Using LinkedIn: a journalist’s guide

Posted by Kim Pittaway, J-Source |

[…] But that’s just the basic stuff. While you won’t find stagette party pics and you can’t send pals virtual beer steins or animated smiley flower bouquets, for journalists who are searching for sources, job-hunting or trolling for freelance work, or simply looking for help with professional issues, can be useful. Here’s how:

Finding sources
There are a couple of potential routes here—some simpler if you have an upgraded account (the first-level upgrade costs $19.95 US per month). First, you can click on “People” in the top navigation bar and search by name, company, job title or country. With a free account, you can connect to those you turn up through your connections; with an upgrade, you can contact them directly.