Tag Archives: Twitter

Op-ed in Fortune Magazine

Last week, I wrote an op-ed for Fortune Magazine about the 280-character expansion by Twitter, President Donald Trump and the potential implications for international affairs. You can read it the article here. 

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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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Twitter as a political tool

The announcement of Twitter’s anticipated IPO has the business and social media worlds buzzing. Agence France-Presse used the announcement to take an in-depth look at the impact the microblogging site has had in politics. The news agency interviewed me Friday … Continue reading

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Presentations at the Future of Journalism Conference

I am attending the Future of Journalism Conference in Cardiff (Wales) this week to present a research study I conducted with Vivian Medina Messner that compares the Twitter engagement of business news organizations and their journalists as well as business … Continue reading

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Study published on Twitter engagement of health nonprofits

The study “140 characters towards a better health: An exploration of the Twitter engagement of leading nonprofit organizations” was published this month in the book “Social Media and Strategic Communication,” edited by Hana S. Noor Al-Deen and John Allen Hendricks. … Continue reading

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Interviews on social media and politics

Sharply increasing Twitter follower numbers and stronger engagement of student voters: In recent interviews with the New York Daily News and USA Today College I was asked about the impact of social media in political campaigns.

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Radio interview on coverage of Boston bombings

On Monday, I was interviewed on the South Korean radio program tbs eFM Primetime on the failings of the traditional news media coverage on the Boston Marathon bombings and the impact social media platforms have had in this breaking news … Continue reading

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Social media impact coverage of the Boston bombings

As in many breaking news events, social media platforms were the go-to sites for the latest developments on the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the following manhunt for the suspects. But social media sites like Twitter and Reddit as … Continue reading

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New Center for Media + Health at VCU

My colleagues Dr. Yan Jin, Dr. Ernest Martin, Professor Scott Sherman and I have received a grant to start a new Center for Media + Health at VCU. The startup funding comes from the VCU Quest Innovation Fund and allows … Continue reading

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Social media engagement of nonprofit organizations

At the International Public Relations Research Conference last week in Miami, I presented results from two research studies that analyzed the social media engagement of nonprofit organizations: “140 characters for better health: An exploration of the Twitter engagement of leading … Continue reading

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