Semi-closed Groups and Communities: A Best Practice Guide for Reporting

  • Friday, Oct 02 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM ET (14:30 – 15:15 UTC)
  • Not available virtually
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New research from recent Knight-Nieman Fellow Mark Frankel provides a best practices guide for sourcing from and reporting on semi-closed and “dark social” groups – join for techniques and tips and learn how valuable sub-Reddit communities and Facebook groups can be to journalists.

This session is designed for:

  • Reporters trying to get a foot in the door in semi-closed social communities
  • Editors interested in expanding their story-sourcing resources
  • Anyone who would like to better understand what is happening in “dark social” groups


Mark Frankel
Head of Social Media, PMI
@markfrankel29Visit Website