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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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Below is a sampling of some of my work from various publications. If you would like to see more clips from any one of the publications below, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.


Why Facebook’s Privacy Changes are Detrimental to Users
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
December 23, 24, 29, 2009 | Series forecasting news media trends

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

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

4 Ways News Organizations are Using Twitter Lists
November 3, 2009 | News and technology

7 Ways to Make News Sites More Social
September 15, 2009 | News and social media

12 Things Newspapers Should Do to Survive
August 14, 2009 | News industry trends

5 Reasons Why Twitter’s Growth Cannot Be Stopped
August 4, 2009 | Social media trends

10 Ways Universities Are Engaging Alumni Using Social Media
July 23, 2009 | Higher education

10 Ways Universities Share Information Using Social Media
July 15, 2009 | Higher education | Blogging trends

10 Ways Journalism Schools Are Teaching Social Media
June 19, 2009 | Social media | Blogging trends

Poynter Online

8 Tools to Help Filter Your Twitter Stream & Find News
January 5, 2009 | Social media tips

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

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

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

Online Journalism Blog

Three-part series looking at what’s working and what’s not in local online news video
Part One: Content | Part Two: Design and Usability | Part Three: 6 Ways to Monetize Content
August 3-5, 2009 | The results of my undergraduate thesis study on Twin Cities, Minnesota market.

The End of News Websites?
July 8, 2009 | Blogging trends in online journalism

Star Tribune

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

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

Students help put Northfield first
March 18, 2009 | Community and Education | Includes self-produced video, photos

Rosemount gets new library, helps ease congested system
February 11, 2009 | Community | Includes reported video

Chickenpox cases spike at Eagan school
March 4, 2009 | Breaking news

Old Eagan golf course will stay green – for a while
February 18, 2009 | City government

Science lays to rest James Gang mystery
April 1, 2009 | Science

Chateau’s wine list one magazine’s A-list
March 4, 2009 | Food

A clever tool opens doors for business
March 11 2009 | Business

Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal

Study: Pension-plan erosion slows among MN employers
August 8, 2008 | Finance | Exclusive pre-released report

ApothecaryRX buys small pharmacies, helps sellers transition
July 11, 2008 | Small business

May Twin Cities home prices show improvement
July 29, 2008 | Housing

Straight-ahead path for startup SLK and its Level Best Squared gizmo
August 22, 2008 | Small business

The Minnesota Daily

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

Landlords ignore suits
March 30, 2007 | Courts

Student dies after fall
April 3, 2007 | Breaking news

Student wires sustain families abroad
April 6, 2007 | Multicultural

Sober house fights city
March 7, 2007 | Courts

E-mailed bomb threat clears Weaver-Densford

September 10, 2007 | Breaking news

U students live substance free in residence hall
October 20, 2006 | Housing | Reprinted in various publications through AP wire