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    From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on April 28, 2015

    CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    219 W. 40th Street

    New York, NY   10018

    Social Journalism Profile

    Social media can magnify a journalist’s impact and provide powerful reporting tools. Get tips for building a social profile that works for you and your journalism from Buzzfeed’s Michael Rusch, Mashable’s Brian Ries, ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein, and First Look Media’s Kim Bui. Space is limited, so SIGN UP NOW for this exciting, free event and reception at CUNY J-School or watch the Live Stream. Doors open at 6 pm. #socialj


    Kim BuiP. Kim Bui is the West Coast producer for the social media reporting team at First Look Media. Her career is focused on storytelling on the Web and how journalism can learn from technology outside of the field. She’s also an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California and co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat for web journalists.



    Charles OrnsteinCharles Ornstein is a senior reporter at ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization based in New York. Prior to joining ProPublica in 2008, Charlie was a member of the metro investigative projects team at the Los Angeles Times. In 2004, Ornstein was a lead author on a series on Martin Luther King Jr. /Drew Medical Center, a troubled hospital in South Los Angeles. The articles won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. In 2009, he co-authored a series of stories that detailed serious failures in oversight by the California Board of Registered Nursing and nursing boards around the country. The work was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Charlie got his start at the Dallas Morning News. He is a member of AHCJ’s board of directors and an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He served as AHCJ’s president from 2009 to 2013. You can follow him at @CharlesOrnstein.


    Michael RuschMichael Rusch is BuzzFeed’s Social News Editor. He has worked for the company for over 2 years and was Time’s 140 best Twitter feeds in 2013. Michael is based in New York.




    Brian Ries

    Brian Ries is Mashable’s Real-Time News Editor. In this position, Brian is the point person in developing real-time responses to breaking news and developing stories, using live-blogging tools on Mashable.com as well as Mashable’s prime social media accounts. As Real-Time News Editor he ensures that Mashable’s live news and news-based social content is immediate, urgent and engaging to its audience.

    Prior to working at Mashable, Brian was Social Media Editor at Newsweek & The Daily Beast, responsible for using Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr to cover revolutions, disasters, and presidential elections. During his time at The Daily Beast, he contributed to a team that won two Webby Awards for “Best News Site” and his work was nominated for a Shorty Award for “Best News Tumblr,” and a Webby Award for “News and Information.” In 2014, Brian was recognized as one of min’s Rising Stars.Brian is from Philadelphia, loves snowboarding, rescue dogs and The Phish, from Vermont. He is married to a professional photographer and lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with a small farm of adopted animals. He is proudly the world record holder for most tweets sent to MC Hammer in one minute.

    carriebrown_150150Carrie Brown is director of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s new Social Journalism Masters Degree Program. Her research has focused primarily on how newsrooms can adapt to the rapidly evolving digital, mobile and economic climate. Named national educator of the year in 2014 by the Newspaper and Online Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Carrie worked most recently as an associate professor of journalism at the University of Memphis. She had previously worked as a reporter and/or editor for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, CD Publications, and the Columbia Missourian. In addition, Carrie traveled to more than 50 newspapers across the United States as the manager of the Traveling Curriculum Program of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, helping newsroom leaders and staff find ways to preserve core values while adjusting to industry changes. She received her Ph.D from the University of Missouri.


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