First posted July 31, 2015, additional articles added as come out.
I did a Q&A with Poynter reporter Kristen Hare on Monday [July 27, 2015] and it exploded across Twitter. We continue to see a surge in traffic and a flood of emails.
We created Expertise Finder to solve a frustration I had as a journalist, a pleasure to see it resonate with more of my journalist peers.
Then Twitter Took Over
A former journalist created a site to help journalists find experts http://t.co/ErKFRfTdE3 pic.twitter.com/zV6VucP5CX
— Poynter (@Poynter) July 27, 2015
A former journalist created @mediaspotme, a site to help journalists find experts http://t.co/z4qoWFCIUL via @Poynter — Journalism.co.uk (@journalismnews) July 28, 2015
Velocity alumni http://t.co/CzV1OAFhpf is on a mission to make the world a more informed place http://t.co/2Cqm6AgT2i pic.twitter.com/E5YJM2PGLD
— Velocity (@UWvelocity) July 27, 2015
Expertise Finder, un portal para periodistas que buscan expertos http://t.co/I2AOtW0l2B pic.twitter.com/gHM50huJTW
— Clases de Periodismo (@cdperiodismo) July 28, 2015
Полезные инструменты для #медиа – @mediaspotmer и #heypress – поиск экспертов и журналистов @StavrosRougas http://t.co/Ff2ylt7Hl3 — Новый репортер (@NewReporterNew) July 29, 2015
5 online databases for journalists to find new sources, including @WorldFixer_, @SourceRising and @mediaspotme https://t.co/zN6OOiIZ07
— Mădălina Ciobanu (@madalinacrc) July 29, 2015
Article about us top trending on @Poynter (Global Leader in #Journalism) http://t.co/1g066Fg7RJ #media #jtech pic.twitter.com/AvjNAMxeCD
— Expertise Finder (@mediaspotme) July 27, 2015
Resulted in These Articles from Around the World
Brazil’s “New York Times”.
“[H]elps journalists find academic experts who can comment on the latest happenings around the world”
http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/poder/2015/08/1665849-novo-em-folha-site-norte-americano-ajuda-jornalista-a-encontrar-especialistas.shtml (full article requires registration)
“Beyond the undisputed leadership of the Internet giant [Google], there are other useful tools”
Original: “Más allá del liderazgo indiscutido del gigante de Internet [Google], hay otros motores útiles”
“Helps journalists find experts”
We were featured in a top five list of useful journalism tools around the web on a UK based journalism platform.
“[S}ection where we collect links to technological innovations in the world of information”.
Original: “La rubrica dove raccogliamo i link per non perdere le novità tecnologiche nel mondo dell’informazione”.
Called us as an alternative to Google for finding experts.
Then this follow up article:
Clases De Periodismo, a Spanish language publication dedicated to helping journalists find the most helpful tools for their craft, covered our service and the Poynter interview.
Russian-based Newreporter.com covered us as a tool that will increasingly become useful to digital journalists.
“Stavros Rougas often found himself in a circumstance nearly every chase producer experiences: searching for people with specific expertise to participate in panel discussions or comment on a news story on a very short timeline.”: http://jpress.journalism.ryerson.ca/jsource/ Note: this article was not the result of Poynter article. Must give J-Source journalist credit, it came out a few days after Poynter article and is part of an ongoing media trend.
Tech startup aims to connect journalists with subject experts faster: http://t.co/sr2cIJOLzH
— J-Source (@jsource) July 31, 2015
“Google for Journalists”
“Specialist for Journalists to Find Experts”
“Search engine for journalists”
“Works just as well as Google”