Blog 14: What is social media?

Ethical issues of social media in journalism Nowadays, journalists get the public engaged via social media platforms. What journalists can say on their social media accounts can be both professional and personal. While many news organizations encourage reporters to use social media to build their brands, tweets or posts can put journalists on the spot.Continue reading “Blog 14: What is social media?”

Sink or swim in Kimmswick: Amid financial crunch, locals work to keep tiny river town afloat

During the last weekend of October, Kimmswick’s city square usually bustles with tourists and vendors, making it a lively hub for commerce. But the cancellation of Kimmswick’s two major events – the Apple Butter Festival and Strawberry Festival – due to COVID-19 concerns has left this town on the brink of financial ruin.

Blog 13: What is social media?

How has the social media impacted journalism? Social media has played an increasingly important role in today’s society. It changes the ways that people communicate with each other and also gather information. Due to the change in the public, social media has a significant impact on journalism and journalists. According to the Pew Research Center,Continue reading “Blog 13: What is social media?”

Speaking Startup: In a small town on the brink, entrepreneurs get creative

In Kimmswick, located about 25 miles downriver from St. Louis, two major festivals were canceled due to the pandemic, which account for 80% of the city budget. Mayor Phil Stang said the city will run out of money at the end of December. (I am super happy to get this story published. I was responsibleContinue reading “Speaking Startup: In a small town on the brink, entrepreneurs get creative”

Blog 12: What is social media?

How to attract people’s attention? Many news organizations use social media accounts to drive people to read their stories. However, it is not a easy thing because we only have seven seconds to grab people’s attention. This means that a person’s attention span is allegedly less than that of a goldfish: nine seconds. Meanwhile, itContinue reading “Blog 12: What is social media?”

Blog 11: What is social media?

What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a visual discovery platform where users can find ideas for recipes, style inspiration and so forth. Users can save ideas they are interested in on Pinterest by using bookmarks, which are also called pins. Therefore, Pinterest users are also called Pinners. There are billions of pins on Pinterest, which users can save onContinue reading “Blog 11: What is social media?”

Blog 10: What is social media?

What is WeChat? WeChat is a Chinese messaging, social media and mobile payment app owned by Tencent, a Chinese multinational technology conglomerate holding company. It was launched in 2011, which is also known as Weixin in China. Since 2011, the number of monthly active users has increased from 2.8 million to 1.2 billion. WeChat isContinue reading “Blog 10: What is social media?”

Three seek 4th District seat in U.S. House

Three candidates — Republican incumbent Vicky Hartzler, Democrat Lindsey Simmons and Libertarian Steven Koonse — are seeking to represent Missouri’s 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next two years.

Blog 9: What is social media?

What is YouTube? YouTube is a video-sharing platform launched in 2005. Available content includes video clips, TV drama, music videos, live streams, films and etc. Though most are uploaded by individuals, many media corporations, such as BBS and CBS, also upload videos regularly to this platform. YouTube had 2 billion monthly active users worldwide in 2019. The onlyContinue reading “Blog 9: What is social media?”

Blog 8: What is social media?

What is Snapchat? Snapchat is a multimedia messaging app developed by Snap Inc. The pictures and messages are usually only available for a short time and then will become inaccessible to their recipients. Compared to other social media platforms, Snapchat has younger users. The network reported 210 million daily active users towards the end ofContinue reading “Blog 8: What is social media?”