Tulsa Public Schools becomes VNN’s first self-managed “Official”

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 11/21/2019, 4:24 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) is now an “Official” contributor to Verified News Network (VNN). Launched in Tulsa in August 2018, VNN is a mobile-based social network of verified news accessed online and on VNN’s free PlugIn app. App users are broken down into five categories: Official, Staff, Expert, Citizen and (recently added) Affiliate. While VNN currently manages 23 “Official” user accounts belonging to agencies such as Tulsa Police Department and National Weather Service- Tulsa, TPS is the network’s first self-managed “Official” account. “We love to spotlight the great teaching and learning happening in our classrooms, and we are excited Verified News Network is a platform we can use to share our stories about school and district news, events, programs, and activities,” TPS spokesperson Lauren Partain said. What is the difference between a self-managed user account and a VNN-managed user account? With a self-managed account, users upload news stories directly to VNN’s free PlugIn app. This allows users to upload more content, when, where and how they want it to be uploaded. Users may then share their news stories through various other platforms like email, text message, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With VNN-managed accounts, VNN staff members take press releases, social media posts and other news content and upload it to VNN’s free PlugIn app on that user’s behalf. “With self-managed accounts, officials are really able to take control of their own personal network of news,” VNN founder Brittany Harlow said. “They never miss a story. Then they can easily upload their news to a variety of other platforms.” You can learn more about VNN here: http://verifiednews.network/


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