What future digital media specialists should know

For the first time, social media has become the #1 news source for news consumers.

During my lifetime, U.S. newspapers have been the primary source of news. Period.

https://www.statista.com/chart/16430/news-consumption-us/

This bodes well for the thousands of social media sites and sadly, this is not good news for traditional print journalism entities. Yet, through collaborations with communities, corporations and education, traditional print and broadcast can reinvent itself and produce content that includes all of the elements for the changing news content seeker. One of my areas of scholarly research involves the relatively news evolution of Community Media Labs (CMLs). I will share more in future posts.

The changes in news consumption are one of the many topics that we will discuss in the introduction to mass media and digital storytelling courses that I will lead. During the spring 2018 semester, digital natives will engage in “active classroom” settings and participate in “flipped classroom” settings.

Join us with your ideas for discussion points. We will have a blast.

About awkimbrough

I'm fortunate to lead digital native students as they gain more experience and confidence in their naturally creative work. For those who want to read a traditional "About Me" here it is: I am a visiting faculty member @my grad school, Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications. Previously, I served as dean and professor of multimedia, innovative journalism in the Journalism & Graphic Design School at Florida A&M University. As an award-winning journalist and higher ed executive, my latest high profile project involves the multi-faceted development of a 'teaching hospital' formed via a public-private partnership and located on the FAMU campus. The public-private partnership's outcome is a multi-million-dollar, annual economic benefit to the north Florida region with direct benefits to communication students enrolled in programs at FAMU. FAMU's administration and board canceled the project. It has been a rewarding career where I have been transforming lives in education, government, and media for more 25 years. Also, as a ghost and co-writer of literary works that highlight the careers and lives of accomplished world shapers I am achieving a valued use of my talents and skills.
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