Joseph Reagle, new assistant professor of communication studies, is researching the formation of online communities and the cultural aspects of new media
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.
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