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

Paying for news content; using Twitter and social media

Seems like it’s a good time for some short takes from my jaunts around the blogosphere. Here are some posts that I found interesting. Hope you will, too. Is news like bottled water? Tim Windsor has a thought-provoking post at 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