Online Journalism

George Mason University and the Use of Social Media in the Case of Abdirashid Dahir

April 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on George Mason University and the Use of Social Media in the Case of Abdirashid Dahir

Abdirashid Dahir on Dipity. A recent post by Mindy McAdams about the use of timelines in journalism had me wanting to try out the idea. I thought the recent case of George Mason student Abdirashid Dahir would lend itself to a timeline. How quickly events happened after the Sarah Evans Facebook post would help to […]

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Off The Written Path 2011-03-26 23:20:04

March 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Off The Written Path 2011-03-26 23:20:04

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Steve Buttry and how I’m becoming friends with Twitter

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Steve Buttry and how I’m becoming friends with Twitter

I have to admit Steve Buttry has inspired me. It was something he said: Feeling uncomfortable should be a red flag that you have to jump in I admit Twitter makes me uncomfortable. Twitter makes me afraid. And after hearing Steve say those words I realized I had to jump in. So I have. I […]

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Soldier Transition Project Storyboard

March 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Soldier Transition Project Storyboard

The Soldier Transition Project aims to tell the story of soldiers who seek out an education after having served their country in a time of war. We want to answer the questions: What is it like to go from a war zone to a college campus? What challenges do Soldiers face adjusting to life as […]

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Facebook Journalism On The Rise

March 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Facebook Journalism On The Rise

Facebook is not only a place to connect with friends, it is now more and more a way to connect with news. A recent post by Vadim Lavrusik on Mashable talks about this growing trend. Facebook journalism is on the rise because the social media site is becoming more public, Lavrusik says. The recent Egyptian revolution [...]

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‘JournalismNext’ Chapter 10 Summary

March 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on ‘JournalismNext’ Chapter 10 Summary

News is a conversation now, not a lecture, and there is no going back, says Mark Briggs in Chapter 10. Briggs acknowledges that some journalists would prefer a lecture style of news, but says that journalism is made better by audience participation. The key now is for journalists to learn to “manage, and leverage, that [...]

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