Hi. I’m a social media staff editor at The New York Times. I was the social media editor at ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom focused on investigative journalism. Before that I launched a hyperlocal site for Philly.com, the online home of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. I was a community host for TBD, a website/TV station that covered local news and sports in Washington, D.C. I also spent four years as a reporter for The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News, I wrote for the Centre Daily Times while attending Penn State, and enjoyed a summer internship at The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle.
I focus on using social media and the power of networks to improve reporting/storytelling. Here are some examples of what I mean by that.
What does a social media staff editor do?
I run @nytimes one day per week and otherwise work with the Metro and Sports desks on strategy, crowdsourcing projects, training and any other social needs of the newsroom.
Sometimes people ask me what I think about things, or say that they like what I think about things, or let me think things on a different website.
03/26/13: Hashtags considered #harmful
08/28/12: Journalist of the Day: NYT’s Daniel Victor talks about social media
08/09/12: Daniel Victor found an opportunity in social journalism (audio)
06/05/12: Career lessons from Daniel Victor’s swift ascent
The Buttry Diary
06/05/12: New York Times’ latest hire part of evolving social media team
10/24/11: Aggregation and tips from neighbors drive Philly.com’s new community news site
10/20/11: 4 questions with ProPublica’s new social media editor
05/27/11: Whiskey Chats: Daniel Victor, Community Engagement of Philly.com (audio)
03/21/11: Thanks to Dan Victor and Lisa Rowan for their excellent contributions to TBD
The Buttry Diary
03/21/11: Lessons from risking it all for a journalism start-up that fails
02/21/11: How journalists are using metrics to track the success of tweets
Winter 2010: Community host: An emerging newsroom ‘beat’ without a guide
03/06/09: Who wants to be Daniel Victor’s assignment editor?
01/08/09: The community-directed reporter: Daniel Victor gears up to go mojo
07/03/08: Audio interview with Daniel Victor about his Ning experiences