Innovate Day Photo: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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Journalism student cools off under Discovery Green Mist Tree: Photo by Serbino Sandifer-Walker



By Serbino Sandifer-Walker

Innovate Day was an excellent experience for my journalism student. The activity, held Friday, Sept. 21, at Houston’s Discovery Green, was led by multimedia journalist and Texas Southern University graduate student Kenneth Ware, Jr. Students were required to use social media as a reporting tool.  The primary social network used was Twitter.  They used the hashtag #TwitterNewsChat and posted 10 newsworthy tweets about their adventure at Discovery Green.  Students were also required to take journalistic photos.  The one featured in this post is of Anthony Bell as he stood under the Mist Tree and water drenched him from head to toe. More about Innovate Day at Discovery Green will be posted on social media this week.

Social Media Correspondents
The Social Media Correspondents use multiple social media platforms to report on pertinent issues. The founding editor is journalist and Texas Southern University Journalism Professor Serbino Sandifer-Walker @sswalker (Twitter). *We are the first team in the nation, with a professional and collegiate news group, to use multiple social media as a reporting tool. We tell stories dynamically using a myriad of social and multimedia platforms. We are especially interested in telling under told stories in underserved communities. We use mobile phones and tablets to capture video, audio, photos and live events in the communities we cover. We live tweet and have a newsfeed on Twitter at #TwitterNewsChat. We're always thinking outside of the box.

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