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Audience, Engagement & Metrics

Audience As the world of social media continues to evolve, the audience to which social media reaches continues to expand. Today’s media audiences are completely different from they were ten, or even five, years ago. Jay Rosen wrote in his article, “The People Formerly Known as the Audience“, “The people formerly known as the audience … Continue reading

Social Media + Journalism

“There are indications that journalism norms are bending as professional practices adapt to social media tools” – Alfred Hermida, “Twittering the News” As the world of social media, and the Internet as a whole, continues to develop and morph, the art of journalism continues to change as well. I think of it as a “new kid” situation … Continue reading

Viral Content in a Social Media World

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and the catchy, yet somewhat annoying, “What Does the Fox Say?” were both internet sensations in little to no time of emerging into the social networking world. Dave Itzkoff explains in his New York Times article, “The Fox Says, ‘I Can Make You Famous‘”, that the song rose to No. … Continue reading

The SuperBowl in a Networked World

Like many others, I made time in my busy student schedule to watch this year’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. While I love to watch football, I found myself more interested in the commercials and halftime show than I was in the actual game. There was great action happening on … Continue reading

Ethics and the Journalism Student

I am part of the generation that grew up with social media and the internet. I remember when my family first got a computer, but I don’t remember a time when there weren’t computer labs in my schools. I had social media accounts before my parents even knew what they were, which I realize now … Continue reading

Ethics Blog Questions Photo Retouching

Each week students in J202 analyze journalism ethics through posts our professor publishes on the “J202 Ethics Blog“. The most recent post touched on the ethics of photo retouching. The article featured an online article about the retouching of pictures of Victoria’s Secret swimsuit models. The article didn’t surprise me as much as I thought … Continue reading

“Lets Get Critical”

“The important thing is never to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein Al Tompkins discusses skepticism and cynicism in the seventeenth chapter of Aim For The Heart. Tompkins quotes Thomas Friedman of The New York Times when defining skepticism and cynicism: “Skepticism is about asking questions, being dubious, being wary, not being gullible. Cynicism is about … Continue reading

“Why Pictures Are So Powerful”

The seventh chapter of Al Tompkins’ Aim for the Heart focuses on the visual storytelling method of journalism. Photography is one of my hobbies and photojournalism is a field which absolutely fascinates me. For this reason, the seventh chapter was one of my favorites in the book. Tompkins begins his chapter by discussing gestalt psychology, … Continue reading