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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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This is a sampling of presentations I’ve done as well as speaking engagements:

“Facebook Insights: Using Key Metrics to Optimize Your Facebook Presence” | Presentation at Community Managers Meetup diving into Facebook Insights and the key metrics, new features, actionable correlation, and more.

Mashable’s NextUp NYC: “Emerging Journalism Skills” | Moderated a panel on emerging skills in journalism that included Jay Rosen, journalism professor at New York University, Jenna Wortham, technology reporter for The New York Times, Drake Martinet, associate editor for D: All Things Digital/The Wall Street Journal Digital, and Laurie Segall, money and technology reporter for CNN.

CNN: “Social & News Media in 2011″ | Presentation on emerging trends in journalism and social media done for CNN staff at its NYC office, which was also video conferenced to its Washington D.C. and Atlanta headquarters. The presentation was based of a feature I wrote for Mashable in December.

VVOJ: “Investigative Journalism in the Age of the Social Web” | Keynote presentation for VVOJ investigative journalism conference in Belgium for 500+ investigative journalists on November 19, 2010. The presentation also was accompanied by a feature post I wrote for Mashable.

De Volkskrant: “Using Social Media Tools in Your Reporting” | Presentation given to journalists at De Volkskrant newspaper in Amsterdam and VVOJ investigative journalism conference in Belgium in November of 2010.

Poynter Social Media Day: “Finding Revenue in Social Media” | Presentation on how news organizations are leveraging social media to generate revenue at Poynter Institute’s Social Media Day in November of 2010. The presentation was accompanied by a feature post on the topic for Mashable.

Mashable NextUP NYC 2010: “The Future Journalist: Thoughts from Two Generations” | A conversation with Sree Sreenivasan, dean of student affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The conversation focused on the emerging skills needed of journalists.