Tag Archives: Social Media Professor

Twitter struggles with stalling growth

After being one of the leading and most popular social media platforms for years, Twitter is losing ground to newer platforms like Instagram and Snapchat and is seeing its own growth stall. I was interviewed by the Associated Press on Twitter’s … Continue reading

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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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Workshop at the Virginia Press Association

The following are additional resources for participants in my workshop “Introduction to Mobile and Social Media Journalism” at the Virginia Press Association on Jan. 15.

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Social media fuels protests in Ferguson and New York

After the controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City on the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, protesters turned to social media to organize their demonstrations. Twitter and Instagram were used to visualize the growing crowds and motivate additional protesters … Continue reading

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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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Research study published in First Monday

Our research study “Influencing public opinion from corn syrup to obesity: A longitudinal analysis of the references for nutritional entries on Wikipedia” was published this week in the online journal First Monday. The study was written with my colleagues Marcia DiStaso, Yan … Continue reading

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Social media research course offered in spring semester

In the spring semester 2015, I am offering a course on social media research at VCU. In the course “MASC 591 – Social Media Research,” I will develop and carry out research projects with graduate and highly qualified undergraduate students … Continue reading

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Symposium on Mobile and Social Media in Health Communication

Our Center for Media+Health at VCU invites health communication researchers to submit research abstracts for presentations at the 2nd Media + Health Symposium. The theme of this virtual symposium is “Mobile and Social Media in Health Communication” and submissions addressing this topic are … Continue reading

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iPadJournos project featured in “Profiles in Learning” series

The Provost’s office at VCU has featured the iPadJournos project in its”Profiles in Learning” video series. Please view the video above and visit the series’ website as well.

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Open online course covered by Richmond Times-Dispatch

Our open online course on “Global Health and Social Media” was covered this week by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and VCU News. The articles “VCU ventures into online educational phenomenon” by the Times-Dispatch took a broader look at MOOC offerings at VCU, while the … Continue reading

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