Tag Archives: Blogs

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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Turning out the vote at VCU

Students in my Social Media and the Presidential Race honors class, which I have taught with my colleague Jeff South this fall semester, have planned and implemented the nonpartisan get-out-the-vote campaign “VCU Votes.” Students engaged their peers on a blog, … Continue reading

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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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Social media for small businesses

While large corporations have implemented coherent social media strategies, small businesses still struggle to devote resources and time to an effective social media plan. I was interviewed by Jacob Geiger, editor of the business portal Work it, Richmond, on what … Continue reading

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First PressCamp in Bolivia

Video streaming by Ustream My former graduate student Miguel Souza, who graduated from our multimedia journalism program last year, helped to organize the first PressCamp in his hometown Santa Cruz in Bolivia this past weekend. I was invited to speak … 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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