Tag: social media

by Rebecca Blatt

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is partnering with American Public Media on a new startup called the PIN Bureau. Students in the bureau help newsroom clients across the country engage with their communities and develop enterprise stories through use of APM’s Public Insight Network. In a PIN Bureau pilot [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Proclamations of Twitter’s stumble toward oblivion poured out this week after the employee stock lockup expired on Tuesday. The market reacted with a 12 percent dip in the stock’s price. This could be signaling a lack of confidence from inside the company, or it could be the natural ebb and flow of employees cashing in on their options, [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Even though Western music and movies are a major export to the Middle East, many people there support censoring these programs if they are deemed offensive. This is one of several findings in a new study on Middle Eastern media habits by Northwestern University in Qatar.  NU-Q and the Doha Film Institute compiled the data [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

When I recently saw my friend and former teaching assistant Jason Shepard covered in a story on faculty using Twitter, I giggled a little. An accomplished writer, media law professor and soon-to-be-chair of the 2,500-student Department of Communications at California State-Fullerton, Jason has a lot of things to brag about — but his Twitter presence just isn’t [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

The question isn’t quite age-old, but it is one that has been asked since the rise of social networks: How much money is a tweet, post, pin, review or comment worth? A study released this week from ShareThis may have uncovered an answer. The research, developed by Beresford Research and presented in partnership with The [...] more »

by Emily Corio

This post is co-authored by Maryanne Reed. On the morning of January 9, 2014, the air around Charleston, W.Va., smelled different, unnatural, but not entirely unfamiliar. It was around 8:15 a.m. when residents first reached state environmental and health officials to complain about the odor. They described it as smelling like licorice. By late morning, [...] more »

by Robert Quigley

Co-authored with Avery Holton MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have been alternately heralded as the future of online education and a flop. Although MOOCs promise education for the masses, they often have mass desertions after the first week and are lucky to have 10 percent completion rates. Research is showing that the courses just [...] more »

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Pew released its eleventh annual State of the News Media report, featuring a wealth of data and analysis for journalists to chew over. The report underscored the optimism present in media this year, especially with the growth of serious digital reporting outfits. A crop of new digital outlets, such as those created by [...] more »

by Cindy Royal

Over the last seven years, my students and I have covered South By Southwest Interactive, the massive media and technology conference held in Austin every March. At Texas State University, we are lucky to be proximate to such a major event, giving students an opportunity for experiential learning that started with a simple blog in 2008 to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Pew finds embattled newspaper industry still pulls in more than half of all news revenue (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 2. Oculus Rift just put Facebook in the movie business (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. Why an Apple-Comcast deal stirs net neutrality concerns (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Buzzfeed: ‘Emotional quotient matters more than IQ’ [...] more »