Tumblr Community Support Director Tess Shebaylo (@tess_marie) spoke to our class last Thursday. She is a VCU alumna who majored in information systems, although she began as a mass communications major. Her career with the microblogging platform Tumblr began when a friend, a writer for RVA News, published an article on the new Tumblr office in Richmond. Continue reading
Tom Grasty (@TomGrasty), co-founder of the video-editing platform Stroome and winner of a Knight Newschallenge Grant, skyped into our class Tuesday to discuss an iPadJournos tool kit of the best photo, video and audio apps. Students gave feedback on the apps and online platforms they experimented with and Grasty gave further suggestions. Continue reading
Tom Grasty (@TomGrasty), winner of a 2010 Knight News Challenge Grant and founder of the online video editing platform Stroome, skyped with the iPadJournos last Thursday (see Grasty’s tips here). Grasty is consulting with our class this semester through a Knight Bridge Grant from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He will also visit us in person during VCU’s Mass Communications Month in April.
Scott Wise (@Scott_Wise), director of interactive media at CBS 6 , discussed what he described as the ever-changing social media world with the iPadJournos on Tuesday morning. Wise is part of a team responsible for developing the different social media platforms to reach out to the station’s audience. The iPadJournos also pitched their first multimedia story ideas to him.