Author Archives: Sam Calvert

The great curation debate

Content curation has been quite the debate as curation has changed from technologically based to being based on human subjectivity — the idea of creators vs. curators. It’s an interesting idea, but I think the notion of treating each as … Continue reading

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History of social media

While this post from the Poyter Institute’s E-Media Tidbits doesn’t necessarily outline how to use social media in journalism, it’s interesting because it looks at the history of social media and how it advances and grows. This is important to … Continue reading

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Student journalist try their hands at innovation

In a contest at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, students compete to get creative in making apps for different platforms, as this post details. Contests like these are important, especially for journalism students, because it pushes … Continue reading

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Student journalism from the Droid

This year, about two dozen journalism students at Ryerson University in Toronto were given Android cell phones with the intention that they would do all of their journalism from the phone, cites this article on the MediaShift website. This includes … Continue reading

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Google’s ‘most shared’ adds to social media fix

According to this post from LostRemote, Google News has added a ‘Most Shared’ application to its interface, allowing readers to see what articles have been shared the most among social networks. Nowadays, there are many different avenues in which to … Continue reading

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Social media curation… isn’t that what we’re doing here?

Mark Luckie never ceases to amaze me, and with this post about curation, he really speaks to exactly what this blog is doing. He walks through five basic ideas to think about when curating a topic in journalism: standard coverage, … Continue reading

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Facebook has more than 250 million users a day

In this Mashable Social Media post, it reports that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims the social network has 500 million users, and more than half of them use Facebook every day. This is huge for the world of social media … Continue reading

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