Yes, it’s cliché, I know, but if you had to ask me what my dream job would be, there’s no doubt it would include something involving interacting with people, adventuring, and telling stories. When it comes down to it, the idea of being a travel blogger sounds pretty appealing: after all, who wouldn’t want to … More Optimizing Your Travel Blog
This past week was no average week in J475: Social Media & the News… it was SOCIAL MEDIA ADVENTURE WEEK! What does that mean for us? It means we (Alexa Carlson and I) had the pleasure of exploring a new neighborhood in Madison and experimenting with our social media skills as we went. Check out … More Our Social Media Adventure! #475Day
With the constantly contorting world of social-media has arrived the newly enhanced ability to string together an influx of posts, tweets, pictures and snaps to tell a story. This modern curation method—optimized by tools like Storify and Twitter’s Curator—empowers journalists to experiment with a variety of voices to bring together a narrative from a multitude … More The Rise of Story Curation
Ever heard of Rebecca Black’s “Friday“? Ever been pressured to dump a bucket of ice on your head in the name of a good cause? Ever found yourself saying “DAMN” to your good friend Daniel? Of course you have. But why? We all know “viral” when we see it. From Chewbacca Mom to Call Me … More Let’s Get Viral
Fake news: Nowadays, we hear this term everywhere, be it from friends, from late-night talk show hosts or from our president’s own Twitter handle. To a casual observer, fake news is proliferating now more than ever, and it’s all anyone can talk about. In reality, though, fake news has been around as long as “real” news … More Fake News: Real? Or Just an Alternative Fact?
As someone who took awhile to catch on to social media, I think 15-year-old me would be surprised at just how integrated various social platforms are in both my daily life and the daily life of nearly everyone in the modern world. Due to the innovative minds behind platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, these … More The News Revolution
It’s not often that I glance in the mirror and don’t feel the immediate need to fix something. Whether a strand of hair is out of place, a necklace is lopsided or my makeup could use some touching up, rarely does the thought of adjusting my appearance ever so slightly not cross my mind. This … More A Distorted Society