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Getting Creative: From Resume to Hired

Last week Missouri School of Journalism student Chris Spurlock set the internet on fire when his infographic resume went viral after popping up on the J-School Buzz and the Huffington Post sites. Here’s the screenshot in case you missed it: Like pretty much everyone else we were really impressed by Chris’s (and his helper Rob Bratney’s) effort…

How the Atlanta Ice Skating, Street Videos Went Viral

Terri Thornton, a speaker and a regular attendee at our SoCon conferences, tells the story today at MediaShift of how videos of an ice skater on Peachtree Street in Atlanta went viral. Here is one of the videos. And here is her story at MediaShift.

Spokeo: The End of Privacy as We Once Knew It

Everyone talks about how hanging out on Facebook and other digital sites will reveal everything about us. However, even if you don’t have an internet presence, you will have no privacy. See for yourself. Go to Spokeo.com. Type in your name and the whole dossier is right in front of you. It gives me a…

Will our JJIE.org have big impact on TV’s Beyond Scared Straight?

Today our Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) ran a story and commentary addressing the new A&E TV series “Beyond Scared Straight,” which launches Thursday night January 13, 2011. From what I can tell we are the only news oriented organization that has taken a critical look at this series. Why is that important? Well our…

SoCon11– Social Media Meets Mobile Conference

SoCon11, the fifth anniversary of the South’s premiere social media conference, is now open for registrations. This year, along with the conference itself on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, we are having an anniversary bash at the Carter Center on Friday, Feb. 4. We have a holiday bargain — $99 for two party tickets and one…

Witt Video: Vivian Schiller Explains Juan Williams Firing

I attended the speech that Vivian Schiller, NPR CEO, gave at the Atlanta Press Club today and afterward got a nice video of her explaining why NPR terminated Juan Williams’ contract. It happened after he said on Fox News that when he sees people in Muslim dress on airplanes he gets nervous. Also catch the…

Treasure Trove of Community, Citizen Journalism Resources

The Nieman Journalism Lab alerts us to “The Hub,” a virtual clubhouse for community nonprofit news sites. There is plenty of helpful information for community news organizations and citizen media groups.

Social Media, Networking Workshop Tops 100 Attendees, Sign Up Now

Our Social Media Integration workshop set for Oct. 22-23 at Kennesaw State University now has more than 100 high profile professionals signed up. Should you be among them for this great learning and networking opportunity? Don’t miss out on two power-packed days. The keynoter is Shiv Singh, Director Digital Engagement & Social Media at PepsiCo…

Kennesaw State Job Search for Journalism Professor

The Department of Communication at Kennesaw State University, my home department and university, has a search underway for a journalism professor for its new Journalism and Citizen Media track. Right now the two-year-old track has more than 100 majors and is growing quickly. My Center for Sustainable Journalism works closely with the department. For example,…