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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