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News outlets and readers ditch TV, use social media

News outlets and readers ditch TV, use social media

Phoebe Drummond
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Twitter — the multi-billion dollar social media site — has quite a simple mission statement: “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” While numerous Twitter accounts are devoted to spreading celebrity gossip, many of the world’s top ne...

Citizens and politicians interacting via social media can be beneficial or futile

Citizens and politicians interacting via social media can be beneficial or futile

Linda Badaracco
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

With political posts frequently making headlines for better or for worse, politicians’ social media communication is front and center in the public eye. As of 2014, 16 percent of registered voters follow politicians on a social media site, according to Pew Research Center. This share of voters dou...

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Lara Graney
April 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth

The hashtags. The likes. The retweets. For some social media users, Twitter is just that. But for the modern-day politician, the versatile 140-character message can be a powerful weapon, self-endorsement or even a soapbox speech. And our current president – also known as the “Commander-in-Tweet”...

Social media cleanses are beyond beneficial

Social media cleanses are beyond beneficial

Izzy Cavazzoni
March 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Six hundred million Instagram accounts. Over a billion daily active users on Facebook. Around 350,000 average tweets per minute. No matter the platform, social media’s ubiquitous presence in the daily lives of people across the globe is unmistakable. In pursuit of less distractions and more fre...

Sophomores use social media to cover presidential debate

October 18, 2012
Filed under News

By MEGAN KELLEHER Staff Writer Experimenting with social media as a journalistic medium, sophomore journalism class members Tweeted for an assignment as they watched the first presidential debate Oct. 3. Journalism teacher Andi Mulshine challenged students to comment on "spin" techniques and misinfor...

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