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Teaching social media curation and verification to journalism students

When I first began teaching social media to students three years ago, I would start the lesson by asking ‘Who uses Facebook?’ Not surprisingly, even back then (three years is a lifetime in the land social media technology) 99.9% were active on Facebook. I would then ask ‘Who uses Twitter?’ And I would generally find… Continue reading Teaching social media curation and verification to journalism students

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ONA 2011 conference – top takeaways

I am now one week into a three-month research visit to the US (I’m hoping I will have more time to blog now that I am not teaching). The University of Maryland has been kind enough to host me and I will be using my time here to research users of American participatory journalism sites.… Continue reading ONA 2011 conference – top takeaways

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What gets you excited about online journalism?

It is the beginning of semester and so I try to fill my first few lectures with lots of inspiring examples of exceptional storytelling online. Here are some of my favourite stories that I have collected over the years. An interactive, that incorporates multimedia and showcases what you can do with a breaking news story: … Continue reading What gets you excited about online journalism?

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Mojo and Asia Pacific journalists

I recently had the opportunity to do some training with fellows from the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre on mobile journalism. Many of the participating journalists, from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji and East Timor, face incredible constraints to their reporting including limited and very expensive access to internet and mobile phone coverage.… Continue reading Mojo and Asia Pacific journalists

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The case for incorporating social networking skills in journalism education

I am hoping to present a paper at the World Journalism Education Congress in South Africa next year and thought I would share my initial thoughts with you. Below is an initial draft of the abstract, let me know your thoughts. The traditional role of a journalist was to gather information, shape it into a… Continue reading The case for incorporating social networking skills in journalism education

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Teaching convergence

This semester I, along with my colleague Amanda Crane, taught for the first time a subject called Converged Newsroom. It was a new subject developed to replace the previous advanced print production subject and the advance online production subject. Essentially, it aimed to have students take on newsroom roles and produce a fortnightly newspaper and… Continue reading Teaching convergence