Techniques

Getting down to the details of how to create strong journalism on the web.

So you've just woken up and you grab your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Where do you go? E-mail, of course. Then maybe you check out your station's home page and competing organizations' home pages. As you make your way through the day, are you keeping  a close eye on what's trending in your market? 

Here are 10 ways to make sure you are seeing your region's most intriguing, relevant, quirky, newsy stories as they boil up on the web.

Twitter

Reddit

Google Alerts

Google Reader

Facebook

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Think back to recent presidential caucuses, primaries, conventions, general elections and inaugurations. What sticks out as the most poignant memories? I bet there's an over-the-top hurrah. A concession speech. A convention speech. A rousing debut.