Vermont Public Radio 2019 Murrow Entry — Social Media
In 2019, VPR and its news staff used social media not only to share stories with our audience but to deepen understanding and engagement.
Through Instagram and Twitter, we share fun and aesthetic photos, videos and GIFs, as well as narrative threads, to broaden one’s experience of a story. Through platforms like Goodreads, we create book lists to go along with our semi-annual Vermont Edition book shows. With Facebook posts, we strive for productive and civil discussions to continue the conversation our stories started. And at our best, we use these platforms to disseminate tools like our Brave Little State map, which shows all the places in the state we have – and haven’t – visited for the podcast.
- Photos of the Right Reverend Shannon MacVean-Brown, first black woman to lead the Vermont Episcopal Church [Oct. 14]
- Portraits of student climate activists at the "Empty The Schools" March in Montpelier [Sept. 20]
- Video of retiring Vermont Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Skoglund parading her office boar's head to its new home [July 3]
- Brave Little State's interactive episode map [Aug. 3]
- A narrative thread about a reporting trip to cover the Bernie Sanders campaign in Iowa [Nov. 4]
- A GIF and link to a guide detailing our visual explainers – featuring one of our show hosts doing silly things – for our Did It Work? news series [Sept. 9]