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Wednesday, April 9 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Social Media and Global News Coverage: Incorporating international stories into campus newscasts using research skills at your fingertips

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Students need to realize the importance of incorporating international stories into their campus newscasts. This panel discusses several ways of doing this while utilizing social media to hunt down leads and investigate details on global stories. College students can turn their Twitter accounts into a research tool along with other key sites like MuckRack and Storify. They can learn to keep their fingers on the pulse of world news using social media to complement traditional sources
Moderator: Grace Provenzano, San Francisco State University
Panelists: Wanda Johnson-Stokes, Clemson University; Where in the World Did That Story Come From? Merging International News into Newscasts
Grace Provenzano, San Francisco State University; Raising News Awareness through Social Platforms: Helping students discover political stories that matter using mobile media
Vera Walker Hawkins, Texas Southern University; Student Coverage of Everyday Life in Global Communities: How three Texas Southern University students frame events and share them with their campus community while traveling abroad in Africa and Asia
Teresa Puente, Columbia College Chicago; Using social media to connect to the world: One-credit course modules connect students to communities at home and abroad

Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 3

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