Instagram was co-founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It launched on October 6, 2010. The photo social media platform now has over 300 million users and is owned by Facebook. The app allows users to easily upload photos from their smart phones and share with millions of other people. One feature Instagram offers is filtering. The filters help the photos look more appealing.
Some of the uses include news gathering, promoting products, and interaction between companies and consumers.
Journalists can post pictures of their news packages, the inside of the studio, or pictures of them covering stories in the field. They should be careful not to post anything against the news organization’s rules.
Instagram is a great tool for finding photos, videos, and other links to help journalists covering breaking news or special events.