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Is Your Newspaper Pinteresting?

My article for the Inland Press Association’s May issue of the Inlander is now available. In the article you’ll find ideas from 10 newspapers using Pinterest. The piece includes comments from Amy Guth, social media editor at the Chicago Tribune; Buffy Andrews, social media coordinator and assistant managing editor of features and niche publications for the York Daily Record; and Diane Hoffman, community engagement editor for The Pottstown (Pa.) Mercury.

Please come back to NewspapersOnPinterest.com starting Monday, April 30 for extended interviews from each of the above listed sources. They’ve got plenty more to say and share than could fit in the Inlander.  Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog. If you know of a newspaper missing from my list, please comment or tweet me @SocialScraps so I can add to the over 125 newspapers (and still counting) on Pinterest. See you Monday!

Please help me get the word out by pinning this image:


New York Times plans to join Pinterest this spring

By now well over 100 newspapers have opened Pinterest accounts, but I’m still waiting for the New York Times.

After a late night Twitter session with @FarWriter and @Myers_mel I got anxious and decided to go straight to the source. I sent a tweet to Lexi Mainland, the Times’ new social media editor, and received this reply:

So, while it isn’t a firm date, I’m hopeful we’ll see the NYT pinning soon. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I catch word of the new account.

The next question of course will be, what is the newspaper pinning? How would you like to see the New York Times use Pinterest?

Pinterest updates Terms of Service, more

One week after unveiling new user profile pages Pinterest announced today that they have updated their Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy and Privacy Policy.

One important change to the terms includes removing language that previously granted Pinterest the permission to sell anything users pinned to the site. This should be a welcome update for Newspapers on Pinterest and those still considering whether or not to join the network. The new Terms of Service go into effect April 6, 2012.

Be sure to join Kelly Lieberman and the Pinterest community tonight at 9 central for #PinChat. Lieberman will be hosting the weekly Twitter chat and tonight’s topic is Pinterest’s Terms of Service and copyright. Be there!



Check your Pinterest account, you may have been hacked

Anyone responsible for a newspaper Pinterest account should check the account’s recent pins and likes, you may have been hacked. If you see you’ve somehow pinned or liked an image similar to the one below, try opening the pin in the preview mode by clicking on it once.

Pinterest Best Buy Spam image

Hover over the image and see if the “edit” button appears on the top left of the image. If it does, click “edit” then delete the pin on the next page. This is the regular way to delete a pin and for some users the process has been working as usual.

For most accounts though, the edit button does not appear when you hover over the image. If this is the situation you find yourself in, follow these steps to remove it:

  1. Click the pin once to open it up the preview.
  2. Add “/edit” to the end of the URL in your browser’s address bar.
  3. You should now be able to delete the pin from your board.
  4. Double check to make sure the pin doesn’t also appear in your “likes”. If you see the pin there, just unlike it as you normally would by hovering over the pin and clicking the gray button that says “unlike.”
  5. That’s it! Be sure to help spread the word to others who may not know they have this  spam pin on their boards.
Here’s a little more background on how the situation unfolded tonight:

98 Newspapers using Pinterest

We are so close to reaching 100 newspapers on Pinterest! I’ve updated the list again and will finish updating my Pinterest board later today. The alphabetical list now includes 98 newspapers using Pinterest from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

A slew of newspapers have claimed a Pinterest account, but to the best of my knowledge aren’t pinning. I’ve tried not to include those static accounts in the list.

I know there are more out there, it’s just a matter of finding them. So, please let me know what I’m missing!

And now, without further ado, here are the most recent 10 newspapers I’ve added to the list.

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88 Newspapers with Accounts on Pinterest

The list of Newspapers on Pinterest keeps growing and growing. I’ve updated my Pinterest board and the alphabetical list on this site to both include 88 newspapers with Pinterest accounts from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

Newest members of the list:

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Updated list now includes 76 newspapers with accounts on Pinterest

76 newspapers on pinterest
76 newspapers on pinterest

I’ve updated the list of Newspapers on Pinterest. Drumroll please… The alphabetical list now includes 76 newspapers with Pinterest accounts from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

Newest members of the list:

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56 Newspapers on Pinterest and Counting

My list of newspapers on Pinterest now includes 56 accounts from publications in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Because Pinterest doesn’t allow me to reorganize pins on a board, I’ve created a spreadsheet where you can quickly browse through the list which is arranged alphabetically. Of course, if you prefer, you can always check out the growing collection via my actual Pinterest board.

Please add your newspaper in the comments section or tweet me a link @SocialScraps. I’ll be sure and give you a shout-out on Twitter and in this blog. :-) Thanks!

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Everyday I’m Pinteresting

It seems all the world is abuzz about Pinterest.

I learned about the fabulous and addicting site in the summer of 2011 from my dear friend Sarah. A few of Sarah’s Pinterest boards are pictured below. Click here or on the image to find more of her beautiful curations.

For a solid six months I did what everyone else seems to be doing — pinning about food, home decor, party planning, photography and travel.

Lately though I’ve been obsessed with brainstorming ways brands can use Pinterest. I’m specifically interested in observing how the newspaper industry stakes its claim on the site.

The first step in observing how newspapers on Pinterest are using the site is to first find those newspapers — which is much more time consuming than you’d think it would be.

So I’m here to help save you some time and energy. Right now I’m curating the list via my Pinterest board titled (what else?) Newspapers On Pinterest. I’ll be sharing my list with you here as well and I encourage you to let me know what I’m missing. Know of a newspaper that isn’t on my list? Please tweet me @SocialScraps or leave a comment on the blog.

Newspapers on Pinterest board

But wait! My vision for this blog is much more than a list. I’ll be sharing creative ideas and themes I find among these newspapers. And I’m not ALWAYS going to carrying on about newspapers — check out my categories list a little later on and you’ll see posts about other industries and unique boards I find.

And I want to hear from you! Please introduce yourself in the comments and let me know your thoughts about Pinterest. What ideas do you have for creatively using Pinterest? How can brands and newspapers stand out on this new social platform?