Digital & Social Media Literacy: A resource for Social Media material. This has been an outlet for assignments from a Digital & Social Media Literacy course taught to high school students in the summer of 2012 and a “Social Media” course to college students at the University of Hartford in the Spring of 2013.

About and for Athens, Ga. teenagers

aThEENs is a publication created by undergraduate journalism students for and about Athens, Ga. teenagers.  Reporting was done by students in my JOUR3410 Intro to News Writing and Reporting lab.  The print version of the publication was designed by Ali Rosenberger, a student in my JOUR3510 Editing and Design lab.  Follow @atheens on Twitter and check out       





Beat Blogging: Students in my Fall 2009 newswriting lab were required to choose a beat and regularly blog about their beat topic.  They were also expected to follow other similar blogs and post topical links to other bloggers. 

Links to their beat blogs are below: 

  • About 1920
  • Lacey Talks Tech
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Avant_Garde
  • Real Town and Gown
  • Jackson Goes Green
  • The “F” Word
  • Religion Beat-blog
  • Littering Sucks
  • Athens Aura
  • Collide-a-Scope
  • Crime and Conflict
  • Post-AntennaStyle
  • HealthyNewsbyMamie

    Gazettes. Students in my JOUR3510 Editing and Design lab decided to write about technology for the semester.  Each student had to write two articles and one Alternative Story Format (ASF). At the end of the semester, the students collaborated to design a 12-page publication which they named the Graybs Gazette.  At right, is an inside page designed by Kristen Luca.  You can also read their work on the class blog site, which we dubbed the Grady Gazette.   




    Duke TIP: Media and Message course

    Over the summer, I designed the curriculum for and taught two sections of a new digital media course for academically gifted 8th-10th grade students through Duke University’s Talent Identification Program.  Called “Media and the Message: Communicating in the Digital Age” the course covered social media, viral video, news writing and reporting, blogging, photography, multimedia and much, much more!  Each three-week session (7 hours of class daily and 3 hours on weekends) covered a university semester’s worth of work.  In the final week of the class, “M&M” students covered the rest of the camp.  Read about the class and check out the students’ work at  You can also follow @DukeTIPDawgs on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel.  Round 2 begins Summer 2010.


    Term 2 students in Duke TIP's "Media and Message" course at UGA relax on the steps of Rutherford Hall.

    Speeches on campus.  In the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009, students in my JOUR3410 Lab were required to cover speeches on the UGA campus and write journalistic speech coverage stories on our blog. Look for this assignment to return in spring 2010. Please check out the site to read about all the interesting speeches at the University of Georgia.

    GradyJournal.Com:  The Grady Journal is a collaborative news and reporting site of the Grady College.  Many classes and students contribute material and students from my Labs are no exception.  Some of the best articles written in lab are published on the site. Search for the 3410gg tag for work from my students. 

    Georgia Scholastic Press Association: I’ve judged contest entries, been a counselor at the Georgia Journalism Academy, given talks at the annual fall conference and conducted research with GSPA director Joe Dennis. This is THE site for scholastic journalists in Georgia.  If you’re really bored, you can listen to my talk, “Stories From and For ‘Followers’ and ‘Friends’: How to Find, Report, Distribute and Promote News on Social Media Sites,” which I presented at the GSPA 2009 Fall Conference. 

    Youth and News Lab. I redesigned this Web site, although the “Youth and News Lab” never really took off.  Grady hosted a  “Youth Indifference to News” conference in fall of 2007. David Mindich, author of “Tuned Out,” was the keynote speaker.  Materials from the conference are available at this site.

    Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies: The legendary, late journalist Conrad Fink ran the Cox Institute and generously funded some of my past research.

    : @graybs13, @atheens, @duketipdawgs



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