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Moving Class Discussions to Twitter

Instead of lecturing or holding discussions in the classroom, I decided (one day a week) to move the classroom online to a social network (because duh, it’s a class about social media!)
First Twitter chat trial run in the classroom, spring 2015 at NDNU.

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Simply stated, Staci is a visionary. It is at Stanford where I learned what a great leader Staci really is.

Yumi Wilson, Corporate Communications manager at LinkedIn

I feel lucky to have worked with her in two places, at SF State and Stanford University. Her implementation of a solid and sound social networking strategy for the School of Engineering should and can be replicated in a variety of settings. Her management style is hands-off … which inspired me to bring in new ideas and take risks I normally wouldn’t take. I feel lucky to have had the chance to work for her – and hope to work with and for her again.

Yumi Wilson,  Corporate Communications manager at LinkedIn, Associate Professor at San Francisco State University

With apps, it’s more important than ever for news editors to consider their audiences’ context.

That a-word again.


Read more in: A news app isn’t a new homepage. It’s a social media account.



One-sentence stories, crafted specially for small screens, will provide the news at a glance...

Forget 140 char Tweets. Can you tell a story in one sentence?

The future is now, and glance journalism is part of it. The New York Times has announced a new unit of news – the one sentence story – crafted especially for the Apple Watch. Read more in The New York Times PressRun post.



Instruments covered so I learn to look outside the plane. Flying with two hands, but someday I’ll feel more comfortable using just one…


7 Tips for Teaching Mobile Media to Journalism Students

Fall 2010 was the first semester for San Francisco State University’s journalism department to offer an advanced journalism class focused on mobile media. I had the privilege of developing the curriculum and teaching the class called “Contemporary News Media.” I learned a few things, about developing new courses, student priorities and the importance of of being forward-thinking.

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Social media curation is what Storify’s all about. It’s a hot topic right now, and many news organizations and bloggers are experimenting with this new kind of storytelling involving the curation of content published via social media.

She has a deep understanding of the fields of journalism and mass communication. Staci’s work with me demonstrated an ability to think logically, analytically and broadly. She also exhibits a true interest in developing that understanding and in conducting the research that would achieve that understanding.  

Jim Stovall, Professor at the University of Tennessee