Archive | April, 2011

Live-tweeting Experiment at the Critical Issues Forum

On April 7, 2011, the University of Michigan-Flint hosted journalist Gwen Ifill as a Critical Issues Forum keynote speaker. This year’s Critical Issues Forum incorporated Twitter for the first time, with theĀ @umflintCIF account created to keep followers up-to-date on speakers’ activities and event developments. The hashtag #CIF2011 was implemented before the beginning of the five-part […]

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A Couple of Marketing Quickies

A fast blog post with two things to get creative juices flowing…. Here’s a link to a great blog called Marketing for Higher Ed. Always good stuff, including this post on Top 10 Facebook Landing pages. What can you do to make your landing page better? And, I recommend subscribing to the Educational Marketing Group […]

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I’m Mad As Hell and I Don’t Want to Take it Anymore: ABC 12 Loses Key People and We Lose Key Community/Media Relations Professionals

Gwen Ifill is coming to UM-Flint as part of the 2011 Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Forum. Ms. Ifill, a highly respected journalist, is coming to campus to speak about the present and future state of journalism. Ironically, she is coming to Flint at a time when local journalism is in crisis. Local television station […]

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