Students pitch business ideas with big impact
Aug 13 2013
Reese News Lab student teams proposed an idea for a news product that would increase government transparency, and another that would make news broadcasts accessible to Spanish-speaking audiences.
Wrapping up STEMwire: thoughts on running a digital publication
Aug 02 2013
The STEMwire summer staff reflect on their effort to create conversation around STEM using a digital, collaborative approach.
Twitter analytics: tracking the life of a story
Jul 22 2013
From live-tweeting webinars to eavesdropping on summer start-up meetings and broadcasting some of those gems to the world, I am convinced of Twitter’s value as an information-spreading platform.
Taking it to the streets: interviewing on-site
Jun 18 2013
What I learned in the field: Don’t be shy, and make sure your camera lens is screwed in right.
Making the most of a Twitter chat: the participant perspective
May 31 2013
STEMwire hosted a Twitter party in the fall, and learned a lot about interaction on social media. When participating in the U.S. News @STEMsolutions Twitter chat yesterday, I tried to take those lessons and flip them around to understand how best to be an active participant. 1. Introduce yourself. Tweet that you are joining the […]
How to explain the reporting process to the scientist in your life
May 16 2013
Here at STEMwire, I’m supposedly a “content expert” – code for “very interested in STEM education” but “not a journalism major,” and therefore pretty new to the reporting process and everything it entails. I do, however, firmly believe in the importance of both science writing and well-researched, well-written journalistic pieces on science topics, and came […]