Category Archives: Politics

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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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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Social media fuels protests in Ferguson and New York

After the controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City on the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, protesters turned to social media to organize their demonstrations. Twitter and Instagram were used to visualize the growing crowds and motivate additional protesters … 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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iPadJournos presentation at AEJMC Conference

My doctoral students Jeanine Guidry will be presenting the iPadJournos project at the AEJMC Conference in Montreal next week. The following are resources about and from the iPadJournos project that give an in-depth look at how the project works and … 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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#VCUvotes and #UncleRam turn out vote at VCU

Our get-out-the-vote campaign “VCU votes” completed its second run this fall during the gubernatorial election in Virginia. After the presidential election last year, our campaign was again sponsored by the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP). Our campaign manager Emily Satchell … Continue reading

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