There are many kinds of responses to stories posted by a news outlet on social media. I plan to dive into other types soon, but today – stand up night on the Facebooks.
Social media, and the web in general, are playing a role in news-gathering on a local and national scale. For a social media class, I will be conducting a study, of sorts, on how local television news stations are using social media to interact with their audiences and using user-generated content in reporting and gathering news. I have lots of questions…. but no answers yet. Gotta start somewhere, right?
Being good at a lot of things, but not great at one thing in particular has always seemed like a negative in my professional life, but I’m learning the sum of my skills is bigger than I thought. Paired with a strong intuition for marketing and communicating and I’m feeling more and more like a force to be reckoned with!
Undergraduate schooling is all about tests and memorization. Basically a test to make sure you know how to learn. Graduate school is very different. Projects and papers are the name of the game. Explaining that I know something and not picking the answer from a list of options is my preference and now I really get to start bringing my interests and skills to the table. Bring it on!
I’m writing a blog to chronicle my experience as a graduate student in Journalism and Electronic Media. I’m focusing on “new media,” which basically means web stuff. I’m interested in how traditional media are using the web to expand their brands. Read more about me and my journey here!