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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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Social media as sources for newspapers

The New York Times and the Washington Post have increasingly used social media platforms like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter as sources for their news reporting. My VCU colleague Tim Bajkiewicz will present the results of our study “Facebook, MySpace and … Continue reading

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Citing blogs without proper attribution

My latest journal publication, which just appeared in the summer issue of the Newspaper Research Journal, tracks the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, my co-author Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami’s School of … Continue reading

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Are news media poisoning public opinion?

The cases involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Casey Anthony have shown some news organizations at their worst. Prejudging the outcomes of these cases, news outlets had to make 180-degree turns in their reporting when the two cases had surprising twists. CBS … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Forum in Washington

Who would have thought that Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news network, would receive such bipartisan praise from Congressional leaders in Washington? At the network’s inaugural U.S. Forum at the Newseum,  House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator John McCain stressed … Continue reading

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New study: Wikipedia’s use for news reports

Journalism Practice has published one of my studies that analyzes how national newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. The study “How US national newspapers frame and use the online encyclopedia in their … Continue reading

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Shoveling tweets: Traditional media and their use of Twitter

The International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin hosted a research panel on Twitter. I presented a study that I conducted with two of my recent graduate students, Maureen Linke and Asriel Eford, from our Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program at … Continue reading

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Newspapers legitimize Wikipedia

National newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. A new study, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of Journalism Practice, found that despite the perceived skepticism among journalists the online encyclopedia … Continue reading

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Blog sources have no name

At this year’s AEJMC conference in Denver, Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami and I presented a research paper (“Sources without a name”) that tracked the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, we applied … Continue reading

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