Northeastern launches media innovation program for journalists

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern, has devel­oped a new track in the grad­uate jour­nalism pro­gram aimed at preparing mid-​​career reporters for the dig­ital age.

3Qs: Campaigning in Twitter’s virtual ‘big tent’

Pres­i­dent Obama, who’s known for his social media savvy, held the first-​​ever Twitter Town Hall meeting last week, where he answered the public’s ques­tions about taxes, jobs and the economy. Dan Kennedy, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, is an expert in news reporting and social net­works. Here, he dis­cusses Obama’s choice to engage the public through Twitter, and the use of social media by pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates and journalists.

More than ‘just entertainment’

North­eastern stu­dents visit ninth graders in Boston to pro­mote media lit­eracy, and help them under­stand how TV and adver­tising mes­sages may affect their daily lives