Social Media and Journalists

This is a presentation I gave to several groups of TV and print journalists in Singapore. Download the PPT to get the notes and the URLs (March 19–23, 2012). It’s in four parts because it’s long. Part 1… Read More

Definition: Social media

I’ve been working on this for a few days. Trying to make it as simple as possible. Digital systems that enable people, identified by profiles, to share information. Now, please let me unpack that a little bit: Digital… Read More

Resources for learning about social media

I have been collecting posts, articles, tutorials and general how-to materials that relate to how journalists use social media. I started about two weeks ago, as I prepare for a workshop in Singapore. They are curated here: Social… Read More

5,000 followers on Twitter

Sure, I’m no Andy Carvin (NPR’s social media guy), but I do feel a little thrill when the zeros turn over. The screen capture above is from yesterday, July 31, 2011. See my recent posts about Twitter and… Read More

6 Proposals for Journalism Education Today

I’ve spent a huge amount of time this year thinking about and working on journalism curriculum. From developing and teaching a four-week program to train journalism educators in Africa in the practice of online journalism, to helping with a… Read More

Social media guidelines for journalists

For the generation that came of age on Facebook, you might think there’s nothing they don’t already know about social media. Think again. Traditional ethics rules still apply online. Assume everything you write online will become public. Use… Read More

Teaching online with

In the fall semester of 2010, I taught a graduate course called New Media and a Democratic Society using a blog as both syllabus and the means of delivering all assignments. The class did meet face to… Read More