Innovation

Kenneth Ware, Jr. Leads Students in an Innovate Day Assignment

Kenneth Ware, Jr. Leads Students in an Innovate Day Assignment

Kenneth Ware, Jr., chief social media correspondent, will lead Texas Southern University journalism students in an “Innovate Day” assignment at Houston’s Discovery Green today. See the Assignment (By Kenneth Ware, Jr.): There are a wide-variety of activities to participate in while visiting Discovery Green located at 1500 McKinney in the heart of Houston. Weekly, the park offers ... »

The Digital Journalist: ‘It’s Like My Paintbrush’

The Digital Journalist: ‘It’s Like My Paintbrush’

Sandra Gonzalez of WGNO-TV in New Orleans, La. knows how to tell a story. The veteran journalist has been at it for two decades and can’t imagine doing anything else. Except one day, her TV boss came to her, gave her a camera and said go find the stories, alone. She was 43-years-old and she hasn’t looked back since because to Sandra being a digital journalist is not any old job. I moderated an NAB... »

Do Employers Like Social Media?  InfoGraphic

Do Employers Like Social Media? InfoGraphic

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Memorial Hermann “#MHBrain” Hashtag Draws Global Attention – Infographic

Memorial Hermann “#MHBrain” Hashtag Draws Global Attention – Infographic

Houston Memorial Hermann hospital’s  groundbreaking brain surgery played on social media gained global buzz Wednesday. The procedure was performed on a 21-year-old woman who had a tumor on the right side of her brain. This inforgraphic shows the international community started talking about the impending procedure via social media on May 4. The Twitter hashtag #MHBrain was used to discuss th... »

Global Audience in Awe After Seeing Brain Surgery on Social Media

Global Audience in Awe After Seeing Brain Surgery on Social Media

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Houston Hospital Brings Global Audience Into Operating Room

Houston Hospital Brings Global Audience Into Operating Room

  The staff of the neurosurgeon who treated former U.S. Rep. Gabriel Giffords live-tweeted and blogged a brain surgery procedure Wednesday from Houston’s Memorial Hermann hospital. Dr. Dong Kim started the procedure around 9a.m. on a 21-year-old patient with a tumor on the right side of her brain. The entire operation was shown through multiple social media including Twitter with the hashtag ... »

SXSW Co-founder and Filmmakers Talk about the Conference’s Appeal

SXSW Co-founder and Filmmakers Talk about the Conference’s Appeal

The South by Southwest (SXSW) co-founder Louis Black, filmmaker Sean Baker and film producer Francesca Silvestri say the conference has redefined filmmaking in America. Tweet »

Earnest Charles Carrington says Cleveland is Hurting Over Alleged Sexual Assault Case

Earnest Charles Carrington says Cleveland is Hurting Over Alleged Sexual Assault Case

Earnest Charles Carrington says some media are painting Cleveland with one broad stroke. He says his community is hurting over the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl.  Sara Phipps Carr reports. Click icon below. (The audio in this report was recorded with an iPhone.) Podcast Powered By Podbean     Tweet »

Facebook Story:  So Personal, So Private, So Tragic

Facebook Story: So Personal, So Private, So Tragic

By Serbino Sandifer-Walker, SMC Editor At first, I was apprehensive about reading this story.  It was so personal, so private, so tragic. As a mother, I know the deep love one has for a child.  I was in my mid 30s when I had my first and only child. This was Shana Greatman Swers’ first pregnancy at 35. She was so happy.  After all, she had the perfect husband and now the perfect child; and what a ... »

Houston Journalists Carve a Niche

Houston Journalists Carve a Niche

The Social Media Correspondents (SMC) By Ameena Rasheed, SMC Texas Southern University’s young journalists have been carving a niche for themselves in the world of journalism coupling their reporting skills with social media. They call themselves “Social Media Correspondents.” As Social Media Correspondents, the students use various social media platforms to report on a myriad of topics ranging fr... »

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