We had a strong crowd (despite the 8.15 am start!) for our AEJMC panel which shared ways to engage the digitally active students in the professional use of social media.
1. Seeing What They Tweet Prof. Kelly Fincham @kellyfincham
2. Global connections and social media Dr Bill Silcock @DrBillASU
Links to come
3. Effective use of LinkedIn Dr. Donica Mensing @donica
Slideshare presentation The Ugly Duckling of Social Media
Snapchat advice Chris Snider
4. News-inspired Spotify playlists Prof. Jake Batsell @jbatsell
Slides News inspired playlists
Assignment Spotify assignments
End Product Texas Tribune Playlists
Kelly Fincham is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations at Hofstra University and teaches social and online journalism in the undergraduate and graduate program.
Her research explores the intersection of social media in journalism practice and curriculum and she has contributed two chapters to recent books on social media as well as articles at Poynter and Education Shift.
She founded Hofstra’s award-winning student news site, Long Island Report drawing on my experience as the founding editor of IrishCentral. com, the industry-leading U.S.-based Irish web site.
Bill Silcock is the Curator of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at Arizona State University and the Director of Cronkite Global Initiatives. He was twice selected as a Fulbright Scholar (Ireland, 1992, Sweden, 1997). A co-authored of books including “News Now: Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age” his focus is clearly global. Dr Bill has taught workshops for 500 journalists in 20 nations and produced journal articles in the field of TV news, media ethics and war coverage. His latest co-authored piece challenges traditional gatekeeping theory with a new focus on visual images. An award winning documentary film maker he’s taught TV news, media ethics and journalism history at Brigham Young, Missouri and now at Cronkite.
Donica Mensing is Associate Dean at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she teaches courses in participatory journalism, social media, and basic reporting and writing; keeps an occasional blog and tweets at @donica. She is interested in the changing role of journalism in a networked society and how journalism schools can and should respond to these changes. She co-edited Journalism Education, Training, and Employment and led a complete curriculum redesign at the Nevada program.
Jake Batsell is an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University’s Division of Journalism in Dallas, where he teaches digital journalism and media entrepreneurship. His book, Engaged Journalism: Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences (Columbia University Press, February 2015) examines the changing relationship between journalists and the audiences they serve. Batsell, previously a staff writer for the Seattle Times and Dallas Morning News, spent the 2013-14 academic year at The Texas Tribune in Austin as part of a Knight Foundation fellowship to research best practices in the business of digital news.