Category Archives: social media

Yet Another Advantage of Social Media Networking

By Lillian Williams What are best practices for utilizing social networking sites in your teaching? Among suggestions found in this  Facebook Guide for Teachers are the following: First, determine whether your school has a social networking policy for teaching/learning purposes. … Continue reading

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Lessons from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

By Lillian Williams In her new book, Lean In, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks of mentorship, negotiation tactics, and ways to forge a successful livelihood and career. Prior to her post as Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sandberg served as … Continue reading

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African American Newspapers In The Digital Era

By Lillian Williams With more people consuming news on multiple media platforms, African American community newspapers are moving to strengthen digital operations, while continuing to publish their print editions. That’s according to Bill Tompkins, president and CEO of the National Newspaper … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Power of Digital Technologies

By Lillian Williams President Obama’s tweet on election night, featuring a photograph of the president embracing first lady Michelle Obama, is the most popular Twitter message ever.  As of November 8, this tweet had been retweeted more than 785,000 times, … Continue reading

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Presidential Debates in the Digital Era

By Lillian Williams Jennifer Kocal, a 45-year-old Colorado resident and registered Republican, plans to vote for President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential contest. Kocal spoke about what influenced her decision during an interview on Sept. 13 in Golden, Colorado, … Continue reading

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Columbia College Chicago Graduate:TV News In This Digital Era

The following is a guest post by Kalin Franks, a 2010 graduate of Columbia College Chicago and a TV reporter in Northern Michigan. She offers her perspective on work in this digital era. By Kalin Franks I started at 9&10 … Continue reading

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College Communications Programs in The Digital Era

 By Lillian Williams “Innovation is not just about a sexy new user interface. It’s not just about what we do. It’s also about how we do it. Innovation is about taking risks and trying things. Mistakes will be made. That’s … Continue reading

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E-Learning for Healthcare Marketers: Lessons from the Journalism Industry

Tim Strickland at the Healthcare Marketing Blog: “One need only examine the recent carnage in the journalism industry to see what can happen in any field that collectively doesn’t keep itself up to date. Irrelevancy is a sad, dark place. … Continue reading

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The Education of TV News in a Digital World

From RobertFeder:Chicago news veteran Carol Fowler gives her take on the challenges of TV news  in a digital world… “I don’t know anyone under the age of 30 who watches news on television, just as young people certainly don’t pay for a newspaper. … Continue reading

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A Digital Education for Nonprofits–Six Critical Questions

By Lillian Williams Think that Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are free social media tools? Absolutely not.  There are costs associated with these social media tools. That’s the message of social media strategist Allen Mireles, keynote speaker at a recent gathering … Continue reading

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