Podcast: The Relationship between COVID-19 & Social Media

Courtesy of City of Ceres. It is without a doubt that social media has both helped and harmed the current COVID-19 pandemic. In today’s podcast, I will be discussing just a few of the benefits and harmful factors that social media provides to all of us during this uncertain time. It is important to remember…… Continue reading Podcast: The Relationship between COVID-19 & Social Media

Web 2.0 & Politics: Analyzing Social Media’s Impact on the 2008 and 2016 American Presidential Campaigns

Web 2.0 and social media have inarguably transformed how the general public in America (an quite frankly, the entire world) engages with politics. This is most prevalent through platforms like Twitter and Facebook, and was especially pertinent to the 2016 Elections between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. Courtesy of Boston University. To begin, social media…… Continue reading Web 2.0 & Politics: Analyzing Social Media’s Impact on the 2008 and 2016 American Presidential Campaigns

A Bite Sized Mojo Report: The Importance of Tapas and Cuisine in Spanish Culture

An example of pinchos, a traditional Spanish tapa. Courtesy of Elemaki. It is without a doubt that food is an integral part of  any culture. Recipes, presentation, and techniques are passed down from one generation to the next and hold symbolic importance in congruence with ethnicity and pride for one’s background. In Spain, this is…… Continue reading A Bite Sized Mojo Report: The Importance of Tapas and Cuisine in Spanish Culture

All About Public Relations: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

It is common to hear the terms of public relations, marketing, advertising thrown about within a communications class, but what do these terms actually mean? How do they differ? And lastly, how can something like PR be used a company’s advantage? To start, public relations can be defined as “a strategic communication process that builds…… Continue reading All About Public Relations: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Corporations & Communication: Looking at Ben and Jerry’s

There are many different ways a company can go about translating their message to an audience, especially when it relates to their company’s values. This includes running a corporate blog, utilizing viral marketing tactics to instigate conversation about their company, and using social media to spread awareness (through tweets, instagram posts, and more)> An example…… Continue reading Corporations & Communication: Looking at Ben and Jerry’s

The Pros and Cons Citizen Journalism

Every day, our lives are inundated with news. Whether its information given to you by a friend, found through a leisurely Twitter feed scroll, or by thumbing through a New York Times article, we are constantly fed new content that allows us to be educated, informed and much more aware of what is going on…… Continue reading The Pros and Cons Citizen Journalism

Guest Speaker: Valentí Sanjuan

This past Tuesday I was fortunate enough to listen to Valentí Sanjuan share his inspirational narrative and path of becoming a social media influencer through various social media platforms in my Journalism 2.0 course. In this post, I will be explaining just who this resilient man is, and what we as journalist students (and regular…… Continue reading Guest Speaker: Valentí Sanjuan

Trip Advisor: The App You Need for Your Studies Abroad

If you’re traveling abroad, one social network that might interest you is Trip Advisor. Trip Advisor is a website and mobile app that allows travelers across the world to browse opinions, reviews, accommodations, restaurants, hotels and much more. This website and application can help a user plan their vacation (or study abroad experience) with much…… Continue reading Trip Advisor: The App You Need for Your Studies Abroad