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WRITING

* “6 apps to brighten your Black Friday,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Nov. 27, 2013.

* “5 apps to prevent distracted driving,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Nov. 14, 2013.

* “4 services for monitoring your kid’s online activities,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Nov. 5, 2013.

* “Pick up this ‘Fork’ to engage kids in planning, cooking meals,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Oct. 25, 2013.

* “How to engage with your teen, teachers about school,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Oct. 16, 2013.

* “Should you trust online professor ratings?,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Oct. 4, 2013.

* “How gaming can help with your child’s development,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Sept. 25, 2013.

* “The ‘teach a child to fish school of social media behavior,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Sept. 13, 2013.

* “One Direction and a new direction for parenting and Tech,” Digital First Media’s Parenting and Technology blog. Sept. 4, 2013

* “Telling the Truth and Nothing But,” contributing editor to this project, which appears in the RJI Digital Newsbook Catalog. Spring, 2013.

* “Wired: Sports and the Digital Age,” a chapter contribution to: “American History Through American Sports,” Danielle Sarver Coombs and Bob Batchelor, editors. December 2012.

*  “UMass student death challenges university’s right to restrict information,” Poynter Institute, December 14, 2012

*  “New Context for Library Battle,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Feb. 17, 2012.

*  “‘Think before you act’ and more rules for journalists on Twitter,” Online Journalism Review, Jan. 27, 2012.

*  “Sifting for vital facts in Shutesbury library debate,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Jan. 9, 2012.

*  “10 years after, still sifting mentally through wreckage,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Sept. 8, 2011

*  “Washington Post plagiarism case challenges educators who tell students not to break the rules,”  Poynter, March 31, 2011.

*  “On parenting text-happy teens,”  Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 18, 2011.

*  “A Democracy at a crossroads,”  Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 25, 2011.

*  “Parsing news value amid tragedy,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 7, 2011.

*  “Social Media in the Classroom,”  AEJMC blog, August 2010.

*  “Why one prof never says goodbye,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, May 21, 2010.

*  “Teaching Matters: Rethinking the Hybrid Course,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2010.

*  “Showing heart in a time of grief,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 25, 2008.

*  “9/11 Dad,”  washingtonpost.com, February 2007.

*  “Looking to Crowdsource?  Better Have a Dog in the Race,” NewAssignment.net, November 9, 2006.

*  “Web Site Starts From a Memo Gains Millions of Readers,” washingtonpost.com, June 19, 2006.

BLOG HIGHLIGHTS:

*  “Carnival of Journalism:  Journalists as Capitalists,”  January 27, 2012

* “Hiatus Is Over….A Rough Week for Ombudsmen,” January 12, 2012.

*  “Carnival of Journalism: What is ‘Good’ Journalism & A Plea for ONA to Return to its Roots,” July 14, 2011.

*  “Thoughts from Sri Lanka: Talking about the Tsunami,” December 21, 2010.

*  “Transparency and Gene Weingarten’s Visit,” November 17, 2010

*  “Remembering 9/11,” Sept. 11 2010.

CONFERENCES/PRESENTATIONS:

*  “Communicating Outside the Classroom: Using Facebook for Large Projects,” Teachapalooza 2013, Poynter Institute. June 2013

*  “Navigating the Challenges in Social Media Ethics,” Panel discussion at Journalism Interactive Conference, University of Florida, Feb. 9, 2013

*  “Tangled Ethics: Social Media and Sports Media,” Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, Sept. 15 2011

*  “Lion When Blogging, Mouse When Confronted:  Sports Bloggers, Their Place in Sport Media and Their Fight for Credibility, Panel Discussion at AEJMC Conference.  St. Louis, Missouri.  August 2011.

*  “Challenges to the City-Based Newspaper Business:  Opportunities  for Journalism and Mass Communication Programs.”  Panel Discussion at AEJMC Conference.  St. Louis, Missouri. August 2011.

*  “Helping Save Journalism via the Classroom: Student Collaborations
with Citizen Journalists and Industry Professionals
,”  AEJMC, August 2010.

* “Five Do’s and Dont’s for Journalists Using Social Media,” Online News Association, Oct. 3, 2009

*  “When the News Finds You Through Social Media,” Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, Sept. 17, 2009.

*  “Is Speed Killing Ethics?”  Moderated panel discussion at ONA Conference.  Washington, D.C. September 2008.

INTERVIEWS:

*  “UMass Journalism Students Team Up With Huffington Post,” NEPR. March 1, 2013.

Phoebe Prince Coverage, WGBY Appearance

TEACHING:

*  “After the Storm Blog,” Investigative Journalism & The Web class in collaboration with The Boston Globe, Fall 2011 & Spring 2012 semesters.

*  “South Hadley & The Bullying Aftermath Blog,”  Investigative Journalism & The Web class in collaboration with MassLive, Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 semesters.

Katie Sherman Coverage, Investigative Journalism & The Web class in collaboration with MassLive.   Spring 2010.

*  “9/11:  Where were you when the towers fell?” washingtonpost.com, September 11, 2010.

*  “Why Blog?  A Guide for Students,” August 15, 2010.

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