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NPR interview on Chris Christie presser

The scandal over bridge lane closures by his administration as a means of political retaliation has put New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the defensive. The possible Republican presidential contender gave a two-hour press conference on Tuesday, expressing his own … Continue reading

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At NPR with the iPadJournos

Several students from my iPadJournos project were invited to the 25th anniversary celebration of Richmond’s NPR station WCVE on Thursday evening and had the chance to meet NPR’s Audie Cornish, one of the hosts of All Things Considered. Cornish gave … Continue reading

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The flameout of Kony 2012

When the Kony 2012 video went viral and caught the attention of millions of viewers within only a few days in early March, it seemed as if the nonprofit Invisible Children had done everything right. But only six weeks later, … Continue reading

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Why “Kony 2012” went viral

An online campaign can hardly be more effective than the one of Invisible Children. This week, the nonprofit published an online documentary video on the abductions and mass murder of children in Uganda that went viral and brought attention to … 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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