Julie Smith speaks to a lot of schoolkids. At the moment, the Visiting Professor, School of Communications at Webster University, is gearing up for a student-led media conference in Syracuse, NY where she’ll be taking her message: social media isn’t going anywhere and kids and parents need to manage it. “Social media is like trying to get toothpaste back into the tube,” says Smith. “We need to tell [kids] how to do it right.” Continue reading
The conversation surrounding diversity and representation in the media is constantly changing and evolving. With ongoing efforts such as #MeToo and Time’s Up, the platform has never been larger for marginalized stories to be told.
We interviewed filmmaker and University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) professor Maureen Bradley about the representations of the LGBTQ+ community in film. Continue reading
China is exceedingly fragile… concerned with domestic challenges.
Professor Steve Hess researches popular protest in China at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Experts on water pollution and a summary of the larger issues. It includes links to US organizations responsible for water population and a list of academic experts with contact information. Continue reading
Here is a complete list of Canadian universities with a Faculty Experts Directory for journalists, industry partners and prospective student to find faculty by expertise. Other common titles are Media Guide or Experts Guide. Continue reading
Hurricane Irma ravaged parts of Florida and the Caribbean in September.
My assignment – find people in the affected areas for live hits throughout the day – be it residents, government officials, local journalists or relief workers.
In the midst of chaos during a natural disasters finding people is a lot harder.
Here are tips and tricks for finding people to interview in hard to reach places based on what I have learned from colleagues and my own trial and error. Continue reading