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    After its first year of inception, I am excited to be teaching “Social Media Skills for Journalists” course at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It is a five-week course aimed at helping “journalists use social media (including such social sites as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz, Foursquare, YouTube, among others).” The course was [...]

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    This is an excerpt of my most recent feature on Mashable.com. Read it in full here. In a society that is more connected than ever, investigative journalists that were once shrouded in mystery are now taking advantage of their online community relationships to help scour documents and uncover potential wrongs. The tools and information now [...]

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    Before you decide, watch this video. Aside from it being humorous, it unfortunately reflects the attitude and misinformed expectations many young journalists have today.

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    This is an excerpt from a post that I originally wrote for Mashable.com. See the full post here. In many ways, 2010 was finally the year of mobile for news media, and especially so if you consider the iPad a mobile device. Many news organizations like The Washington Post and CNN included heavy social media [...]

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    After writing a piece that looks at the broken legal system in regards to social media and subpoenas recently, I got a great response from Emily Bell, director of the Tow Digital Center at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I’ve updated the piece to reflect her thoughts, but also wanted to share her full [...]

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    For someone just starting out on Twitter, the social information network can be intimidating. It has its own language, limitations, and features that are very unique to the platform. On Saturday, just before the start of my Social Media Skill for Journalists class began, I tweeted asking my followers what advice they would give to [...]

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    This is an excerpt from a post I recently reported for Mashable.com. Read the full piece here. A Facebook-only news organization? It was only a matter of time. The Rockville Central, a community news site in the Washington, D.C., area, will move all its operations and news coverage to its Facebook Page starting on March [...]

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    This is an excerpt of analysis I recently wrote on Mashable about how our Twitter users interact with our content vs. those on Facebook. The result: Facebook’s click-per-share ratio is better. In the age of micropublishing, how many people are actually reading what you tweet or share on Facebook? And more importantly, how does the [...]

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    This was originally posted on my Facebook Page. Also, read CNN’s coverage of my new role. —— I am honored to announce that I will be joining Facebook as Journalist Program Manager to lead the charge of growing and improving social journalism on the platform. I am going to miss my brilliant colleagues at Mashable. [...]

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  • 09/14/11--20:15: Subscribe for Journalists
  • Subscribe is a simple way to broaden your conversation on Facebook with your community of readers and viewers, while reserving personal updates for people you know well. Your audience can keep up with your content without having to add you as a friend. They can simply subscribe. You can have an unlimited number of subscribers, [...]

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    This is embedded stream of #hurricanesandy using a tool called Snapwidget, which easily enables you to embed a stream of photos from Instagram onto your website:

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    This is an excerpt that originally appeared on Mashable.com. Read the full post on Mashable. “140-character status updates to a network of followers.” That makes Twitter sound simple. But in fact, the social information platform has grown to be much more complex than its 140 character-limit suggests. The site not only connects people, but has […]

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    After its first year of inception, I am excited to be teaching “Social Media Skills for Journalists” course at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It is a five-week course aimed at helping “journalists use social media (including such social sites as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz, Foursquare, YouTube, among others).” The course was […]