This post is by Kate Nash Cunningham from MediaShift
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Like many journalism educators across the country, I’ve been teaching more news writing classes online. It’s a challenge, but also an opportunity to connect with students – and to connect them with the curriculum – in new ways. To be clear, teaching AP Style or lead writing to students I can’t work with in person is definitely different. I like sitting next to students at a computer to go through edits, and I think explaining the nuances of writing and editing are best done face to face. But teaching news writing online offers unique chances to interact with students, and to connect students to each other at the same time. For my Writing and Editing for Multimedia class at the University of New Mexico, I’ve been using Twitter as a space outside our discussion boards where students can talk and learn about journalism. These public posts put students in Continue reading "How to Use Twitter to Connect Online Students to News"