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Introducing Our Social Media Team

NYTLEV Twitter PageSeven students at NYU Journalism direct The Local’s social media effort, including our Twitter account.

Here at The Local, we’d like to introduce you to the members of our team who are helping to promote digital innovation on the site through social media.

They are a group of students in the Studio 20 graduate concentration at NYU Journalism and for the past several weeks they have assumed the task of interacting with readers and extending the reach of our reporting through a range of social media, including The Local’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The students are:

  • Blair Hickman @amandablair on Twitter; Ms. Hickman also manages The Local’s Facebook page.
  • Nasry Esmat @nasry; Mr. Esmat handles photo submissions.
  • Chao Li @cli6cli6, who Tweets for The Local (@nytlev) on Mondays.
  • Dave Holmes @david_m_holmes, who Tweets on Tuesdays.
  • Colin Jones @colin_jones, who Tweets on Wednesdays.
  • Chelsea Stark @chelseabot; Ms. Stark is The Local’s Social Media Editor and she Tweets on Thursdays.
  • Todd Olmstead @toddjolmstead, who Tweets on Fridays.

One way that the team has already added value to the blogosphere is through their creation of a series of East Village-related Twitter lists (including a list of neighborhood bars and restaurants).

We hope that you will submit your own ideas for the lists, and send along breaking news tips, interesting photos, and just about anything else that crosses your mind that you can sum up in 140 characters.