Educator. Social/Digital Media. Journalist.

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WDBJ Shooting: The Ugly Side of Social Media

The horrific shootings of WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and videojournalist Adam Ward have exposed an ugly side of social media. Bryce Williams, a former WDBJ employee, shot dead Parker and Ward during a live report on the Roanoke station’s morning newscast. Moments later, the gunman turned to Twitter and Facebook, where he posted his own video clips of the shootings. [&hellip

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Social Media Policy Study Presented at AEJMC Conference

A Survey of Social Media Policies in U.S. Television Newsrooms, co-authored with Syracuse University journalism professor Suzanne Lysak, focuses on how the use of social media by journalists raises new ethical and professional dilemmas. As a result, news outlets are implementing policies addressing what is and what is not permitted on social media platforms. I presented the paper at the [&hellip

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Mobile & Social Media Journalism Tips Published on PBS MediaShift

In two articles written for PBS MediaShift, I discuss key elements of my Mobile and Social Media Journalism course at Ithaca College. In the first post, Teaching Students to Verify Social Media Content, I outline an in-class exercise, What’s The Real Deal?, that gets students thinking about how to verify user-generated content. My other PBS MediaShift post, Social Media & [&hellip

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Teaching Mobile and Social Media Journalism

The use of mobile devices and social media for reporting is no longer a novelty. Some journalism educators teach mobile reporting skills by integrating them into existing courses. A few, including myself, have developed courses dedicated solely to this topic. At the 2015 Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas, I discussed my experience creating Mobile and Social Media Journalism [&hellip

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New Course: Mobile and Social Media Journalism
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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

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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

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