Selfie sticks and snapchat

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/selfie-stick_n_4976431.html

Pic Bianca Bosker/Huffington Post

On Thursday, we’ll have a class guest, Gerry Mullany, the Asia editor for nytimes.com, where he runs the site’s coverage of Asia, assigning reporters, determining website play of stories and working to turn The Times’s Hong Kong-based Asia operation into a more digitally-focused enterprise. Previously, he served as The Times’s deputy politics editor for the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, running its daily coverage of the two races. A native New Yorker, he started on The Times’s metropolitan desk where he worked for more than a decade in various roles. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a history degree and studied political economy at the graduate level at Brooklyn College.

Before class, please look at his work, as well as read David Carr’s piece on the social media challenge for companies, where he explains how, “Many younger consumers have become mini-media companies themselves, madly distributing their own content on Vine, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat”.    For the sake of comparison, here’s a very enthusiastic New York Times story on Snapchat with a helpful video tutorial.

Approaching deadlines for:

Google journalism fellowship via the Nieman Lab (Jan 31st)

RTNDA Student Edward R Murrow awards (Feb 3rd)

University of Michigan-Pulitzer Center Student fellowship (Feb 9 2015)

On the application form found via the link, please pay special attention to the 250-word summary of the reporting project proposed and the budget.  Submit a hard copy to the Department of Communication Studies, 5370 North Quad, and an electronic copy to the Pulitzer Center at: studentfellows@pulitzercenter.org