Winner, 2017 Great Ideas for Teaching, refereed panel presentation, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. My entry, “Embedding for Empathy: Helping Students Become Better Reporters,” was among 25 finalists selected. Presented at poster session, Aug. 9, 2017, at AEJMC national conference, Chicago.
The Three Es of Digital Publishing — Midwest Journalism Conference, Minneapolis, March 31, 2017. PowerPoint
Social Media for Reporting, Engagement and Branding — Nebraska Press Women’s spring conference, Lincoln, April 23, 2016. PowerPoint
Getting Social: Using Social Media to Improve Your Reporting — Nebraska High School Press Association summer camp, Lincoln, July 21, 2015. PowerPoint
Getting Social: Using Social Media to Improve Your Reporting — Student Television Network conference, San Diego, April 3, 2015. PowerPoint
Six Tips for Better Feature Writing — Nebraska High School Press Association 2014 Fall Convention, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oct. 20, 2014. PowerPoint
Better Writing in Five Easy Steps — Colorado High School Press Association State J-Day, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., Oct. 9, 2014. PowerPoint
Resume Workshop, ACES, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chapter, Sept. 12, 2014, Lincoln, Neb. PowerPoint
Developing Megawattage Story Ideas — Nebraska High School Press Association statewide convention, which attracts 500 students, Oct. 21, 2013, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb. PowerPoint
Social Media Strategies and Tactics for Yearbook — yearbook group, Nebraska High School Press Association summer workshop, July 24, 2013, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb. PowerPoint
Developing Megawattage Story Ideas — editorial group, Nebraska High School Press Association summer workshop, July 23, 2013, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb. PowerPoint
The Amazing Twitter List Race — asked to present at teaching tip session of Poynter Institute’s Teachapalooza, June 22, 2013, St. Petersburg, Fla. PowerPoint
Engaging Students: Using Social Media for Conversation and Curation — University of Nebraska Innovations in Online Pedagogy and Technology symposium, Lincoln, Neb., May 10, 2013. PowerPoint and course blog.
Live Blogging the Election: Curating and Converging — “Election Coverage: The Converged Way” panel discussion, Broadcast Education Association conference, Las Vegas, April 8, 2013. PowerPoint and election manual.
Tweet All About It: How Social Media is Changing the Media Landscape — University of Nebraska-Lincoln Emeriti Association meeting, Lincoln, Jan. 15, 2013. PowerPoint.
Enterprise Reporting through Social Media and RSS — Journalism Interactive Teach-A-Thon, Gainesville, Fla., Feb. 8, 2013. Teach-A-Thon presentation and proposal; full class lecture PowerPoint (Digital Tools and Story Development); additional resources list (Digital Tools for Reporting); and story pitch rubric. JI press release and UNL press release.
Incorporating Social Media in Journalism Instruction — Tech Edge symposium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Aug. 14, 2012.
Writing for the Web: Twitter as a Starting Place for Breaking News, third place, Best Practices in Teaching Writing Across Media, sponsored by The Teaching Committee of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Aug. 9, 2012, national conference, Chicago.
Digital Best Practices for News21 joint seminar on food safety (ASU, Maryland and Nebraska), spring 2011.
Story Development for News21 joint seminar on food safety (ASU, Maryland and Nebraska), spring 2011.
Finding story ideas (Nebraska High School Press Association convention 10-17-11) — These tips about using online tools and developing creative-thinking skills will help you come up with amazing story ideas. See this PowerPoint and this tutorial to find out how Google Reader can help get those creative juices flowing.
Brushing up on the Basics (Nebraska High School Press Association convention 10-18-10)– from generating awesome story ideas to determining story focus, these reporting tips in this PowerPoint will help you improve your journalism.
How to set up an RSS reader — This podcast tutorial helps you mine the Internet for those jewels of story ideas.
Thinking About Assignments — incorporating low-stakes writing assignments (March 2009 to CoJMC business communication faculty)
rules2writeby — my blog devoted to good writing practices. You can find links to recent workshops and a list of resources there.