Twitter and social media

We’ll spend hour two on Tuesday with Kathy Gill from the Comm department. Her bio below. We’ll hear from Monica Guzman, online reporter at The Seattle P-I on Thursday. (Bio TK). In advance of Kathy’s lecture please read the following stories. (They are quick reads). Thanks.


Kathy E. Gill, Senior Lecturer, specializes in the study of human-computer interaction in the context of digital media. In particular, she is interested in the non verbal language of objects, interaction design, and web site usability. Research questions she asks include: How do we achieve (and measure?) effective online communication? How do variables such as monitor size and resolution affect understanding? She teaches graduate courses in the Digital Media Master’s Program.

“Citizen Journalists Provided Glimpses of Mumbai” from The NYT. 

“Social media, citizen journalism trumps traditional media on the plane crashes beat” from The New Mexico Independent

“Don’t Fear Twitter” from the Nieman Reports.

“How should journalists use Twitter?” From the Columbia Journalism Review

“Twittering tips for beginners” by NYT’s David Pogue.


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