Tag Archives: Twitter

My “Quest” and the Future of Journalism Education

I’m on a quest. It’s a quest to bring responsible journalism to live-tweeting. It’s a good quest, a quest to change the work ethos of journalists when it comes to tweeting during breaking news events. I’ve written and spoken about … Continue reading

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UMass Journalism Graduate Finds Himself in the Eye of Storm Coverage

S.P. Sullivan, a 2010 graduate of the UMass Journalism program,  has been reporting on Hurricane Sandy for NJ.com since the storm hit.  He took time from his busy schedule to do a Q&A via e-mail: Question:  Tell me about your … Continue reading

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Why Is Everyone So Pissed Off?

“Why Is Everyone So Pissed Off?” We see it everywhere. From Facebook to Twitter and e-mail: People seem really pissed off — and aren’t shy about being rude and crude in public discussions. Overall, civil discourse seems to be the … Continue reading

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After the Paterno Debacle: A New Twitter Ethos Is Needed

My blog entry taking a look at Twitter and the sloppy reporting surrounding the death of Joe Paterno was posted at the Online Journalism Review today.

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The Carnival Takes Off

I always enjoyed carnivals growing up.  You never knew what to expect — new games, rides, foods just around the corner.   And, such an eclectic group of people that often looked and acted strangely 🙂 I think what David Cohn … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: Talking to People IS a Life Hack!

The question for this month’s Carnival: “What are your life hacks, workflows, tips, tools, apps, websites, skills and techniques that allow you to work smarter and more effectively?“ One of my favorite scenes in the Dead Poet’s Society is when … Continue reading

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Q&A With S.P. Sullivan

S.P. Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of the UMass journalism program.  Upon graduation, he took a job as a producer for MassLive, the online operation of The Springfield Republican.  I was chatting with him online prior to Wednesday’s tornado and … Continue reading

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Q&A With Dave Madsen

Dave Madsen has worked in broadcasting since 1970, and now serves as managing editor and anchor for ABC’s affiliate WGGB TV, ABC40 in Springfield. He attended UMass Amherst, majoring in Communication. He has been teaching at UMass since Fall 2000, … Continue reading

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Q&A With The Post’s Eric Athas

I contacted Eric Athas (Journalism ’08) after I saw him post a photo from outside the White House after his Sunday night/Monday morning shift occupied by the Bin Laden news.  My Q&A with him follows: 1.  How did you find … Continue reading

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The Bin Laden Timeline

Twitter tipped us off. TV confirmed it, gave it emotion. Newspapers memorialized it. Journalism isn’t dead! (via Jon Humbert on Twitter.)

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