Social Media

Recipe for an award-winning website

Recipe for an award-winning website

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve had the privilege of judging high school media websites from all across the country. And it truly is a privilege. I’m always impressed with the amazing work being done by high school staffs. As you head off to journalism camp this summer or just start thinking of ways to improve your publication’s website on […]

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4 Things Your Online Staff Can Do The Last Few Weeks of School

4 Things Your Online Staff Can Do The Last Few Weeks of School

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

While some schools will be in session into June, the beginning of May signals the final couple weeks for many. Many advisers and editors wonder what they should be doing with their staffs in the final weeks. Here are four things you and your staff should be doing: EVALUATE THE YEAR THAT WAS – Take […]

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Adviser offers advice on navigating world gone viral after Jimmy Kimmel interview

Adviser offers advice on navigating world gone viral after Jimmy Kimmel interview

| April 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

I was recently interviewed for the Missouri State Teacher’s Association magazine “School and Community.” When asked about the digital age we live in and my thoughts on teaching our students how to handle themselves, I was quoted as saying this: “Freedom of speech doesn’t protect you from making a fool of yourself.” Thanks to recent […]

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Pros/Cons/Advice: Moving Your Publication Online

Pros/Cons/Advice: Moving Your Publication Online

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an effort to encourage other advisers to make the leap to online, digital journalism, I decided to pick the brains of advisers from across the country for my Master Journalism Educator project in order to learn and share their struggles and successes. This project was particularly apropos because my own students had been unsatisfied […]

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Make quick GIFs of your online videos with Giphy.com

Make quick GIFs of your online videos with Giphy.com

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Giphy.com is a great way for your staff to create quick GIFs of videos they have uploaded to Youtube. Users can also create GIFs from Vimeo, Vine and Video URLs. There are lots of great uses for GIFs. They can be used in social media or embedded within stories. They can be used for promoting […]

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RESEARCH PROJECT: Social Media and the Dying Homepage

RESEARCH PROJECT: Social Media and the Dying Homepage

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

RESEARCH:  WEB ANALYTICS DATA   Over the past month, I conducted research for a PD project on TheLittleHawk.com to see how much social media traffic effects people or “readers” landing on the homepage of The Little Hawk. My theory, which developed after reading a few other articles, is that like traffic on the NY Times homepage that has dropped from […]

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How to add multiple Instagram accounts in the Instagram app

How to add multiple Instagram accounts in the Instagram app

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week, Instagram did what many users had been hoping they’d do for a while. They allowed users to login to up to 5 different Instagram accounts within the app. Before this, users would have to logout of one account and login to another one each time they wanted to switch. This process was cumbersome and […]

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Live Stream on Twitter with GoPro and Periscope

Live Stream on Twitter with GoPro and Periscope

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twitter and GoPro have teamed up to allow the GoPro camera to work with the Periscope app. Yesterday, The Little Hawk tried it out and worked fairly easily. Update the Periscope app, log a phone onto the GoPro wifi and start streaming from Periscope. The app will let users toggle back and forth between the […]

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PODCAST – Social Media and Your Publication

PODCAST – Social Media and Your Publication

| September 17, 2015 | 1 Comments

Are you staffers tweeting/snapping/posting? They need to be! We talk with Sarah Nichols on her staff uses social media and what trends they look for.

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