Archive for April, 2009

Virtual Visit From Wilmington Star-News

Today in my Web Design class, we were very fortunate to have a Skype visit from members of the Wilmington Star-News (@starnewsonline) team. Judy Royal (@judyroyal), Shannan Bowen (@shanbow) and Jim Ware (@jimware) talked about their roles in the newsroom, use of social media and multimedia and the future of journalism. They provided excellent advice for new journalism grads and validated many of the ideas we have discussed this semester, including the concept of Web-first journalism and the importance of having a portfolio of Web and multimedia skills to show potential employers.  Great session, great use of technology and a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from pros!

We had some audio issues, apparently on our end, but we could hear them just fine. And, I had just downloaded the trial of Call Recorder for Skype, and didn’t realize the “Demo” banner would be on the video. Will definitely pay the $15 for the full version to remove that in the future.

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Links from Upcoming Indiana University presentation

I’ll be doing a couple of presentations at Indiana University this week, visiting with my friend Dr. Mike Conway. I’ll be speaking in his Vis Comm lecture about Multimedia Journalism and here are some of the links I will be addressing (so I can easily access during my pres).

Then I’ll be talking to faculty about Using Social Media in the Classroom.  Here are some of the links from that presentation:

My third presentation will be more of a discussion with some graduate students on Friday.  The topics we will cover will be trends in online journalism (mainly discuss trends at the NY Times to engage data), social media and journalism (@statesman & @coloneltribune), as well as using social media to create a personal brand.  I’ll talk about some of my own personal projects and blogs, and my use of Twitter. Some of the links I will probably address can be found on my delicious site.

I’m looking forward to a fun trip to Bloomington!

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