My ‘mommy blogging’ research is featured on the Broad Side

This week I had the privilege of having my work featured on the Broad Side, an online magazine of women’s writing about important issues of the day. My post focuses on the love-hate relationship some women have with the term Continue reading

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

My interview on Instagram’s terms of service change regarding use of pictures

As 2012 wound to a close, Instagram, the hugely popular photo-sharing social medium, angered many of its users by changing its terms of service, and implying it might sell people’s pictures for advertising. As these thing do, the announcement raised Continue reading

SuperTalk Mississippi interviews me about social media and the election

I had the privilege on Election Day to speak with Marshall Ramsey of SuperTalk Mississippi, an FM radio station, about social media as I did back in September. This time, the topic was how social media is changing the electoral 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

Why journalists and media organizations should use Pinterest

Why should journalists and media organizations take note of Pinterest? Simple. Women love it. In case you’ve been under a rock, Pinterest is an online pinboard for expressing yourself by pinning photos of things you like on virtual bulletin boards. It was developed back Continue reading

News organizations: Think like your readers

I have new duty to add to journalists’ jobs: Imagine how readers will use the information news organizations disseminate. In the past, it was enough to gather the information, accurately explain it, and make some sort of sense of the Continue reading