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Privacy concerns over changes at Google and Facebook

Google introduces a new privacy and data aggregation policy for all of its platforms and Facebook makes its Timeline feature mandatory for all of its users. Both of these changes raise privacy concerns for millions of users worldwide. Bryan DeVasher, … Continue reading

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Social media discussion in Germany

On a recent trip to Germany, I was invited to run a day-long seminar on social media at the “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung,” one of Germany’s large regional daily newspapers. Together with Michael Fibison from Yahoo! and Ryan Nobles from Richmond’s … 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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Social media fire up “Occupy” movement

“Occupy Wall Street” in New York has developed into a worldwide protest movement during the last few days. As with many other street protests in recent years, social media played a central role in promoting and organizing the movement. Reporter … Continue reading

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Another exciting social media summer

My VCU colleague Jeff South and I had the opportunity again this summer to teach a social media class with VCU and Iraqi students. Together with VCU’s Global Education Office we received a $200,000 grant by the¬†Academy for Educational Development … Continue reading

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President Obama’s social media strategy for 2012

President Barack Obama’s visit to the Facebook headquarters yesterday has put the spotlight on his social media strategy for his reelection efforts in 2012. I was interviewed today via Skype on the evening news of TV2 in Denmark about Obama’s … Continue reading

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Student use of social media, newspapers in 2011

This spring semester, I again surveyed the students in my global communication class at Virginia Commonwealth University to get an update on how the media uses of my students develop over time. The focus was on how students use social … Continue reading

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A weekend with Anderson Cooper

It was an extraordinary weekend at the Richmond Forum with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who presented a “360-degree look at world events” to more than 5000 people at the Landmark Theater and sat down for a Q&A with me on … Continue reading

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