Category Archives: Blogs

Joining the Google Glass Explorer Program

Just last week I was selected to join the Google Glass Explorer Program and the glasses already arrived yesterday. I will share my experiences and experiments with this technology on my new blog Glass@VCU. My project is generously supported by … Continue reading

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What’s the future of social media?

I was recently interviewed by VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences on the future of social media. Please view the video above for an excerpt from the interview.

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Tumblr Founder David Karp speaks at VCU

The founder of the microblogging platform Tumblr, David Karp, delivered the Turpin Lecture at VCU’s School of Mass Communications on Tuesday evening. Before and after speaking to an audience of around 200 students, faculty and media professionals, the 25-year-old entrepreneur … Continue reading

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Follow “iPadJournos” on Twitter and Facebook

This semester, I am teaching a Social Media Journalism class at VCU, in which all 14 student received an iPad to do mobile reporting projects. This innovative technology project is run in cooperation with VCU’s Center for Teaching Excellence and … Continue reading

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New course: Social Media and the iPad

In the spring semester I will offer a special topics class “Social Media Journalism” in VCU’s School of Mass Communications. In the class, we will do hands-on social media reporting and portfolio building on various platforms. The class will also … Continue reading

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Social media and the 2012 presidential campaign

President Barack Obama and the Republican field of candidates are putting their social media campaigns in place for the 2012 presidential race. Republicans recently announced that they will be ready to play social media this time around, and President Obama … Continue reading

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Citing blogs without proper attribution

My latest journal publication, which just appeared in the summer issue of the Newspaper Research Journal, tracks the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, my co-author Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami’s School of … Continue reading

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Social media and personal campaigns

Social media like Facebook and Twitter are increasingly used for personal campaigns online. The Associates Press reports on a mother in North Carolina who built a following on social networking to challenge a court ruling that gave her estranged husband … Continue reading

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President Obama’s social media strategy for 2012

President Barack Obama’s visit to the Facebook headquarters yesterday has put the spotlight on his social media strategy for his reelection efforts in 2012. I was interviewed today via Skype on the evening news of TV2 in Denmark about Obama’s … Continue reading

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The sources of the political blogosphere

There are fundamental differences in how traditional news media bloggers and unaffiliated bloggers (you might call them the original bloggers) operate. In a recent study on the sourcing of political blogs in the United States, I found that newspapers use … Continue reading

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