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Attending #ONA11 to learn social media from Facebook, Twitter pros

Attending #ONA11 to learn social media from Facebook, Twitter pros

It has been a while since my last update, but I’ve been inspired recently. Here’s why: I’m teaching J314/514: Online Journalism Fundamentals again. I force my students to blog twice a week. I guess I should practice what I preach. 1,000 Awesome Things had this nostalgic post a few days ago that helped me remember […]

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Using Storify to remember Bin Laden’s historic death

Like so many people, I turned to social media last night when I learned the U.S. had killed Osama bin Laden. Frankly, I learned more from my friends tweets, retweets, photos, and posts than I did watching an hour of NBC’s coverage. I used Storify to create a record of a historic event that I didn’t ever want to forget.

By no means is this comprehensive. It represents only the messages that came under my radar, but I’m excited about the possibilities Storify presents, and what a service such as this means for traditional reporting. This could be one way to create collaboration between reporters and audiences through the application of journalistic principles, while also preserving the audience’s voice.

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Hesperia Star: Follow your dreams

When Peter Day and Beau Yarbrough of the Hesperia Star addressed my J314: Online Journalism class last May, they were frank in explaining how they just tried online and social media tools to see if they’d work, and worried about the consequences later. We all laughed when they said they’d get chastised for using Twitter one week and then corporate encouraged them to do the exact thing that got them in trouble the next.

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WOUB panel ‘pros’ should ask ‘amateurs’ for new media tips

Veteran journalist Martin Savidge admits that media professionals don’t know how to use social media, so with this post I’d like to introduce him and the other participants in WOUB’s NewsWatch InDepth panel to people like Scott Johnson.

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Joining @wilw’s Twitter joke recharges my Internet teaching ability

Too often I think my knowledge of social media, Web building, and online culture is academic … (but) I’m never going to gain online experience unless I take a chance. On the Internet, you’ve got to be willing to put yourself out there, maybe giving up a bit or privacy or risking a bit of credibility in the process.

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Jerusha Klemperer: Create a food community online with Twitter

Jerusha Klemperer’s even-handed and non-radical approach taught me a lot about food and about how to use technology to create a community. Her final message was simple and something any one could do. Start supporting sustainability by inviting your friends over for a dinner you cook together.

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Twitter: Better than taking notes at a conference

As I left my office this morning to attend the Schuneman Symposium at Ohio University, I almost grabbed a notepad. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. I was planning to take notes so I’d have something to write about and something to refer to later. I knew I’d get a bunch of great tips for my classes. I made the fateful choice instead of grabbing my iPod Touch, and it made all the difference. Instead of taking notes on my own, I had the collective wisdom of many of the conference attendees to draw upon.

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Improving transparency, credibility with Twittter, email

Can news organizations use links to real people, either through Twitter or e-mail, to improve their credibility? My newswriting class makes me believe it’s possible. I’d like to see a news organization try my in-class experiment and add identifiers to all the sources quoted in the stories because I really think it could enhance their relationship with their audiences and their credibility.

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Coverville show Idols how to sing someone else’s song

After listening to Brian Ibbott’s Coverville for a couple of weeks now, I’m starting to get it. In fact, I think Coverville should be required listeners for all American Idol wannabes. I’m continually astounded how much I enjoy listening to covers of songs I wouldn’t have listened to originally. After Coverville’s BeeGees Cover Story, I nearly bought the band’s early albums from iTunes. I also couldn’t get Eldissa’s cover of Stayin’ Alive out of my head.

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Don’t blame WoW, other games for addiction; blame ourselves

The attitude that we have to have it all right now is what’s to blame for video game addiction and shoddy reporting, not the technology behind them.

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