Tag Archives: TV

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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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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Romney, Big Bird and Twitter

During the first televised presidential debate, Mitt Romney just tried to make another argument for cutting government spending, including subsidies to PBS. But he mentioned the beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird in that discussion and subsequently set Twitter on … Continue reading

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Tweets from Wall Street

My latest study with Vivian Medina-Messner examines the Twitter adoption and use of leading business media, such as the Wall Street Journal, CNBC and the Economist. We analyzed the Twitter accounts of leading business news organizations, split up by newspapers, … Continue reading

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#NBCfail and the Olympics

Around the world, the London Olympics were celebrated as a successful sporting event, from the opening to the closing ceremony. In the U.S., however, delayed television broadcasting of major Olympic events by NBC triggered a massive backlash on social media. … Continue reading

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Microsoft and NBC split ways

Once a pioneering joint venture in the early days of the Web, Microsoft and NBC have announced this week that they will end their cooperation in MSNBC. Microsoft will sell its 50 percent share in MSNBC to NBC, which was … Continue reading

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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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How much social media will be allowed at the Olympics?

With the London Olympics only a few weeks away, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced its new social media policy that does not allow spectators and athletes to upload video snippets to various social media sites. It is an attempt … Continue reading

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Rodney King and the impact of citizen videos

The death of Rodney King this weekend reminded us of the police brutality, the controversial court ruling and the subsequent riots in Los Angeles in the early 1990s. But the Rodney King case also marked the advent of citizen videos … Continue reading

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“Shoveling tweets” study published

The journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism has published a study on Twitter adoption and use by American newspapers and television stations, which my former graduate students Maureen Linke and Asriel Eford conducted with me. The results of … Continue reading

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