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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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Columbia Journalist

A class project that included redesigning ColumbiaJournalist.org. This is my iteration that included a homepage redesign, section page design, and an article page. The content is dummy content, and the purpose of the site is simply to show the design. It is hardcoded in HTML and CSS.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | May 2010

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.

School Stories 2010

Launched website for CoveringEducation.org, which is part of a Covering Education course at Columbia’s Journalism School. Customized a WordPress theme and managed the site.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | January 2010

NYFoodChain.com – Food News in New York Website

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 | Sept. 2009-Dec. 2009

SPJ at Columbia University Journalism School
Relaunched Columbia Journalism School’s SPJ Chapter website on WordPress and customized the theme, including the content featured on the site.
SPJ at Columbia University Journalism School | September 2009


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.
The Minnesota Daily | June 2008-September 2008