What do I talk about on Twitter? View my tweet cloud and get your own

Here’s a look at what my Tweet Cloud looks like. What’s a Tweet Cloud? It’s a blob of  topics you tweet about, with bigger type indicating you talk about the topic more than those with smaller type. So what does 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

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

Wall Street Journal ‘rules’ fail to capture the value of social media

Updated: Be sure to check the links at bottom of post to other voices on this issue. This is an open letter to the Dow Jones and Co. in response to the rules it released to its staff at The Wall Continue reading

Journalists needed targeted traffic for blogs

Here are some short-takes of  journalism-related finds from around the blogosophere: Targeted traffic: In some ways the old days of ignorance were bliss. You wrote a story. You assumed people read it. You were happy. Now, thanks to stats on Continue reading

How journalism can change

Today, I’m turning over my blog to a friend and colleague, Amber Smith, Health and Fitness editor at The Post-Standard in Syracuse. She and I share a love of journalism, new media and connecting with readers and often swap ideas. Continue reading

Tips for journalist bloggers

It’s time for some short-takes: stuff I find interesting around the blogosphere for journalist bloggers: Blogger tip — be alert: I’ve visited this topic before, but it warrants repeating. You can’t blog in your niche well unless you’re reading what Continue reading

More on the future of journalism

I haven’t done short takes in a while, so here are some interesting finds from around the blogosphere: The value of small talk: Steve Yelvington has the best explanation I’ve read so far for the value of social media. He Continue reading