Tag Archives: Newspaper

Social media and the city

The City of Richmond awarded a marketing contract to a company in Denver and subsequently upset one of the local bidders, David Saunders from Madison+Main. In a social media blitz, Saunders caused widespread media coverage and an uproar within the … Continue reading

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Are news media poisoning public opinion?

The cases involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Casey Anthony have shown some news organizations at their worst. Prejudging the outcomes of these cases, news outlets had to make 180-degree turns in their reporting when the two cases had surprising twists. CBS … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Twitter Townhall

President Barack Obama held a Twitter Townhall this week, in which he took questions from the Twitter community on topics ranging from the economy and the debt ceiling to partisan battles in Washington. Moderated by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Obama … Continue reading

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Closer relationships through social media

A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project examined the social impact of online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The study found that social media users, especially those on Facebook, are developing more trusting and … Continue reading

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Student use of social media, newspapers in 2011

This spring semester, I again surveyed the students in my global communication class at Virginia Commonwealth University to get an update on how the media uses of my students develop over time. The focus was on how students use social … Continue reading

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New study: Wikipedia’s use for news reports

Journalism Practice has published one of my studies that analyzes how national newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. The study “How US national newspapers frame and use the online encyclopedia in their … Continue reading

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Shoveling tweets: Traditional media and their use of Twitter

The International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin hosted a research panel on Twitter. I presented a study that I conducted with two of my recent graduate students, Maureen Linke and Asriel Eford, from our Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program at … Continue reading

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Will the New York Times paywall work?

The New York Times will erect a paywall on its website on Monday. Users will only be able to read 20 articles for free every month. For more articles, users need to pay a monthly subscription fee that costs $15 … Continue reading

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Social media “an essential mode of communication”

In today’s issue, USA Today takes a look at the latest social media trends found in a survey study. The article “Women, young adults are active ‘social animals’” stresses that the group of 18- to 34-year-olds is the most active … Continue reading

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Newspapers legitimize Wikipedia

National newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. A new study, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of Journalism Practice, found that despite the perceived skepticism among journalists the online encyclopedia … Continue reading

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