Tag Archives: Newspaper

Tweets from Wall Street

My latest study with Vivian Medina-Messner examines the Twitter adoption and use of leading business media, such as the Wall Street Journal, CNBC and the Economist. We analyzed the Twitter accounts of leading business news organizations, split up by newspapers, … Continue reading

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“Shoveling tweets” study published

The journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism has published a study on Twitter adoption and use by American newspapers and television stations, which my former graduate students Maureen Linke and Asriel Eford conducted with me. The results of … Continue reading

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Social media discussion in Germany

On a recent trip to Germany, I was invited to run a day-long seminar on social media at the “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung,” one of Germany’s large regional daily newspapers. Together with Michael Fibison from Yahoo! and Ryan Nobles from Richmond’s … Continue reading

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To tweet or not to tweet?

Social media platforms are great tools for journalists to reach their audiences instantaneously from the scene of breaking news. But social media can also put news scoops at risk for the traditional platforms of a news organization. The editor-in-chief of … 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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Tweets on C-SPAN

Traditional news media are increasingly using social media in their news reporting. Our recent study on newspaper reporting patterns has stressed this trend. But C-SPAN has now incorporated congressional Twitter feeds into its programming. During breaks between political debates, the … 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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Social media as sources for newspapers

The New York Times and the Washington Post have increasingly used social media platforms like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter as sources for their news reporting. My VCU colleague Tim Bajkiewicz will present the results of our study “Facebook, MySpace and … 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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2011 AEJMC Promising Professor Award

Every year, the Mass Communication & Society Division and Graduate Education Interest Group of AEJMC select tenure-track faculty members for their national AEJMC Promising Professor Awards. I am honored to have been chosen for this year’s third place award. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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