Educator. Social/Digital Media. Journalist.

photo photo

Learn More About Anthony

aa-1 aa-1
Social Media’s Impact on Editorial Decisions in TV News

My nationwide survey of news directors at network affiliate television stations explores the impact social media is having on editorial and production decisions related to newscasts. I recently presented the research paper in Montreal at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Key Findings Popular, or trending, content and topics on social media are [&hellip

By with 0 comments
Social media study published in Electronic News journal

My solo-authored research paper, A Digital Juggling Act: New Media’s Impact on the Responsibilities of Local Television Reporters, was published in the Electronic News journal. The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard included the research in its monthly round-up of digital and social media research. This study focuses on the concept of “journalism as process” and creates a framework to view [&hellip

By with 0 comments
Using social media to create online community for your class

I recently discussed how new technologies can be used to complement the in-class learning experience. Although students are considered “digital natives,” many don’t yet understand how to use social media to enhance their learning experience. During a session sponsored by Ithaca College’s Center for Educational Technology, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence, I outlined how to use Facebook [&hellip

By with 0 comments
Ithaca Journalism Students Experiment with Google Glass

Students in my mobile and social media journalism course at Ithaca College are experimenting with Google Glass. Teams of students developed ideas for Google Glass apps and explored ways in which Glass could be used to produce content. Launched last year, Glass is basically a small, wearable computer. Right now, the only way to purchase Glass is through an invite [&hellip

By with 0 comments
New Course: Mobile and Social Media Journalism
Social media photo

Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. Vine. These are some of the social media tools altering how journalists do their jobs and how people consume news today. This semester I will be teaching a course I developed, mobile and social media journalism. My professional background as a journalist and my research focused on social media have come together to shape this new course. [&hellip

By with 0 comments
That’s a Wrap: Student Work from Visual Journalism Course

My first semester at Ithaca College wrapped up this week. It was a memorable one. Students in my visual journalism course were engaged and inquisitive, and provided a few good laughs along our journey this semester. They canvassed the Ithaca community, reporting on topics ranging from transgender hormone therapy and military service dogs to eco-friendly fashion and food truck regulations. [&hellip

By with 0 comments
Using Vine to teach video sequencing

Since the Vine app launched in January 2013, news organizations have been experimenting with it as a tool for audience engagement. Vine lets you record and share short videos–very short. We’re talking six seconds or less. While playing around with Vine after its launch, I had an ‘aha’ moment. I noticed a cool, and unexpected, use of the app: a [&hellip

By with 0 comments
1981 TV report about future of online news

This 1981 KRON-TV report about the future of online news has surfaced on social media sites. It’s a must-watch video. The report begins with an anchor saying, “Imagine, if you will, sitting down with your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to read the day’s newspaper.” That probably sounded far-fetched 30 years ago. Who could have predicted the monumental [&hellip

By with 0 comments
“Disability” overlooked in diversity discussions

There’s an important part of diversity discussions in newsrooms and classrooms that needs to be addressed: disability. People with disabilities make up an estimated 20% of the population in the United States, and one in five families includes a member with a disability. Despite these statistics, in comparison to other minority groups, people with disabilities are overlooked in news coverage [&hellip

By with 0 comments
Verifying social media information
BEA Ignite2

I recently presented “Too Good to Be True?” at the BEA (Broadcast Education Association) Ignite session in Las Vegas. BEA Ignite shares the best enterprise ideas for the classroom. You can view all the Ignite presentations here. This group exercise helps students determine the credibility of social media information. News professionals can also use these tips. We know misinformation can [&hellip

By with 0 comments