Community / ideas / innovation / social media

What Jalopnik can teach college media about engaging online readers

One of the ways to get reader engagement online is to ask questions. It seems simple, but it’s an incredible balancing act, especially for college media organizations. I want to look at one organization that is doing reader questions right, and suggest some takeaways that might improve your reader response to online questions. A little … Continue reading

Censorship / Facebook / Legal Issues / social media

Facebook censoring ACLU: Why your college media outlet shouldn’t rely solely on a private company for the web

A recent brouhaha between the American Civil Liberties Union and Facebook highlights one of the dilemmas for publishers who post content on social media. The ACLU Facebook page had a post about a naked statue in Kansas City, Kansas. Someone reported the post, and that led Facebook to delete the post and ban the ACLU … Continue reading

General Media / Tech Talk / Uncategorized / Wordpress

WordPress.com adds ability to embed tweets and YouTube videos a la Storify

Per this announcement on the WordPress.com weblog: It’s easier than ever to add another dimension to your posts with embedded videos or tweets: announcing the Media Explorer, a new media curation tool that lets you add trending content from Twitter and YouTube without ever leaving your post editor! The feature is nested in the Add Media … Continue reading

A reminder that some of the “permanent” stuff on the Internet … isn’t.
College Media / innovation / software

A reminder that some of the “permanent” stuff on the Internet … isn’t.

Last week, 3-D animation video site xtranormal announced that they were closing up shop after 5 years. Rich Cameron shared the news on Facebook, and mentioned that the Cerritos College Talon Marks  had produced several xtranormal videos and exported them to YouTube. I wrote about xtranormal in 2009 and 2010, making a short video as … Continue reading

WordPress powers 65 percent of ACP Online Pacemaker entrants
College Media / Content Management Systems / Gryphon / innovation / Wordpress

WordPress powers 65 percent of ACP Online Pacemaker entrants

Following up on my post last week about CMS use among Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker finalists, ACP Contest/Critique Coordinator Grace Christiansen was kind enough to send along a breakdown of CMS use by entrant. I understand that they cannot provide information about who entered, but thought this would be a better representation of the overall picture than … Continue reading