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

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

Journalists, don’t commit the seven deadly sins on social media

Steve Yelvington had a great post recently about the seven deadly sins of journalism companies that has been making its way around the Twitterverse. My favorite from his list is sloth: “No, we don’t need to change. We don’t need to reconstruct our Continue reading

CommSpace launches for media professors, students, researchers

Here are some interesting links from around the blogosphere and tips about tools that I thought you might find useful. Enjoy. CommSpace: A new social network just for media/journalism/communications professors, students, and researchers has launched! It’s run by Sage Publications, Continue reading