Sree Sreenivasan, the chief digital officer of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, dropped by the Nieman Foundation—while on a family vacation to Boston no less—to share some of his advice and best practices for social media. A journalist who has worked across many different media platforms, Sree recently came to the Met from Columbia University, where he had spent 21 years as a professor, dean of students, and chief digital officer. His key messages were the three ABC’s:
Always Be Connecting. It’s important to reach out to people on social media before you need them, rather than waiting to contact them when you’re on deadline.
Always Be Collecting. Use your phone’s camera as a notebook, grabbing photos of slides in presentations or any other info you come across. You may not share it right away, but you’ll be glad you have it when you do.
Always Be Charging. As a journalist in 2015, you don’t want to be stuck on assignment with a dead phone. Keep it charged when you can, or invest in a charger pack for those times when an outlet isn’t available.