Students Stream Wash Post Editor

A dozen MAST @ FIU and FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication students served as the social media team during a lecture given by The Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron this week (Nov. 19). The Hearst Distinguished Lecture event was co-sponsored by PBS MediaShift. See the discussion at @OurSJMC and #sjmc_hearst.

But what’s Tweeting about The Post have to do with sea level rise?

Everything. B200s0JIcAEkLbF

The event was an opportunity for students to work collaboratively in the SJMC’s $100,000 Media Innovation Incubator Lab and on-ground in the lecture hall, doing reporting from the audience and providing depth coverage via social media.

Now, the students are ready to do even more work together — next time specific to sea level rise issues.

You will be able to watch Baron’s talk and interview with Miami Herald‘s Managing Editor, Rick Hirsch, at a link here soon.