Tag Archives: Twitter

York: It’s our job to seek out the world

Jillian York’s humble personality prevents her from boastfully speaking about her global impact as a digital activist. With the help of social media, though, York vigorously advocates for international freedom of expression in her full-time work and volunteer positions. In … Continue reading

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On the lookout for “good journalism”

With the presence of social media and a plethora of available information online, the boundaries have been blurred between the experienced journalist and the citizen journalist. With the Internet, it is simple for individuals to browse news stories casually and … Continue reading

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A lesson on Howe to (or Howe not to) appreciate crowdsourcing

Jeff Howe, a Nieman Fellow this past year at Harvard University¬†who is currently teaching a multimedia graduate class at¬†Northeastern University, guest-lectured during Friday’s class. Howe covers the media and entertainment industry. But, most importantly, he has reported on the phenomenon … Continue reading

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Finding a local perspective on Egypt

Believe it or not, it is already time for students to think about the end of the semester. For my final project for “Reinventing the News,” I will profile Jillian York, a Boston-based writer, blogger and activist who follows the … Continue reading

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Personal or professional?

Veering away from Egypt for one more post, I want to mention a discussion we started in my “Journalism Ethics and Issues” class today about Twitter. Is it personal or professional? We have been discussing Twitter in “Reinventing the News” … Continue reading

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A taste of Italy…and Japan

Boston’s North End is known as the city’s Little Italy. More than 100 restaurants in the area offer hearty cuisines, mouth-watering pastries and rich espresso blends. A night out in the North End often leaves area college students with empty … Continue reading

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Twitter-twatter

To be honest, I was anti-Twitter until two months ago. With the popularity of Facebook, I thought for sure Twitter would be a short-lived fad, similar to the Furbies from my childhood. My roommate, Erin Kelly, made a Twitter account … Continue reading

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