Tag Archives: Journalism

Ali Velshi: “Hairless Prophet of Doom” Turned Social Media Evangelist

Assignment Snapshot: Find a reporter who is enhancing their journalism through their use of social media. Explain why. Write a 500 word feature, including screen grabs of their social media activity. You may wish to conduct an original interview with your subject. Ali Velshi doesn’t sleep. No one will ever convince me otherwise. He’s the most […]
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RESULTS: A Survey: Does local news matter? Is it all about the Medium?

The following results are based on an academic exercise for my Masters Degree in Social Media. We were asked to create a survey on any topic of interest. The survey was pushed out via Facebook to 282 friends and via Twitter to 3600+ followers. I sent the survey out randomly at different times over a […]
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A Survey: Does local news matter? Is it all about the medium?

A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life – what people are interested in. That’s journalism. Arthur Burton Rascoe, American Journalist I’m sitting in a food court in downtown Atlanta on break from the Social Media Today Social Shake-Up Conference. It’s a collection of multimedia thought leaders, […]
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“All Five Horizons Revolved Around Her Soul, Like the Earth to the Sun”

I’m a Pearl Jam Fan. I mean a cross-country, international traveling, tattoo-wearing, every album-owning fan. We call ourselves the Jamily. It’s a passion I share with my younger brother. My fave jam is Black. It’s always resonated with me primarily for the above lyric (blog entry title). I love the idea of horizons…seeing them, reaching […]
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