How the WAFF 48 Digital Team informs & interacts using Social Media

How the WAFF 48 Digital Team informs & interacts using Social Media
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Social media has become an essential tool for news outlets to reach the masses.

The WAFF 48 Digital Team uses tools like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to not only inform but also engage with our audience.

Direct feedback from our readers and viewers makes our news product better for all. Social media allows us that direct feedback in the easiest possible way.


How WAFF 48 used social media in 2020:

Protecting followers from scams during the COVID-19 pandemic

You may want to pass this along to make sure no one falls for this coronavirus scam!

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Providing important information about every day use products

“Keeping it in your car during hot weather, exposing it to sun, and particularly being next to open flame while smoking in vehicles or grilling while enjoying this weekend can lead to disaster.”

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Informing followers of new requirements during the pandemic

BREAKING: Face coverings will be required in Madison County starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Monday, July 6, 2020

Bringing the latest updates on social issues impacting our communities

The University of Alabama football team released a video declaring that "All lives can’t matter until black lives matter."

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Confederate monument outside the Madison County Courthouse has been vandalized with red paint. Madison County Sheriff is here to investigate.

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Helping followers find their stimulus checks

The Treasury announced in a reversal Wednesday, that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically receive the $1,200 payment.

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Bringing much needed uplifting videos to brighten the days of our followers

THANK YOU, HEALTH CARE WORKERS! Your community is there for you! We're all in this together!

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

SURPRISE: See this young Private give his mother a Military homecoming surprise. His mom is a Kindergarten teacher at Hazel Green Elementary. https://bit.ly/3oKt9iB

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Thursday, December 10, 2020

Showing area residents that COVID can be beat

A REASON TO CHEER: The first COVID-19 patient discharged from Crestwood Medical Center got a well-deserved celebration. >> https://bit.ly/2S58HuC

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Friday, April 24, 2020

Providing LIVE looks during historical events in our communities

LIVE: Protestors outside the courthouse in downtown Huntsville. Police have created a perimeter.

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Monday, June 1, 2020

Elizabeth Gentle WAFF 48 is live at the protest in downtown Huntsville. Get updates here. >> https://bit.ly/3eKRQX4

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Staying LIVE during severe weather for those that shelter in place near a TV

SEVERE STORMS: We're bringing you continuous coverage as severe storms enter the area. Click here for more on today's First Alert Weather Day. >> https://bit.ly/2xZv0e6

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Allowing followers to say Goodbye to lost icons

WAFF's Margo Gray was in attendance as Little Richard was laid to rest today. https://bit.ly/36fZXrH

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Country music star Charlie Daniels passes away at the age of 83. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic...

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Monday, July 6, 2020

Bringing history to phones and computers everywhere

Joe Biden officially announces Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate.

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

WATCH: President Trump arrives on Air Force One to survey tornado damage in Nashville >> https://bit.ly/2wwghqz

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Friday, March 6, 2020

A live look as the White House holds a swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett.

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Monday, October 26, 2020

Giving each follower a platform to speak

Are you in favor of defunding the police as some protesters have called for recently? https://bit.ly/3cNvEds

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Monday, June 8, 2020

What do you think? Read more about Juneteenth here >> https://bit.ly/2UXGE1S

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Thursday, June 18, 2020

What did you think of tonight's debate?

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

When do you think the Senate should vote on a new Supreme Court Justice? https://bit.ly/3iWErxO

Posted by WAFF 48 News on Monday, September 21, 2020

The WAFF 48 Digital Team is headed up by Digital Manager Wade Smith. Three Digital Producers – Anna Mahan, Kelsey Duncan and Kelli Rosson – spend their work weeks finding new and creative ways to reach our viewers. WAFF 48 also leans on the efforts of news managers, reporters, producers and anchors to bring the freshest content to our followers every single day.

This entry would not be possible without hard work from the entire newsroom.

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