Tag Archives: Election

Legal battle to protect the Facebook “Like”

An appeals court in Richmond is considering whether a Facebook “Like” is protected speech under the U.S. Constitution. A district court had ruled earlier this year that the “Like” is not protected. A sheriff’s officer had “liked” the Facebook page … Continue reading

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VP announcement via mobile app

It seems like the next stage for announcing a vice-presidential pick. After Barack Obama’s campaign announced Joe Biden’s selection via text message in 2008, Mitt Romney will now turn to a mobile app. The app “Mitt’s VP” will be the … Continue reading

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“iPadJournos” report for CBS 6 and Washington Post

Students in my Social Media Journalism class at VCU have reported for the website of WTVR CBS 6 and the politics blog of the Washington Post during this spring semester. Using iPads to produce multimedia news packages, the “iPadJournos” covered topics ranging … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera and the Arab Spring

Kimberly Halkett, anchor and reporter for Al Jazeera, will speak at VCU’s School of Mass Communications and give an overview on the Arab Spring, the rise of Al Jazeera as well as her work on Capitol Hill in Washington. I … 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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PR firms and the presidential election in Egypt

As Egypt prepares for the first presidential election in the post-Mubarak era, candidates are seeking the advice of public relations firms to craft their campaigns and public images. Business Today Egypt reporter Randa El Tahawy interviewed me recently on the … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Forum in Washington

Who would have thought that Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news network, would receive such bipartisan praise from Congressional leaders in Washington? At the network’s inaugural U.S. Forum at the Newseum,  House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator John McCain stressed … Continue reading

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President Obama’s social media strategy for 2012

President Barack Obama’s visit to the Facebook headquarters yesterday has put the spotlight on his social media strategy for his reelection efforts in 2012. I was interviewed today via Skype on the evening news of TV2 in Denmark about Obama’s … Continue reading

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A weekend with Anderson Cooper

It was an extraordinary weekend at the Richmond Forum with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who presented a “360-degree look at world events” to more than 5000 people at the Landmark Theater and sat down for a Q&A with me on … Continue reading

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