To Nigerian writer, Blossom Nnodim, “social media for social good means creating a positive impact using social media as a voice.” Today I want to share some thoughts about using social media for social good.
My desktop is only for traditional work, no Facebooking, Tweeting or Instagraming. Note, though, that I do use these social networks for what I call virtual work. I know, I know, there’s no such thing! Work is work!
The following excerpts are from Marcia Forbes’ presentation at a recent forum hosted by the Press Association of Jamaica in celebration of Journalism Week. The topic was ‘Modern Media: Competition & Customer Choices’
The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competition and Customer Choices’. I kicked off by asking the well organized session, with over 200 in attendance, what words came to mind when they thought about modern media or new media.
All of us who achieve any level of digital literacy will know straight off that we could not effectively use our cell phones, tablets, lap tops, or desk tops or skilfully navigate and make meaning of the Internet, if we were not able to read and write and to understand words, numbers and symbols.
I recently presented at a leadership conference which sought to get a glimpse of the future by examining today’s trends. The following are excerpts from that presentation which looked at media changes and potential opportunities.