Tag Archives: Students

Iraqi students study social media at VCU

This summer, Vivian Medina-Messner and I are teaching 24 Iraqi college students in our VCU Social Media Institute. They are in the U.S. through the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and … Continue reading

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VCU Social Media Institute to design nonprofit campaigns

The VCU Social Media Institute will shortly begin its third year. College students from Iraq and Virginia Commonwealth University will work in project teams for four weeks to design and implement social media campaigns for 10 nonprofit organizations in the … Continue reading

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“iPadJournos” report for CBS 6 and Washington Post

Students in my Social Media Journalism class at VCU have reported for the website of WTVR CBS 6 and the politics blog of the Washington Post during this spring semester. Using iPads to produce multimedia news packages, the “iPadJournos” covered topics ranging … Continue reading

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Knight News Challenge proposal: Building a mobile health news network

The Knight News Challenge has selected our grant proposal for a mobile health news network as one of 51 finalists out of the more than 1000 submissions in the first round this year. My colleague Yan Jin and I have … Continue reading

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Follow “iPadJournos” on Twitter and Facebook

This semester, I am teaching a Social Media Journalism class at VCU, in which all 14 student received an iPad to do mobile reporting projects. This innovative technology project is run in cooperation with VCU’s Center for Teaching Excellence and … Continue reading

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First PressCamp in Bolivia

Video streaming by Ustream My former graduate student Miguel Souza, who graduated from our multimedia journalism program last year, helped to organize the first PressCamp in his hometown Santa Cruz in Bolivia this past weekend. I was invited to speak … 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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Al Jazeera and the Arab Spring

Kimberly Halkett, anchor and reporter for Al Jazeera, will speak at VCU’s School of Mass Communications and give an overview on the Arab Spring, the rise of Al Jazeera as well as her work on Capitol Hill in Washington. I … 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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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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