Facebook + 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 social media as part of their journalism curricula. As an adjunct professor teaching social media skills for journalists at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, I […]


New 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 platform. On Saturday, just before the start of my Social Media Skill for Journalists class began, I tweeted asking my followers what advice they would give to […]


Journalism Schools Should Stop Producing Content That Lives on Islands

The days of journalism school content living on islands that are not a part of their community should come to end. One of the ways this can be accomplished is by having journalism schools partner with campus business schools in which students from both schools work collaboratively on maintaining a living, breathing monetized news website […]


Social Media Skills for Journalists Course and Community Engagement

After its first year of inception, I am excited to be teaching “Social Media Skills for Journalists” course at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It is a five-week course aimed at helping “journalists use social media (including such social sites as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz, Foursquare, YouTube, among others).” The course was […]


5 ways journalists can use personal websites to build their brand

This is an excerpt from an article for Poynter Online. Read the full post and the 5 points here. As more news organizations are laying off full-time reporters, many of them are being replaced by freelancers. On top of that, with the ubiquitous tools that allow anyone to publish, journalists now have to set themselves […]


More journalism schools should partner with business schools

The title says it all. Today, I start classes at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. And after reading Patrick Thornton’s post on being honest about journalism school and its worth, I started thinking about what I think is missing at many journalism schools today: partnerships with the universities’ business schools. Thornton talks about how […]