Tag Archives: CBS 6

How can teenagers safely use social media and mobile apps?

Over the last few weeks, I have been interviewed several times by CBS 6 and 8NEWS in Richmond on the safe and responsible use of social media and mobile apps by teenagers. You can view the news reports below.

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Interviews with CBS 6

I did two interviews with CBS 6 in Richmond this week. The first interview was about Internet safety and an incident in which a community came together on social media to warn about a stalker. The second interview was about social media uses … Continue reading

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News coverage on IYLEP Social Media Institute

Our fifth VCU Social Media Institute wrapped up at the end of July and the students produced 10 social media campaigns for nonprofit organizations. This year, we also included a nonprofit client from Iraq, the organization Nature Iraq. Several news … Continue reading

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iPadJournos presentation at Journalism Interactive Conference

I will be presenting the iPadJournos project at the Teach-A-Thon session of the Journalism Interactive Conference at the University of Maryland this Friday (April 4). The presentation will focus on how mobile journalism has become a permanent part of the … Continue reading

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iPadJournos project covered by Richmond Magazine

Harry Kollatz Jr., senior writer at Richmond Magazine, wrote about the iPadJournos project in his latest media column. Titled “Mojo Rising,” the column describes the partnership between the class and WTVR-CBS 6. Kollatz visited our class in late April and … Continue reading

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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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Think before tweeting!

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are especially popular with teenagers who do not necessarily think about the long-term consequences of their online actions. CBS 6 reporter Wayne Covil interviewed me on what online rants can do to future … Continue reading

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Third social media summer with IYLEP

Our third VCU Social Media Institute has come to an end with the student project teams presenting their social media projects to their nonprofit clients. All clients received social media manuals to help them to maintain their campaigns on Facebook, … Continue reading

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Iraqi students study social media at VCU

This summer, Vivian Medina-Messner and I are teaching 24 Iraqi college students in our VCU Social Media Institute. They are in the U.S. through the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and … Continue reading

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VCU Social Media Institute to design nonprofit campaigns

The VCU Social Media Institute will shortly begin its third year. College students from Iraq and Virginia Commonwealth University will work in project teams for four weeks to design and implement social media campaigns for 10 nonprofit organizations in the … Continue reading

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