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

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

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

When it comes to social media for journalists, less may not be more

Here are some good posts for journalists – or anyone interested in the changing face of media – to read from my surfing around the blogosphere: Why less is not more:  A post by internet marketing consultant Chris Garrett offers some sage advice Continue reading

News organizations’ goal for 2010: Imagine world that doesn’t exist

The legacy press or the traditional media or whatever we’re calling newspapers these days has one main challenge for 2010. And it’s not finding a new business model, although, of course, that’s important, too. But the main challenge has nothing Continue reading

Hopes for journalists in 2010

Happy 2010, readers! Wow. We survived what was quite the troubling year in journalism, and, I think, really, that journalism is better for it. Yes, there’s been too many layoffs, pay cuts, buyouts. But I think the economic woes have Continue reading

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

Great journalism blogs, Twitter lists, and RSS feeds

Haven’t done short-takes for a while, so seems like it is time for my list of interesting stuff from around the blogosphere. Great blogs: I love lists. I think they are a very useful way to convey a lot of Continue reading