Media Interviews

I am regularly featured as a new media expert in various media. Several media have also featured my research and teaching activities.

For media inquiries, please send an e-mail. You will receive a prompt response.

The following are media interviews and coverage of my research and teaching activities:

“Social media takes a healthy approach” and “VCU builds U.S.-Iraqi relations” (VCU President’s Annual Report, Dec. 12, 2014)

“Ferguson to New York, Social Media Is the Organizer’s Biggest Megaphone” (Wall Street Journal, Dec. 4, 2014)

“Local women, including teens, targeted with sex propositions on Facebook” (WTVR-CBS 6, Nov. 18, 2014)

“Henrico woman arrested after ‘I love ISIS’ Facebook post; family explains” (WTVR-CBS 6, Nov. 19, 2014)

“Profiles in Learning: Reinventing the World of Journalism” (VCU Provost’s Office, Oct. 9, 2014)

“Robertson School Pioneers VCU’s first MOOC” (VCU Robertson School, Oct. 8, 2013)

“VCU ventures into online educational phenomenon” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct. 2, 2014)

“Students in online course develop social media strategies for global health care nonprofits” (VCU News, Sept. 29)

“Despite political unrest, Iraqi students partake in VCU summer institute aiding non-profits” (The Commonwealth Times, August 25, 2014)

“Ice bucket challenge gets cool reception” (Free Lance-Star, August 20, 2014)

“Iraqi students learn lessons about social media” (WTVR-CBS 6, July 23, 2014)

“VCU, Iraqi students boost social media for nonprofits” (VCU News, July 18, 2014)

“A battle between governments, not people” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 17, 2014)

“Journalism professor joins the Google Glass Explorer Program” (VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture, June 9, 2014)

“The evolution of Johnny Instagram” (ESPN, May 5, 2014)

“Consumers spooked over General Mills policy that voids right to sue” (WTVR-CBS 6, April 17, 2014)

“Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?” (NPR, March 25, 2014)

“Josh Hardy’s ‘heartbreaking story’ ignited media firestorm” (Free Lance-Star, March 16, 2014)

“Does WhatsApp deal show Facebook knows what’s up?” (Associated Press, Feb. 19, 2014)

“Social Media and the Olympics” (Jimmy Barrett Show on 1140-WRVA, Feb. 4, 2014)

“Mass Communications professor chosen to test high-tech gadget” (The Commonwealth Times, Jan. 14, 2014)

“Taking Responsibility But Dodging Blame, Christie Takes His Time” (NPR, January 9, 2014)

“Social media heats up over Maryville case” (KNPN-Fox 26, October 18, 2013)

“VCU to build new dorms, offer online courses” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 20, 2013)

“Twitter emerges as indispensable political tool” (Agence France-Presse, September 13, 2013)

“Turning Social Media into Social Action” (Meridian International Center, August 29, 2o13)

“Leadership program brings Iraqi students to VCU” (The Commonwealth Times, August 27, 2013)

“Faculty Features” (VCU News, August 27, 2013)

“Marriage of Convenience” (Richmond Magazine, July 31, 2013)

“Aufstände im Netz” (Bold Economy, July 16, 2013 — in German)

“Social media reacts to George Zimmerman’s acquittal” (WTVR-CBS 6, July 15, 2013)

“Mojo rising” (Richmond Magazine, June 28, 2013)

“Facebook is getting old” (Daily Dot, June 12, 2013)

“Students say social sites affect voting decisions; politicians listen” (USA Today College, June 5, 2013)

“Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn sees mysterious jump in Twitter followers that could be a dirty trick from a rival or an effort to make her campaign seem more popular” (New York Daily News, May 31, 2013)

“Yahoo’s Too Uncool for Some Tumblr Bloggers” (TechNewsWorld, May 20, 2013)

“Lesson in Rays-Twitter flap: Think before you hit send” (The Tampa Tribune, May 3, 2013)

Interview on the social media impact in the coverage of the Boston bombings (tbs eFM Primetime, South Korea, April 29, 2013)

“Media, old and new, takes heat for Boston coverage” (Reuters, April 20, 2013)

“3 Tips for PR Pros to Stay On Wikipedia’s Good Side” (PR News, March 27, 2013)

“Faculty members to start health communications research center” (Commonwealth Times, March 17, 2013)

“Mass Comm faculty wins $50,000 to launch Center for Media+Health” (VCU School of Mass Communications, March 13, 2013)

“Students Honored for Voter Registration Drives on Campus and in the Mosby Court Community” (VCU News, Feb. 21, 2013)

“‘VCU votes’ campaign wins Democracy Cup” (VCU School of Mass Communications, Feb. 18, 2013)

“Mass Comm, ASPiRE Students Awarded Democracy Cup” (VCU Division of Community Engagement, Feb. 18, 2013)

“CEEP Presents Democracy Cup Awards at The College of William and Mary’s Active Citizen Conference” (CEEP, Feb. 18, 2013)

“Mass Comm Wins Democracy Cup Prize” (VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, Feb. 14, 2013)

“Obama hätte das nicht einer externen Agentur überlassen” (Sonntag, Feb. 10, 2013 — in German)

“Tablet Computing” (NMZ Horizon Report – 2013 Higher Education Edition, p. 17-18)

“How social media saved a West Columbia stray dog” (The State, Feb. 3, 2013)

“Messner wins Emerging Scholar Grant from AEJMC” (VCU School of Mass Communications, Feb. 1, 2013)

“Like It or Not, Online Preferences Are Not Protected Speech” (The Legal Intelligencer, Jan. 22, 2013)

“Social media, politics create power couple” (Raycom Media, Jan. 22, 2013)

“Future of social media” (VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, Jan. 8, 2013)

“Obama takes ‘fiscal cliff’ battle to Twitter” (Reuters, November 28, 2012)

“After campaigns, lawmakers still use social media” (The Orange County Register, November 28, 2012)

“VCU social media group urges students to get out and vote” (VCU Insight, November 9, 2012)

“VCU Votes polls Richmonders on their choice for president” (WTVR-CBS 6, November 6, 2012)

“Creating the path to CNN” (VCU School of Mass Communications, November 5, 2012)

“Election a lively presence on campus” (VCU News, October 30, 2012)

“Online actions and rants can have real-time consequences” (WTVR-CBS 6, October 25, 2012)

“Gallery of Online Teaching” (VCU Center for Teaching Excellence, October 18, 2012)

“Twitter rettet die Sesamstrasse” (Der Sonntag, October 7, 2012; in German)

“The business media needs to improve its Twitter use” (Talking Biz News, September 28, 2012)

“Die klügsten Köpfe kehren zurück” (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, September 13, 2012; in German)

“Study’s Facebook Post May Have Sparked 340,000 Votes in 2010″ (Bloomberg News, September 12, 2012)

“Social Studies: Does Facebook distract students?” (The Commonwealth Times, September 9, 2012)

“Could ‘liking’ something on Facebook get you fired?” (The Christian Science Monitor, August 10, 2012)

“Is the ‘Like’ Button Protected Free Speech?” (WNYC, August 9, 2012)

“Cultural Collaboration at VCU” (VCU News, August 3, 2012)

“How Tech Is Screwing Up the Olympics” (Discovery News, August 2, 2012)

“Romney will announce VP choice through app” (NBC 12, July 31, 2012)

“Students help nonprofits while making global connections” (VCU School of Mass Communications, July 27, 2012)

“Will Social Media Spoil the Olympics?” (TechNewsWorld, July 27, 2012)

“Why Did Reddit Succeed Where Digg Failed?” (Technology Review, July 18, 2012)

“Adding CSR Efforts to Wikipedia: Go the Indirect Route” (PR News, July 17, 2012)

“IYLEP: A Window into Iraq” (Richmond.com, July 16, 2012)

“Microsoft, NBC Part Ways” (E-Commerce Times, July 16, 2012)

“Iraqi students learn social media lessons in Richmond” (WTVR-CBS 6, July 12, 2012)

“IOC’s Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media Could Reach Olympic Proportions” (E-Commerce Times, June 20, 2012)

“Rodney King beating: First ever ‘viral video’” (WTVR-CBS 6, June 18, 2012)

“The Last Waltz” (WRIR, May 17, 2012)

“VCU Junior Selected as Student Campaign Correspondent for The Washington Post” (VCU News, May 7, 2012)

“Clicking ‘Like’ on Facebook Is Not Protected Speech, Judge Rules” (The New York Times, May 5, 2012)

“Experts Unlike Ruling in Facebook Speech Case” (Associated Press, May 4, 2012)

“No, self-regulation online is sufficient, others argue” (AsiaOne – Singapore, May 2, 2012)

“Zimmerman social media blitz: Risky or about time?” (CNN Headline News, May 1, 2012)

“In a bind over Net regulation” (The New Paper – Singapore, April 30, 2012)

“What is Facebook doing buying patents?” (CBS 6, April 23, 2012)

“The Social Media Shuffle: From Kony To Spooning” (NPR, April 19, 2012)

“Mobile Health News Network” (WRIR, April 13, 2012)

“Tumblr founder builds expansion on Richmond’s diverse tech talents” (CBS 6, April 3, 2012)

“Mass Communications Students use iPads for Social Journalism Class” (VCU News, March 28, 2012)

“Employers Using Facebook” (WRIC TV 8, March 19, 2012)

“Katie Paine’s 13 Favorite Papers From IPRRC 2012″ (The Measurement Standard, March 22, 2012)

“Richmond: The #38 ‘Most Socially Networked City’?” (Richmond.com, March 19, 2012)

“How Teenagers Learned To Hate Joseph Kony” (NPR, March 9, 2012)

“What do Google changes mean for your privacy?” (CBS 6, February 29, 2012)

“iPadJournos reaching new level of education” (MASC News, February 9, 2012)

“You need to meet … Marcus Messner” (Work It, Richmond, February 9, 2012)

“VCU Mass Comm takes over Miami” (MASC News, February 8, 2012)

“How PR Can Forge Peaceful Coexistence With Wikipedia” (PR News, February 6, 2012)

“Mandatory changes for Facebook, Google users reignite debate” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 27, 2012)

“SOPA Protest” (WRIR, January 20, 2012)

“Does new media have PIPA/SOPA right?” (CBS 6, January 18, 2012)

“Widespread internet blackouts to protest federal bill” (CBS 6, January 18, 2012)

“Will federal bill ‘stifle’ the internet?” (CBS 6, January 18, 2012)

Radio Interview on Social Media, Part 1Part 2 (Leinehertz 106einhalb, January 7, 2011; in German)

“Breaking tweets” (inVocus, December 21, 2011)

“Tweeting the News: How Americans and U.S. News Organizations Use Social Media” (Presscamp Bolivia, December 3, 2011)

“Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits” (Richmond.com, November 28, 2011)

“Al Jazeera anchor, reporter visits VCU” (VCU News, November 8, 2011)

“Social Media: Put to Work by Businesses, but Payoff Unclear” (Arkansas Business Journal, November 7, 2011)

“C-SPAN incorporates short-form tweets into long-form news coverage” (Poynter, October 31, 2011)

“Obama goes to Tumblr” (Marketplace Tech Report, October 26, 2011)

“Auf den Marktplatz stellen und schreien” (Sonntag – Das digitale Magazin, October 16, 2011; in German)

“Study ranks blogs’ use of traditional media as sources in 2006 election” (AEJMC Hot Topics, October 6, 2011)

“VCU Professor Gets Golden Apple For Social Media” (Richmond.com, September 14, 2011)

“50 Most Social Media Savvy Professors in America” (OnlineColleges.net, September 12, 2011)

“Faculty Feature” (VCU News, August 12, 2011)

“The Business of Campaigning” (Business Today Egypt, August 10, 2011)

“City Marketing Fiasco” (WRIR, August 5, 2011)

“Chris Busse Presents to IYLEP Students” (Fahrenheit Technology, July 22, 2011)

“Iraqi Young Leaders Social Media Initiative Teaches Social Media Networking, Community Engagement and Cultural Awareness” (VCU News, July 22, 2011)

“Iraqi students: In Richmond” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 20, 2011)

“Are news outlets poisoning public opinion” (CBS 6, July 11, 2011)

“Reviews mixed on Twitter forum” (Boston Herald, July 8, 2011)

“Facebook users more connected than others” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 17, 2011)

“Custody dispute goes viral after judge’s decision” (The Associated Press, June 9, 2011)

“Go ahead, tweet something interesting” (The Boston Globe and Austin American-Statesman, June 5, 2011)

“The art of breaking news on social media” (inVocus, May 13, 2011)

“President Obama’s social media strategy for 2012″ (TV2 – Denmark, April 21, 2011)

“Study finds major U.S. newspapers are warming up to Wikipedia” (PhysOrg.com, April 12, 2011)

“VCU researchers’ study finds major U.S. newspapers are warming up to Wikipedia” (VCU News, April 11, 2011)

“Studies find journalists use Twitter for broadcast” (Reportr.net, April 1, 2011)

“Newspapers Adapt to the Internet” (WRVA – Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett, March 25, 2o11)

“Social Media (R)evolution” (The Signal, March 7, 2011)

“Young adults are active ‘social animals’” (Coloradoan, March 4, 2011)

“Rock Hill and social media” (The Herald, March 2, 2011); “Rock Hill eyes social media” (The Herald, February 27, 2011)

“‘Outwork Everyone Else,’ Anderson Cooper tells students” (RVA News and Commonwealth Times, February 21, 2011)

“Audience Questions Answered by Anderson Cooper” (Associated Content from Yahoo!, February 20, 2011)

“Women, young adults are active ‘social animals’” (USA Today, February 20, 2011)

“Internet Companies Increasingly Caught Up in Political Events” (Voice of America, February16, 2011)

“Journalists in Egypt” (WRVA – Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett, February 7, 2o11)

“Richmond’s own version of Wikileaks” (CBS 6, January 10, 2011)

“White House uses social media as ‘Costco version of politics’” (Poynter, November 29, 2010)

“Teaching and Learning with Social Media at VCU” (Center for Teaching Excellence, September 2010)

“A Welcome Exchange” (Style Weekly, August 2010)

“Iraqi Students Explore Social Media and Non-Profits” (Fahrenheit Emerging Media, August 19, 2010)

“US and Iraqi students partner on social media campaigns to benefit nonprofits” (Examiner.com, August 2, 2010)

“Iraqi Exchange Program Highlights” (Richmond.com, July 28, 2010)

“A Step Toward Mutual Understanding” (White House Blog, July 26, 2010)

“Iraqi Young Leaders Social Media Initiative at VCU Teaches Social Media Networking, Community Engagement and Cultural Awareness” (VCU News, July 23, 2010)

“VCU hosting 20 Iraqi students for the summer” (NBC 12, July 21, 2010)

Journalism – RIP” (WRVA – Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett, July 23, 2o10)

“Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program Blog” (Richmond.com, July-August 2010)

“Unternehmen kommen an Wikipedia nicht mehr vorbei” (PR im Wandel, May 25, 2010; in German)

“Wondering about Wikipedia? You Should Be” (KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog, March 24, 2010)

“The police want to be your BFF” (Star Exponent, December 28, 2009)

“Facebook Goes To School” (South Florida Sun Sentinel, December 6, 2009)

“Martinez joins other Bay Area cities on Twitter” (Contra Costa Times, November 13, 2009)

“Twitter, Facebook build career development” (Commonwealth Times, November 9, 2009)

White House Attacks Fox News” (WRVA – Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett, October 20, 2009)

“Future of Journalism conference: video conclusion” (The Guardian, September 11, 2009)

“Twitter, the new shovelware” (The Guardian, September 10, 2009)

“Study finds US news media use Twitter as shovelware” (Reportr.net, September 10, 2009)

“Social Media’s Increasing Influence on Global Events” (VCU on Topic, July 2, 2009)

Michael Jackson Overload” (WRVA – Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett, June 26, 2009)

“Internet accuracy: Is information on the Web reliable?” (CQ Researcher, August 1, 2008)

“Wikipedia’s gotten friendlier over the years” (KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog, March 8, 2008)

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