Thank you to those who followed our Live Tweet event.
On this 18th anniversary of Jodi’s disappearance, we have new tools to help us find Jodi.
Social media has allowed us to spread Jodi’s story to people who may not have known about her case or to those who may have lived in Mason City in 1995 and haven’t followed up on the case in the last two decades. Either way, educating the public of and connecting with those who have vital information is on the forefront of our minds, and could be the critical connection in breaking this case open.
And on this difficult day, social media has boosted fight for for information.
Below is a list of sources where Jodi’s case and/or FindJodi was discussed, linked, mentioned, hash-tagged or connected the user in another way. All are vehicles that drive her story exponentially; something that wasn’t possible 10, 5 or even just a few years ago.
Thanks to those supporting the cause here and on social media and to the outlets that have given coverage to Jodi’s case. We’ll add sources as they come in.
KARE-11 News airs story on FindJodi.com, Inc. team
KARE-11 (NBC, Minneapolis) aired a story about Jodi’s case and our team’s efforts thanks to Reporter Lindsey Seavert and Photojournalist Craig Norkus.
The crew worked with our team over several days by sitting in on our Skype conferences and they attended the 13 Annual Day of Caring Golf Event that some of our team members attended. We appreciate the coverage and we will post a link to the story when after it hits the Web.
- KARE11 News: Past stories about Jodi’s case
WCCO-TV News story gets picked up by Yahoo News
WCCO-TV reporter Liz Collin and Photojournalist Tom Aviles worked with our team a few days in the past months to put a story together about our efforts in Jodi’s case. The story aired in Twin Cities of Minnesota a few weeks ago and got great exposure. But days later, the story was picked up by Yahoo News and a flood of people were exposed to Jodi’s case who may never had been if it wasn’t for the WCCO-TV report. Thanks to the web, the story and Yahoo, daily traffic quintupled on FindJodi.com. Furthermore, at deadline there are 407 comments posted on the Yahoo story link (see below).
- WCCO-TV Report: After 18 Years, Team Continues Search For Jodi Huisentruit
- Yahoo News Page: After 18 Years, Team Continues Search For Jodi Huisentruit
FTVLive Television News Insider website posts story on Live Tweet event
FTVLive.com is a TV News Insider website that has been around since 2000. Many people in the television news industry check out this site for the goings on in newsrooms around the country. Founder Scott Jones is a 20+ year television news veteran. He posted a story about FindJodi.com’s Live Twitter event today. We appreciate the coverage by FTVLive and we’re glad people who work in the same industry Jodi did (and many who actually worked WITH Jodi) have the opportunity to learn about the latest in her case.
- FTVLive.com‘s Story: FindJodi.com Live Tweets Event 18 Years Later
Iowa Congressman Tom Latham mentions Huisentruit case on Facebook
Rep. Tom Latham is the U.S. Representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district. He’s served in Congress since 1995. Rep. Latham grew up in Alexander, Iowa which is just south of Mason City. We were notified by a FindJodi.com visitor that Rep. Latham mentioned Jodi’s case to his Facebook audience on this 18th anniversary of her disappearance. Another fine example of how social media can reach people and send a message. Rep. Latham has 5,283 ‘Likes’ on his page (people who follow his status updates and are interested in what he has to say).
- Rep. Tom Latham’s Facebook Page
- His post about Jodi
FoxNews.com posts an update on Huisentruit case
FoxNews.com gets millions of views each day. They recently posted an article about how police are no closer to solving the Huisentruit case than they were 18 years ago. That’s the frustrating reality of this case. Many believe there is no update, therefore the story doesn’t matter. What matters is that the story remains in the news and allows others to learn about it. It’s media coverage that helps.
Those are just a few examples of how the case is being covered and how social media is used to help move the message. Check back for updates on the coverage. Again, thanks for your support.