This is a history of my conversation with journalism educators last week about their use of social media in the classroom. I referenced these responses and quoted a few tweets in a post for PBS MediaShift: How to Integrate Social Tools into the Journalism Classroom
First of all, let me tell you a bit about my background.
I am a business reporter for a 35,000-circulation daily newspaper. I value incorporating online into my daily coverage— I tweet and blog about retail and restaurants in my town, I occasionally get to shoot and edit video and I’ve tried different ways to tell a story. But writing for print is still a major part of my job and I will freely admit that I do not have the expertise to put my two cents in this discussion.
So why do I still care about this debate enough to follow it for the last few days?
So my first instinct when I saw the debate on Twitter yesterday and in the last few days was to try to tell and preserve the story. (As you will see below).