My social media class featured in Hattiesburg American in Mississippi

Last week, I had the privilege of teaching a new class about social media for journalism and other communications students at The University of Southern Mississippi, and I was thrilled that the Hattiesburg American decided to do a front-page story Continue reading

SuperTalk Mississippi interviews me about Hurricane Isaac

I had the pleasure recently to get interviewed on the Marshall Ramsey Show on SuperTalk Mississippi (supertalk.fm). Marshall asked me to come on his show to discuss a piece I wrote about what I call the hybrid model of news Continue reading

Hurricane Isaac coverage showcases hybrid model for news

A lot of hand-wringing goes into wondering what the future of journalism will look like? Will digital or multimedia journalism serve readers better than print? What role will social media play in the future? How will so-called citizen journalists and Continue reading

Survey asks: Would you pay for online news?

Back from a summer hiatus, and I have some interesting stuff for you from my jaunts around the blogosphere: Would you pay for online news? Who wants to know? Well, Chas Hartman, a former newspaper reporter and now Ph.D. candidate Continue reading

News readers are driven by need for information, not loyalty to a brand

The Pew Research Center released an interesting study last week that offers some sobering — although not surprising — insights for the news business. Researchers examined top news stories in the mainstream press as well as what news got traction Continue reading

Society of Professional Journalists names 20 ‘industry thinkers’ to follow

Quill online, of the Society of Professional Journalists, released its list of 20 “industry thinkers, innovators, and practitioners” to follow, and I’m humbled and honored to be one of them. But what’s way more important that my tiny moment of Continue reading

I’ll see you at the Syracuse BizBuzz Social Media Conference

I am part of what I think is a pretty exciting event going on this week in my hometown of Syracuse. The Syracuse Biz Buzz is the area’s first major social media conference.  The keynot speaker is Dave Evans, author Continue reading

Journalism’s relationship with social media has matured

Time for some short-takes of cool journalism-related stuff you should be reading around the blogosphere: Social media goes mainstream: So finally, being on social media has stopped being gee whiz and started being, well, normal. Manish Mehtma sums this point Continue reading