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Tutorial: Tumblr for journalists (and everyone else)

This article originally appeared on the author’s blog “Six Times an Hour.”

If you haven’t already, check out my Tumblr for Journalists tutorial on SlideShare.

The name is a little deceptive: It really can be a primer for anyone who is confused by the Tumblr platform and wants a basic-to-advanced primer. With over 5,000 views, it’s become one of the go-to guides for anyone who is interesting in launching a Tumblr blog.

Another note: Tumblr relaunched their platform about two months after the primer was released, so some of the look-and-feel has been changed, but the functionality is basically the same.

If you want to download Keynote, PowerPoint and PDF version of the slideshow, you can do so here. The tutorial is released under a Creative Commons license, so feel free to change things around to suit your newsroom or company.

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About the Author:

Matthew Keys

Matthew Keys is an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of experience covering the business of television and radio broadcasting, streaming services and the overall media industry. In addition to his work as publisher of The Desk, Matthew contributes regularly to StreamTV Insider and KnowTechie, and has worked for several well-known news organizations, including Thomson Reuters, McNaughton Newspapers, Grasswire, Comstock's magazine, KTXL-TV and KGO-TV. Matthew is a member of IRE, a trade organization for investigative reporters and editors, and is based in Northern California.

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