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Conclusion to the iPadJournos semester

The iPadJournos called it a semester with the conclusion of the social media portfolio evaluations on Thursday afternoon. Before a panel of six judges, the students in our Social Media Journalism class presented their blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts as well as one or two extra platforms such as Pinterest, Storify and Google+. Continue reading

From RVA Business to @rvabusiness

Nathan Hughes (@rvabusiness), a co-founder of the Social Media Club Richmond and a local real estate agent, spoke with our class on Tuesday morning. Hughes gave advice on how to build brands and market them efficiently. He said it is important to regularly interact with your followers in order to build relationships and attract prospective clients. Continue reading

Developing the social side of print journalism

Bryan DeVasher (@BryanDeVasher and @RTDNEWS), the social media editor for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, came to our class on Tuesday and reflected on the days when multimedia and social media did not exist. When he started his journalism career, he never would have imagined being in the job he holds today. DeVasher worked for the Daily Press in Newport News for 13 years prior to his position at the Times-Dispacth, which he has held for five years now. Continue reading

Use personality on Facebook, a bullhorn on Twitter

Meagan Kelleher, director of web operations at Local TV, spoke with our iPadJournos class last Thursday via Skype and discussed different ways news organizations use to drive traffic to their websites. Kelleher oversees Local TV’s online departments and serves as a guide for online teams like the one at CBS 6 in Richmond. Continue reading

VCU News writes about iPadJournos

VCU News wrote a story about our iPadJournos project. Mike Porter spent time with the students from the unpacking of the iPads on the first day of the semester to the publication of their first stories. Please read his story “Mass Communications Students use iPads for Social Journalism Class .”