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StateImpact Style: Setting up your Facebook and Twitter accounts

These are the instructions to get the pretty StateImpact look on your Twitter and Facebook pages.


1. Log out.
2. Select “Create a page” link below the “Sign Up” button.
3. Select “Media/News/Publishing” under category.
4. Type “StateImpact FullStateName”
5. Check “I agree to Facebook Pages Terms,” and click “Get Started”
6. Click “I already have a Facebook account,” and fill out the form using your own Facebook account login info.
7. Add this profile image
8. Select ‘Edit Info’ under Page name

  • Basic info: Name, founded, city/state.
  • About: “A collaboration of local public media and NPR with a focus on XyXy.”
  • Description: “StateImpact [State Name] is a collaboration between XySTATION, XySTATION, XySTATION and NPR. Reporters XyXy and XyXy cover state government with a focus on [coverage area]. Read our reports online, and hear us on public radio stations across [state].”
  • Add
  • Phone (optional)

9. Manage permissions

  • Profanity Blocklist: Medium

10. Your Settings

  • Deselect email notification

11. Add under “Manage Admins” in the left navigation.

12. Add a post! Important: This is the headline style (‘We’ve Got a Budget Framework’) | By Scott Detrow’). Just double click on the headline to enable you to edit it. Same with story summaries, which should be tightened up. Feel free to add commentary, like “Announcement came from Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati’s Twitter account…”


1. Login:

  • Username: StateImpactPA, StateImpactIN, StateImpactFL
  • Password: whatever you choose, send it to

2. Change Settings > Profile

  • Add this profile image
  • Change name: “StateImpact [full state name]”
  • Set location: City, State
  • Add SI blog address
  • Bio: “StateImpact [full state name] is a collaboration of local public media and @NPR, covering state government with a focus on [XyXy].”
  • Save changes

3. Change Settings > Design

  • Add this background image
  • Check “tile background”
  • Change design colors
  • Background (1e2b36)
  • Text (333333)
  • Links (164a7a)
  • Sidebar (d6d6d6)
  • Sidebar border (8a8a8a)
  • Save changes