Category Archives: Government

Op-ed in Fortune Magazine

Last week, I wrote an op-ed for Fortune Magazine about the 280-character expansion by Twitter, President Donald Trump and the potential implications for international affairs. You can read it the article here. 

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Online courses on global media this summer

This summer, I am offering two online classes at the VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture. The courses “MASC/INTL 151 – Global Communication” and “MASC 291 – Global Health and Social Media” will both be offered online over five … Continue reading

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Workshop for nonprofits at social media conference

On May 4, I’ll be offering a foundations workshop at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference of ConnectVA. The conference targets nonprofits, government and community-based organizations in Virginia. The foundations workshop will give an overview on social media channels and strategies … Continue reading

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Fall classes at VCU: Make a difference in the presidential election

I am offering two award-winning classes this fall semester that will focus on the presidential election. If you’re following the current primary election races, you probably have an idea how exciting the fall campaign is going to be. So, get … Continue reading

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iPadJournos interview Warner, Gillespie and Sarvis

  The student reporters in our iPadJournos project, which I taught with Vivian Medina-Messner this fall semester, covered the senatorial election in Virginia for WTVR.com and landed interviews with incumbent Sen. Mark Warner as well as his challengers, Republican Ed … Continue reading

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Social Media Institute accepts client applications

Our Social Media Institute at VCU is looking for nonprofit clients this summer. Our students will design social media campaigns based on the needs of the clients. Please follow the link below for more information and please share with nonprofits … Continue reading

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“VCU votes” campaign wins award

Our non-partisan “VCU votes” campaign at the Robertson School of Media and Culture won the 2014 VCU Community Engagement Award for Teaching. The campaign utilized social media engagement and advertising techniques, multimedia news reporting as well as voter registration and … Continue reading

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NPR interview on Chris Christie presser

The scandal over bridge lane closures by his administration as a means of political retaliation has put New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the defensive. The possible Republican presidential contender gave a two-hour press conference on Tuesday, expressing his own … Continue reading

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iPadJournos cover gubernatorial race in Virginia

The student reporters in my iPadJournos project covered the election in Virginia for WTVR.com over the last two months  and landed interviews with gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli and Robert Sarvis. Our mobile and social media reporting project, which … Continue reading

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Twitter as a political tool

The announcement of Twitter’s anticipated IPO has the business and social media worlds buzzing. Agence France-Presse used the announcement to take an in-depth look at the impact the microblogging site has had in politics. The news agency interviewed me Friday … Continue reading

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