Discovered Facebook offers an embed code for sharing of posts on websites. Will it work in the free version of WordPress? The answer is: YES! And it’s not new. BUT the trick is stumbling across the code option. I got a popup today offering it, as an option for sharing this post. And now I can’t replicate it. GRRRR.
Even longtime residents in my JO304 multimedia storytelling class at Boston University made discoveries about the city as they practiced digital and social media skills during this Twitter Scavenger Hunt early this month.
Online pioneer. Curator. Learner. Snoop. Critic. Dreamer. Fixer. Know it all. Eavesdropper. Farmer’s daughter. Beach baby. Oldest child. Seeker of truth and justice. A bit of a maverick. Rhode Islander.
Put them together, and you have some of me — Andrea Panciera, a veteran multimedia journalist who has a passion for figuring out what’s going on and for sharing what she knows.
Came back to Rhode Island in 1986 and stayed at The Providence Journal until June 2015. It’s been a great local news organization, trying its best to serve its community since 1829. And it’s given me the opportunity to do so, too, including being its first online editor and an early adopter of multimedia storytelling.
News in Rhode Island is the gift that keeps on giving. As the smallest state in the union, it’s a microcosm of some of the largest, most intriguing, whackiest stories you could find anywhere, from political corruption to natural and manmade disasters to a breeding ground for foodies, music lovers, sailors, reality TV stars and, did I mention, corrupt politicians.
Over the decades, it’s given me priceless opportunities to practice the craft of journalism, to figure out how to tell stories in ever-evolving ways, uphold values and ethics, and just stay alive amid the crunch of competition and changing habits of news and info consumption.
Much of this, I’m eager to share with the students of BU’s Comm College. I’m even more eager to learn from you. Let’s get started.