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We’re Hiring!

Operations/Support Specialist Nashville, TN As part of our team, you’ll work directly with our clients and partners to help make our product more successful. You’ll be creating personal and memorable experiences for our clients. Internally, you’ll work with our development team to make sure our product is client-worthy and meets those changing needs. As an ideal candidate, you have the following skills: * You have the ability to make basic modifications to a website’s design using CSS * You understand the basic elements of HTML and how they are used * You have a...

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NAB 2013 Recap

We have finally recovered from NAB, this year was even better than last.  As usual it was very busy for the Cell Journalist team with 15 meetings in 2.5 days.  We spent most of our time in our hospitality suite at the Encore, where we met with new clients, existing clients and strategic partners. Even though most of our time was spent away from the show floor, we were able to find time on Wednesday afternoon to visit our partners. I was very impressed with our Vizrt integration. Being able to see it live on the touchscreen brought it to life, their team is busy working on the second phase...

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Cell Journalist signs up 17 Media General Stations

With the first quarter wrapping up and spring rolling in, we’ve ended this quarter by signing up 17 Media General stations. Among the group are several stations operating in Top 40 markets and as a whole the company’s stations reach 27.5 percent of the television households in the Southeast, and more than 8 percent of U.S. television households. “We are excited to be launching the latest version of the Cell Journalist UGC platform with the 17 Media General Stations,” said Parker Polidor, Cell Journalist CEO. “These stations will be able to leverage our newest features such as...

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Newsroom UGC Cycle

So we all know the adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words” and in the newsroom this statement couldn’t be more true. Photos and videos are used alongside news reporting to give the audience a clear visualization of what’s happening. When breaking news and weather events occur station’s scurry to find that perfect piece of content to add to their news report. A partnered station in Tampa, Florida, recently reported a brush fire outbreak and below we’ve pieced together an example on how the flow of user generated content was put into...

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Everyday is an Opportunity to #WinTheBigStory

New organizations have been using user generated content for some time now gathering photos, videos, and updates on breaking news from their audience. For example, when hurricane Sandy hit the west coast many news affiliates relied on viewer photos and videos to report what was happening in the area. During the catastrophic event over 25,000 pieces of content was submitted to Cell Journalist partnered stations in the affected areas. During major breaking news and weather most newsrooms go wall to wall with coverage from viewers using UGC call to actions. But what about when breaking news...

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#Nemo: UGC Recap

So winter storm Nemo didn’t exactly rank high on the historical scale as forecasters predicted, but this past weekend the heaving snow and damaging winds spurred viewers to capture an overwhelming number of photos and videos as the blizzard began its downfall Friday evening. Overall, our local news affiliates throughout the northeastern states reported that 29,742 people shared 63,177 pieces of content. From snowed in front doors, buried motor vehicles, to cute dogs covered in snow, audiences looked to Twitter, email, and online local news sites to submit content. In Boston, Mass. alone,...

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