Social Networking

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Night skies and bright lights at the Georgia National Fair. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson)
Collaboration
by Mark E. Johnson

Traditional lectures, seminar discussion groups, flipped classrooms or online courses – those are the four major learning environments our students find themselves in throughout their academic lives. There’s another, easy to conceptualize and even execute but difficult to finance: the on-site workshop. For the last 19 semesters, I’ve lead some sort of a workshop for […] more »

Social Networking
by Andy Carvin

Here’s the transcript of a talk I gave at the International Symposium for Online Journalists in Austin, Texas last Friday. We Messed Up Now as many of you know, I’m usually I’m not at a loss for words. But I really struggled to decide what to talk about today, especially in the wake of the […] more »

Social Networking
by Amanda Bohan

Co-authored by Daniel Vahab. Just three short months ago, Twitter launched a new social video-sharing site Vine, a mobile application that allows users to take quick six-second clips. This week Vine hit the No. 1 spot in Apple’s App Store — signaling its meteoric rise. A Vine video taken during a performance of Wicked. In […] more »

Social Networking
by Ian Hill

Co-written by Kate Myers of NPR and Libby Peterek of KLRU. It begins with a tweet or a status update on Facebook. Before you know it, you’re posting behind-the-scenes photos from your office on Instagram. Soon you’ve curated those photos into a board on Pinterest, or you’re recording a podcast and posting it on SoundCloud. […] more »

Social Networking
by A. Adam Glenn

Andy Carvin is the “war reporter who never attended the war.” And indeed, NPR’s senior social media strategist came to the attention of the journalism and wider world in a unique fashion during the Arab Spring, tweeting virtually around the clock while monitoring half a dozen revolutions in the region — all from his perch […] more »

Social Networking
by A. Adam Glenn

Remember that classic Super Bowl ad showing cowboys herding cats? Well, the challenge may feel much the same for social media users, even adept ones like journalists and journalism educators who revel in the technology’s transformative power but who can find themselves drowning in the torrent that pours non-stop from social platforms like Twitter, Facebook […] more »

Social Networking
by Dan Reimold

Allegations of Ivy League hazing. Alice in Wonderland on LSD. A Biblical studies professor busted in a child predator sting. A student squirrel whisperer. A 280-pound black bear falling from a tree. And something called milking. These buzzwords and teaser descriptions factor into a few of the many viral creations published or posted by college […] more »

Social Networking
by Alex Kantrowitz

In the heat of this year’s U.S. presidential race, Twitter published a blog post announcing a new sentiment index meant to track and plot the tone of Twitter conversations about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Under the headline “A new barometer for the election,” the post led off with some perspective: “One glance at the […] more »

Social Networking
by Amanda Lin Costa

I sat down at DOC NYC last week to speak with one of the most influential men in documentary film, Thom Powers, about the role social media and digital are playing in film festivals. Powers is not only the artistic director of DOC NYC, but is a programmer at the Toronto Film Festival, Miami Film […] more »


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