Save the Media’s top posts of 2009

I can hardly believe it has been more than a year since I started this blog. Back in those early days, I had hardly any readers. I was writing for myself, but bit by bit some of you started to Continue reading

Student: Twitter helps me ‘selectively receive’ news

Another post in my occasional series, “What the Heck Do You Do On Twitter.” This one is from Juliette Lynch, a senior photojournalism and international relations major at Syracuse University. She loves photography and storytelling, people and traveling, and of Continue reading

How a student uses Twitter: ‘I can virtually socialize’

Today’s post is second in my new occasional series, “What the heck do you do on Twitter.” Today’s post comes from one of my news writing students, Danielle Alvarez, a 21-year-old magazine and modern foreign language major at Syracuse University’s Continue reading

How do you use Twitter? An archivist explains how she uses Twitter

I’m starting a new feature here at Save the Media, called “What the heck do you do on Twitter.” It’s an occasional feature, which in journalism-speak means I’ll do it when I have a chance. The idea is to showcase Continue reading

A journalist’s guide to the ethics of social media

A friend, Glenn Coin, has asked me to guest lecture about the ethics of social media for his Utica College journalism class, so I figured I’d blog my lesson plan to save time — and spread the message. I thought Continue reading

How the news found me on Twitter

More than a year ago, Brian Stelter had a story in The New York Times about how the social media generation takes it upon themselves to pass on the news they feel is worthwhile. The story contained a seminal quote Continue reading

Can newspapers woo women readers through social media?

News organizations, take note:  More women than men are using social media, a new study says. The study, from Information is Beautiful, uses Google Ad Planner numbers to come up with its conclusion that more women than men use many Continue reading

Can journalists be human — and good at their jobs? Yes, I hope so

Here are some short-takes of interesting stuff about journalism and newspapers that I found around the blogosphere: Social media rules: The buzz over how news organizations should use (or not use) social media surfaced last spring and then died down Continue reading

Can Twitter bring people together? Part Two

David Pogue, technology columnist for The New York Times, recently visited my stomping grounds, Syracuse University, to talk about Twitter as part of a larger symposium on Cultural Diplomacy. I offered my newswriting students extra credit if they blogged about Continue reading