Category Archives: Featured

CSJ Dedicates New Facility

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The Center for Sustainable Journalism (CSJ) dedicated its new office space Wednesday in a special ceremony attended by Georgia first lady Sandra Deal. Also taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was covered by local media, were Kennesaw State University (KSU) President Daniel Papp and CSJ Executive Director Leonard Witt.The state-of-the-art, 2,700 square foot facility…

What a $5 Foot-Long Can Teach You About Social Media

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More than 100,000 people flooded to the Subway Facebook page earlier last week after a man (who appears to be from Australia) posted a picture of one of the fast food giant’s foot-long sandwiches next to a measuring tape. It was 11 inches, not 12. The post, which has since been deleted, included the caption…

Another Social Media Blunder Worth Learning From

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  As if you really need another lecture on the power of social media. There are a ton of social media blunder recaps, round-ups, and “bewares” around the web, but every once and a while it doesn’t hurt to have a timely reminder. Last week, a long-time AT&T customer took to the company’s Facebook page to share her…

Kennesaw State University Awards Ruth Ann Harnisch An Honorary Doctorate

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Kennesaw State University awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Ruth Ann Harnisch, a philanthropist whose foundation has supported cutting-edge approaches to gathering and disseminating news. The honorary doctorate ─ the 14th awarded in Kennesaw State’s 49-year history ─ was bestowed today during the university’s commencement ceremony for the College of Humanities and Social…

We’re Hiring! Online Producer/Web Editor

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Online Producer/Web Editor The Center for Sustainable Journalism is looking for a highly-skilled, qualified employee to lead online production, web development and digital strategy for YouthToday.org and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) – national publications covering various aspects of youth issues, policy and industry news. The successful applicant will be a self-starter with strong…

Center for Sustainable Journalism Now Home to Youth Today

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Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange combine youth coverage under Center for Sustainable Journalism leadership. KENNESAW, Ga. — The Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University will begin publishing Youth Today immediately. “Having Youth Today housed at Kennesaw State University is a perfect fit,” said Ken Harmon, KSU provost. “We have undergraduate…

Five Simple Ways to Optimize Your Twitter Profile to get More Followers

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I hate to admit it, but Twitter is saturated with bots, spammers and every single kind of business from here to Tokyo. With that said, I still love it. The people make it all worth it. Twitter has been great because it adds a value to my life I just can’t get from other services….

2011: The World of Social Media

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  In the social media world things tend to change quickly. A year may as well be a decade, or at least it seems. Videoinfographs.com has put together a great, engaging video infographic with the tweet, liked and +plus-ed trends of the year. One of the most interesting? More people are now on Facebook than…

Five Tips: Using LinkedIn to Land a Job

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Let’s face it, the job market is competitive regardless of your industry. The way people are getting hired is changing as well. Last year, nearly half of new people hired by companies in the United States were picked up online, according to a 2011 report from Career Xroads. Developing an online presence for professional development…

Public Insight Network Acquires Spot.Us, Three Years In

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It has been a big week for the people at Spot.Us and the Public Insight Network. Marking its three-year anniversary as a crowd-funding platform to fund journalism projects, Spot.Us announced its merger with the Public Insight Network yesterday. The Public Insight Network (PIN), a platform that helps journalists and citizens reach beyond PR professionals and…