Tag: social media

I Want My Imagined Community Back

I Want My Imagined Community Back

A few thoughts after reading Joe Zeff Design’s recent “How to Save Tablet Magazines”: Turn magazines into something to do, rather than something to read. The post is referring to social and participatory app features here, but there’s another way to think about “something to do.” Magazine researchers talk a lot about how magazines create …

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Teaching with Social Media: WPSA 2012 Presentation

Teaching with Social Media: WPSA 2012 Presentation

I had a great time doing a roundtable presentation on teaching with social media at the Western Political Science Association conference yesterday. The roundtable was organized by Janni Aragon of the University of Victoria, who unfortunately wasn’t able to attend, but I was still joined by Juliann Allison of the University of California at Riverside. …

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MCJ 105 Newspaper Workshop Guest Lecture Resources

MCJ 105 Newspaper Workshop Guest Lecture Resources

I’m pleased to have been asked to talk with our MCJ 105 Newspaper Workshop class on Monday, April 11. My goal is to introduce them just briefly to some relatively new concepts in journalism, and get their creative juices flowing for our campus newspaper and their own work. Here’s the Prezi I’m going to use …

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Do Social Media Users Link to Magazines?

Do Social Media Users Link to Magazines?

The Project for Excellence in Journalism has posted a summary of its recent study “New Media, Old Media: How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate and Differ from the Traditional Press.” The study compares the variety of topics included in news-related blog posts and tweets with the range included in mainstream media coverage, and found …

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Presentation on “Social Networking and Screencasts”

Presentation on “Social Networking and Screencasts”

This will be another education-related post this week; it’s that point in the semester when I can pretty much only think about teaching. It’s all-encompassing until convocation on May 22! I’m presenting on Saturday at the 13th CSU Symposium on University Teaching at CSU San Bernardino. My talk title is “Social Networking and Screencasts: A …

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Do You Believe in Facebook?

Do You Believe in Facebook?

I had some fun asking a new discussion question to my introductory mass communication class last week: “Do you believe in Facebook?” Not in Facebook’s business model, nor its overall success as a concept. Not in whether it was addictive or not (though the consensus was that yes, it’s addictive). Rather, did the students believe …

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