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Facebook + Journalism 101Facebook + Journalism 101 Academia could be more social. So recently, I setup a Facebook Group for "Social Journalism Educators" to be able to connect and share resources around how they are teaching...

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My Next Chapter: Facebook JournalismMy Next Chapter: Facebook Journalism 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...

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Is Sharing More Valuable for Publishers on Facebook or Twitter? [STATS] Is Sharing More Valuable for Publishers on Facebook... 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...

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Facebook & Its Growing Role in Social JournalismFacebook & Its Growing Role in Social Journalism 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...

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New to Twitter? Here Are 12 Tips From the CommunityNew to Twitter? Here Are 12 Tips From the Community 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...

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Portfolio

Photos | Multimedia | Social Media | Websites | Writing

Writing

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Why Facebook’s Privacy Changes are Detrimental to Users
Mashable | January 12, 2010 | Analysis and Commentary

News Media Predictions for 2010: 10 News Media Content Trends to Watch in 2010 | 8 News Media Business Trends for 2010 | 7 Ways News Media are Becoming More Collaborative
Mashable.com | December 23, 24, 29, 2009 | Series forecasting news media trends

8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow’s Journalist
Mashable.com | December 9, 2009 | The post was a trending topic on Twitter

STUDY: Most Fortune 100 Companies Don’t Get Twitter
Mashable.com | November 17, 2009 | Study analysis

How Demand Media’s Business Model Can be Applied to Niche Sites
Poynter Online | November 23, 2009 | Media business models

Multimedia Magazine ‘FLYP’ Finds New Ways to Tell Stories Online
Poynter Online | September 3, 2009 | Media reporting

Journalists’ Plan B Should Include Building Your Brand Online
Poynter Online | August 24, 2009 | Opinion and Analysis

Municipal golf courses: Sucking up the public’s green
Star Tribune | April 29, 2009 | In-depth and computer assisted reporting

Shakopee Russian school has a full house
Star Tribune | February 4, 2009 | Multicultural | Bilingual skills | Includes self-shot photos

Study: Pension-plan erosion slows among MN employers
Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal | August 8, 2008 | Finance | Exclusive pre-released report

ApothecaryRX buys small pharmacies, helps sellers transition
Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal | July 11, 2008 | Small business

On Alert: Student soldiers in Israel
The Minnesota Daily | January 19, 2009 | International | Includes self-produced slideshow

Landlords ignore suits
The Minnesota Daily | March 30, 2007 | Courts

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Multimedia


Columbia Journalism School | December 9, 2009 | Shot and edited, aired on NBC NY Nonstop

Signs of Recovery in Harlem
Columbia Radio News | November 10, 2009 | Reported and produced radio piece

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Social Media

Social Media Consulting on Twitter Integration: @TravelBuys.
Consulted Barbara Gillam, a PR professional, on how to integrate Twitter effectively for her public relations strategy. I am available for social media consulting. Whether you are a beginner looking for introductory consulting or advanced an advanced business strategy, my expertise and experience in social media can help you use social media effectively.
Barbara Gillam Public Relations | September 2009

campustweetssmallCampus Tweets on Mndaily.com
Helped launch MnDaily.com’s Campus Tweets feed. The feed pulled tweets that included the #umn hashtag, creating a Twitter forum of campus news and issues for Mndaily.com. Worked with online staff to produce and integrate the page.
The Minnesota Daily | March 2009

facebookdailysmallMinnesota Daily Facebook Application
Helped launch The Minnesota Daily’s Facebook Application. Edited templates and managed content.
The Minnesota Daily | March 2009

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Photos

“Checking in at Foursquare’s Hot Tubbin’, Rooftop, Rock Star Moment”
Shot and edited photos.
Fast Company | April 2010

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Websites

NYC 3.0 – Gotham’s Tech Start-up Scene (conceptualized and launched)
Conceptualized the creation of NYC 3.0, a site that creates a community and resource for the New York tech start-up scene through social tools and news content. The site also featured the in-depth multimedia project “The Startup: Four Entrepreneurs Battle the Odds in Gotham,” which included a five-chapter documentary and interactive graphics.

NYFoodChain.com website launch, development and strategy
Managed the launch and development of the food news website produced by Columbia University journalism students. Integrated design, social media strategy, and edited content.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | September 2009-current

MnDaily.com re-design
Oversaw and managed re-design of The Minnesota Daily’s website. I continued to make improvements to the site from September 2008-May 2009, including innovative social media integrations. View old site here.
The Minnesota Daily | June 2008-September 2008