AP photographer dropped for Photoshopping

Here is a link my friend Bradley Wilson shared today on Facebook about another photographer getting in trouble for ethics violations. He apparently photoshopped his shadow out of the foreground where these kids feet are. I am sure a lot of people wouldn’t think much about this. However I really feel strongly about this. There is no place for this kind of photo manipulation in journalism. He should have known where the sun was and set up the shot better.

Retro Future Ads For Facebook, YouTube & Skype

On this Social Media Day I am making out my wish list. Is there a Social Media Day Santa? If there is one, will someone buy me one of these cool posters?

Amazing storytelling

So if you are looking for a great storytelling example look no further. This is a great website with multiple parts. Once again this proves that there are people with important stories to tell all around us. http://www.mercurynewsphoto.com/flicks/

The challenges of the adviser in scholastic jounralism.

The challenges of the adviser in scholastic jounralism.

Does Facebook help your friendships?

So I haven’t posted in a few weeks since my Social Media class finally finished but I saw this on the New York Times web page and I thought this was a great discussion item.

Does Facebook really help or does it hurt your relationships in the real world?

The idea of social media…
One of my fellow Kent State classmate shared a link to an article this week by a man named Rohn Jay Miller. He suggests that we have been calling the use of Twitter and Facebook the wrong name for too long. Rather than saying “social media” we should be saying “social networking” to accurately describe what is going on.
Here is the article link so you can read for yourself: http://socialmediatoday.com/rohnjaymiller/287465/stop-its-not-social-media-its-social-networks
Miller has a point when he says that this form of communication is like no other media we have ever had. Therefore we should not be grouping it with other media like broadcast and online. Companies are rethinking their strategies with social networks and so should we. Many companies are still thinking it is a fad according to Miller. If they continue to keep thinking this way - they might miss out on opportunities just like those newspapers who refuse to adapt to new media forms.

The idea of social media…

One of my fellow Kent State classmate shared a link to an article this week by a man named Rohn Jay Miller. He suggests that we have been calling the use of Twitter and Facebook the wrong name for too long. Rather than saying “social media” we should be saying “social networking” to accurately describe what is going on.

Here is the article link so you can read for yourself: http://socialmediatoday.com/rohnjaymiller/287465/stop-its-not-social-media-its-social-networks

Miller has a point when he says that this form of communication is like no other media we have ever had. Therefore we should not be grouping it with other media like broadcast and online. Companies are rethinking their strategies with social networks and so should we. Many companies are still thinking it is a fad according to Miller. If they continue to keep thinking this way - they might miss out on opportunities just like those newspapers who refuse to adapt to new media forms.

ABC News and Diane Sawyer via Facebook

Click on title to go to the page…

Here is where I feel so adamant about the uses of social media. Throughout the last few weeks I have been following Diane Sawyer (side-note - who I think is one of the best) on facebook.

The first story that caught my eye was a post on her page that details how they brought one of the stories together on autism for that evening’s show.

Today she has posted a survey asking her viewers what they want to see on tonight’s show. This is the power of social media. Finding out what is important in people’s lives and following through with that research.

If you want to see how one news team comes together during the day to determine what are the top stories follow her page.

Needs for Well Informed Communities

This week one of the articles I am reading gives a top 10 list of what citizens and communities need in order to be well informed and act as citizen journalists.

The two that are most interesting are:

People have convenient access to both civic and life-enhancing information, without regard to income or social status.”

and

People have affordable high-speed Internet service wherever and whenever they want and need it.”

So if these are just two of the needs then we must ask ourselves how do we achieve this? Affordable high-speed internet for everyone? And was this idea of convenient access to life-enhancing information even a possibility before the internet?

http://news.discovery.com/tech/free-internet-for-all.html

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Here is my post for Week 11. The subject of the post is the use of Facebook by reporters and journalists.

So according to this Wired.com story the web is dying. Well that may be true if apps are now bigger than ever. Ironically the NYTimes just announced that it would be charging its online viewers for access to this dead media. Now of course NYTimes is no fool the subscription to their print paper will cover this cost and the cost of your iPhone app to the NYTimes. What this simply means is that there is yet another way to access information. What people need to consider is that this is nothing to be shocked about. If you compare the media industry with another other industry you can see similarities. Its just like that song now says “Internet killed the video star…” So what is going to kill the iPhone/iPad? … a direct feed to your neurons…
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/08/ff_webrip/
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/the-times-announces-digital-subscription-plan/?scp=1&sq=subscribe%20to%20new%20york%20times&st=cse

So according to this Wired.com story the web is dying. Well that may be true if apps are now bigger than ever. Ironically the NYTimes just announced that it would be charging its online viewers for access to this dead media. Now of course NYTimes is no fool the subscription to their print paper will cover this cost and the cost of your iPhone app to the NYTimes. What this simply means is that there is yet another way to access information. What people need to consider is that this is nothing to be shocked about. If you compare the media industry with another other industry you can see similarities. Its just like that song now says “Internet killed the video star…” So what is going to kill the iPhone/iPad? … a direct feed to your neurons…

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/08/ff_webrip/

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/the-times-announces-digital-subscription-plan/?scp=1&sq=subscribe%20to%20new%20york%20times&st=cse