Tag: charity

by Fannie Cohen

Hashtag activism, sometimes derisively called “slacktivism,” has become de rigueur as more people use social networks to spread memes, gather signatures and raise awareness of important issues. But the practice has also come under scrutiny because it might take the place of more real-world action; most often, hashtag activism doesn’t lead to protests in the [...] more »

by Anne Nelson

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. [...] more »

by Carla Baranauckas

News of Osama bin Laden’s death brought a huge surge of activity to Twitter and other social media platforms Sunday night and Monday. So it’s a strange quirk of timing that this is the week that Sree Sreenivasan — digital media professor, dean of student affairs at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and longtime social [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

In the face of devastating news happening far away, there is comfort in making a connection. And those connections often are made online among strangers who are sharing video, photos, stories or tweets about the devastation around them. Such is the case in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a city that was devastated by an earthquake last Tuesday, [...] more »