August 22, 2014
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Farewell, RIT

I’m “going home.” In a whirlwind past couple weeks (that included a swirl of emotions), I was offered and have accepted a faculty position at my undergraduate alma mater, SUNY Geneseo. It’s not just any job. The position title alone might describe my ideal job (practically anyplace): Lecturer in communication and faculty director of the more »

Categories: Blogging, Dateline: RIT, News & Events Daily, News hits, Podcasts, PR musings, Social media 30 Comments

Under the Hood: More about Team UNS, Part I

In most of my posts so far, I’ve talked about what I do and how I’m adjusting. I briefly mentioned a couple of writers in a previous post, so I thought it would be helpful to introduce some of the other faces behind University News. Let’s start at the top: Bob Finnerty is our chief more »

Categories: Athenaeum, Inside N&E, News & Events Daily, News hits, Podcasts, PR musings, RIT News YouTube, Under the Hood, University Magazine Comments Off

‘Bear’ with me on this one

It’s no secret I love a good pun. The University News staff can surely attest to that. It’s to the point that—during team meetings—they can sense an opening and practically cringe before I even lob one out for their consumption. So admittedly I smiled last Friday at the comment shouted by a student from inside more »

Categories: Breaking news, News hits, PR musings 1 Comment

Breaking the news on Twitter

Last fall, I wrote a piece for RIT: The University Magazine (RIT’s alumni magazine) explaining how my job and those of my University News colleagues have changed drastically over the past decade. Ten years ago, we reached our target audience by writing primarily for the media and for RIT internal publications. Today, we increasingly write more »

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Destler on WITR: ‘Old media’ shines anew

After RIT President Bill Destler announced his decision on Wednesday to switch the RIT academic calendar from quarters to semesters, effective Fall 2013, and RITNEWS broke the news on Twitter, “old media” (namely TV reporters) came calling. Ironically, it was another form of “old media”—radio—that proved invaluable. Rather than holding a news conference, or escorting more »

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RIT 360: You can make it happen

For all the time I spend visiting Southern California, even having lived there briefly, I’ve never visited the campus of San Diego State University. But now I feel like I have, thanks to Google technology. Visitors to Google’s Street View Gallery can practically ‘walk’ the SDSU campus with the help of a laptop. Check it more »

Categories: Campus life, News hits 1 Comment
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