Tag Archives: Twitter

Twitter and business journalists

Vivian Medina-Messner presented our latest Twitter study at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference at the University of Oklahoma last weekend. The study “Tweet-Biz: How leading business journalists engage on Twitter” analyzed the Twitter engagement of business journalists in the United States.

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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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Political power of social media

President Barack Obama again used a sophisticated social media operation to engage and turn out his voters on election day last November. And his second inauguration just a few days ago saw a million tweets as well. So what’s the … Continue reading

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What’s the future of social media?

I was recently interviewed by VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences on the future of social media. Please view the video above for an excerpt from the interview.

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Survey on nonprofits and social media

I am currently carrying out a national survey on the social media engagement as well as policies and guidelines of nonprofit organizations. If you are working for a nonprofit organization, please take a few minutes and complete my survey. Please … Continue reading

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The “new normal” of social media campaigning

President Barack Obama won the election in part due to a superior get-out-the-vote operation that again included a sophisticated social media strategy. But how will social media platforms be used in future elections, especially at the state and local levels? … Continue reading

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With #my2k against the fiscal cliff

President Barack Obama has asked his supporters to use the new “#my2k” hashtag on Twitter to weigh in on the negotiations on the fiscal cliff. In hope to put extra pressure on Republicans in the negotiations, the social media campaign … 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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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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