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9 June 2011

Does our Constitution protect bloggers? Should it?

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My journalism students studied social media last semester, and I introduced the course with a blog post asking the question: “What’s one difference between a blogger and a journalist?” One way I promote my articles is to post them on relevant LinkedIn groups, and this article is still generating discussions four months later: The article […]

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7 June 2011

Blogs as Catharsis & More: here’s how one journalist started his

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There’s nothing like commenting on someone’s blog post to get the ball rolling, i.e. building online relationships. As part of re-strategizing my own blogging, I am revisiting my first posts to republish those with content that’s as relevant today as it was when I first began. One of those blog articles answered a student’s question […]

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22 March 2011

Is Curation the Future of Journalism?

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 Journalism         58 comments

Curation: “the activities of sorting, choosing, and display, which museum curators perform based on their extensive knowledge of the subject area of an exhibit.” [according to Mindy McAdams in her article on Curation and Journalists] “With the push of social media and advancements in communications technology, the curator has become a journalist by proxy. “They […]

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21 March 2011

10 Easy Steps to Creating Your Own LinkedIn Group

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Starting a LinkedIn group is fast & easy Just ask Billy Rivera, one of my star students in the Social Media for Journalists online course that I teach for 33 students at Laney College. We have a great  Facebook group for student discussions, and it was my intention to add a LinkedIn group as well. […]

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12 March 2011

Mother Nature Attacks, Social Media Assists!

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Revolutions, earthquakes, and tsunamis: What do they have in common? Answer: Social media “What fascinated most Social Media analysts was the speed at which information traveled all over the world regarding the earthquake.” Is it a coincidence , or simply the New Normal, that typically hot journalistic topics like violence and devastation are now being […]

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11 February 2011

Simple Answers to Six Basic Social Media Questions

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 Journalism         24 comments

NOTE: I am republishing this article for the benefit of the students in my online course: Social Media for Journalists AND my new entrepreneurial friends from BNI and Linked Local Marin. Want to get started with social media but don’t know what questions to ask first. Check out this article for a great video intro […]

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8 February 2011

Adding columns to your TweetDeck Social Dashboard

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 Journalism,Twitter         5 comments

The Beauty of TweetDeck for me is being able to see several different columns of Tweet topics, lists, and followers constantly on view. And here is how to “Do It”: Three icons to right of TweetDeck logo on main tool bar 1) Yellow dialogue box: click to post update 2) Plus sign: ADD A COLUMN […]

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6 February 2011

Organize your Tweeting with a “Social Dashboard”: TweetDeck installation tutorial: Feb 2011

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 Journalism,Twitter         15 comments

Twitter is an amazing communication platform, but the Twitter.com interface is limiting — you can only see ONE twitterstream at a time. TweetDeck is the software application I use to customize my Twitter experience. It allows me to see several columns on the screen at one time: all the people I follow a select list […]

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5 February 2011

How NO INTERNET is Re-Defining the News

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The beauty of our Social Media Revolution is that every one of us can become a publisher . . . and spread our opinions, insights, and wisdom. Though we’ve only had two weeks of classwork for the online Social Media for Journalist course, several of the students have shown their passion, intelligence, and leadership in […]

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31 January 2011

Tips to becoming a Twitter Pro — before your first Tweet

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 Journalism         64 comments

Getting started on Twitter is not difficult and could be a “No Brainer” for some of the more than 600 million Tweeple now signed on. But getting started the right way takes some thought and strategic planning in advance. Here are your first Pro Steps: 1. Your Twitter name: Authenticity is essential in the practice […]

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30 January 2011

Twitter Week for Journalists: DAY ONE –What & Why

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 Journalism,Twitter         36 comments

Whether it’s violent protests in Egypt, character assassination of the Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler, surprising new talent discoveries, or natural disasters, the “NEWS” is reaching us faster — intersecting with us where we are. At the forefront of this evolution/revolution is Twitter, the social media platform where simplicity is part of its brilliance. Twitter has […]

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24 January 2011

Which comes first: The Chicken or the Egg? The Medium or the Message?

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Long ago, business was all about building a better mousetrap and force-feeding it into homes. Long ago, publishing was all about dollars and cents (don’t mistakenly read “sense”). Long ago, free speech was easily regulated — and not particularly “free.” Today’s technology advances are creating a New Normal, and intelligent folks who want to work […]

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