Adopt a Multimedia Journalist: Molly Wood

The multifaceted journalist I chose is Molly Wood, who has worked for several news organizations. The organizations she has worked for include Marketplace, The New York Times, CNET, The Boston Globe, WUWM-FM and much more. She has experience with many aspects of journalism including reporting, blogging, radio, podcasts, columns, sports and marketing on social media. Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.30.03 AM

Wood uses several platforms to share her content and engage with her audience. The platforms she uses include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Klout, Flickr, Instagram, Muck Rack and her own website.

Here she is using Muck Rack, a site where journalists can interact/network with one another and share each others content along with promoting their social media accounts. The site also allows users to show examples of their media accounts, like Wood’s Twitter. She mostly talks about her specialty, technology, since she is currently working for marketplace. Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 10.32.13 AM

Below she is working for CNET, which is an organization used for information about tech products and news, which also includes reviews, prices and much more. Here she is talking to the cast of a low-tech show called ‘Chaos.’ She discusses the little use of technology with the main characters

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Wood’s Instagram is a mixture of business and pleasure. She updates her followers on her personal life while also reviewing and discussing technology. This account is one she updates more regularly than others. She does a good job of integrating her profession and personal life into her media.

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Wood’s website is where she updates readers of her everyday life, although she has not posted since 2015. Either way her website proves to be useful in telling her audience what she’s doing, where she’s going in life, and gives pointers to what she is or was doing as a journalist.

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At Marketplace, Wood generally does a podcast interview with her sources and writes out the story afterword for the website.

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Her Facebook page is unlike her other social media accounts because she puts almost everything about her work into her feed for those who like the page.

 

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At the New York Times, Wood was the deputy technology editor where she posted stories and wrote “Machine Learning,” where she wrote and took video of her talking about which technology she uses.

 

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Her flickr account has not been updated since 2010, probably because Instagram exists now. It seems that she used this account to post bout her personal life rather than her work life.

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Another use of media Wood uses is Google+. Although she has not used this in a while, she made sure to tell her audience what she was doing, which was similar to what she did on her blog.

Overall, Wood does a fairly good job of having a plethora of outlets to share her work and experience at so many different news outlets. She is someone who is very involved in technology so that already brings a journalist two steps ahead of everyone. Her knowledge of technology allows her to use several different outlets to share her work to the audience.

Although she does not update all of her media like she used to, Wood did a good job of covering all of her bases in telling people who she was and what she was doing, whether that meant sharing her latest thoughts on a new cell phone or interviewing someone about Microsoft.

 

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