Episode 26

Published on:

7th Apr 2021

Demystifying TikTok

In this episode we speak to two experts about how best to use TikTok and why journalists need to know about it. 

Dr Gavin Allen, digital journalism lecturer at the University of Cardiff, talks about why being an early adopter of new apps can be valuable for employability. And Neve Gordon-Farleigh, TikTok producer for JournoResources, discusses how to get the most out of the app and what kind of things to post as a journalist. 

The Guests

Neve Gordon-Farleigh

Twitter @Neve_GF

Instagram  @neve.gf

Podcast https://anchor.fm/uncanventional

TikTok @nevethejournalist   

Gavin Allen 

Twitter @Gavinallen

Website https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1422775-allen-gavin


TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/

JournoResources TikTok channel @journoresources   

‘Should journalism schools teach TikTok?’ by Gavin Allen


Gavin’s student, Ffion Clarke using TikTok to bag a job


Journalists mentioned using TikTok:   

@abbiedewhurst Weather presenter for the BBC

@Marcella Whittingale BBC Brighton newsreader/ journalist 

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