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Social media class offerings this fall semester

This fall semester, I will be offering two social media classes at VCU: MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism and HONR 398 – Social Media Research. Advance registration starts on March 28. 

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Online class on “Global Health and Social Media” this fall

Here is a great opportunity for students in the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture to learn about social media campaigns for global health issues and get hands-on experience in developing social media strategies. My online class … Continue reading

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Social media summer program open for enrollment

Update (March 29): If you encounter a problem registering, please send me an e-mail and I’ll issue an override for you. Here is a great opportunity to engage in social media and develop campaigns for nonprofit clients in Central Virginia. … Continue reading

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“VCU votes” campaign wins communication award

The “VCU votes” campaign to turn out the student vote at VCU during the 2012 presidential election has been recognized with a Democracy Cup Award. The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) honored the project run by 15 VCU honors students … Continue reading

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Turning out the vote at VCU

Students in my Social Media and the Presidential Race honors class, which I have taught with my colleague Jeff South this fall semester, have planned and implemented the nonpartisan get-out-the-vote campaign “VCU Votes.” Students engaged their peers on a blog, … Continue reading

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Think before tweeting!

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are especially popular with teenagers who do not necessarily think about the long-term consequences of their online actions. CBS 6 reporter Wayne Covil interviewed me on what online rants can do to future … Continue reading

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Teaching a large online lecture class

In the summer 2010, I participated in an online teaching workshop at VCU’s Center for Teaching Excellence to prepare for moving my large lecture class on global communication online. Since the spring 2011, I have taught the class online with … Continue reading

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Is Facebook a distraction in the classroom?

As a professor, especially in a large lecture class, you never know what your students are really doing on their laptops. How many are listening to the lecture and how many are chatting with friends on Facebook? This circumstance has … Continue reading

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Third social media summer with IYLEP

Our third VCU Social Media Institute has come to an end with the student project teams presenting their social media projects to their nonprofit clients. All clients received social media manuals to help them to maintain their campaigns on Facebook, … Continue reading

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KONY 2012: From perfect viral campaign to social media nightmare

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is hosting a panel on public relations case studies “Tenacious Tweeting, Bellowing Blogging, Fanatical FaceBooking, Yappy YouTubing: Using Industry Cases as Teaching Tools” at its annual conference in Chicago this … Continue reading

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