The Wichitan

City public information officer offers social media insight

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Greta Gottschalk, Reporter

October 6, 2018

The public information officer of Wichita Falls shared how the use of social media helps to inform the public and influences their perception of the local government on Oct. 1 during the second session of Social Media Day. Public Information Officer Eric Crosslin said his job feels similar to being a cheerleader in that his team is all...

Meteorologist: Social media has changed my job

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Luke Bryant, Reporter

October 5, 2018

Ken Johnson, First Alert meteorologist for Channel 6 News, spoke about his position, responsibilities, and how social media played a role with each in the Legacy Multipurpose Room for the last session of the Social Media Day  “I got into this business because I love weather,” Johnson said. ...

Be skeptical of social media sites

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Here’s a hard reality we all must accept: Our favorite social media platforms–from Snapchat to LinkedIn–don’t care about our personal data. And by “don’t care,” I mean they only care insofar as they can leverage our data to further their business agenda. There are some who think when...

155 attend second Social Media Day

About 155 people attended the second annual MSU Social Media Day Sept. 25, including students from seven area high schools. Photo by Shea James

The Wichitan

October 2, 2017

Reporting by Conner Floyd, Tré Jones, Tyler Manning, Ivy Martinez, Avery Queen and Abena Tobin To stress to high school and college students at an early age the importance of social media in life and in future job opportunities, the mass communication department hosted a series of sessions througho...

Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

A.J. Lopez moderated the late-afternoon panel for local business leaders incluing Sam Pak, Benjamin Remmert and Logan Draper. About 20 people attended. Photo by Bradley Wilson

Tyler Manning

October 2, 2017

Fifteen representatives. More than 10 organizations. Three news stations. One community. One goal: to discuss how individuals and businesses could effectively use social media. Representatives from various organizations in Wichita Falls conducted a panel on Sept. 25 in the Wichitan newsroom, hosted by B...

LinkedIn: Define your brand, your promise


Abena Tobin, Reporter

September 27, 2017

Tony Vidmar, vice president of advancement and public affairs, gave information about a LinkedIn and the benefits of having a LinkedIn account during the second annual Social Media Day session Sept. 25. "LinkedIn in a few words  can be used for professional networking, a way for employers to check prof...

From student engineer to superhero

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Tyler Manning, Reporter

September 26, 2017

To stress the importance of drive and technology in social media, mechanical engineering and physics senior Michael Olaya conducted the session "How Flying Robots Will Give You Superpowers" as part of Social Media Day, on Sept. 25 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. However, his 60-minute session,...

Social media connects students to campus

University social media coordinator A.J. Lopez gives a presentation on Snapchat on Social Media Day, Oct. 24. Photo by Dewey Cooper

Cortney Wood

May 11, 2017

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students that live in the digital age, social media is crucial for students to stay connected to event...

Social media changes the career landscape

LinkedIn provides job prospect opportunities.

Chris Marten

June 20, 2016

Online personas have reshaped every aspect of modern life, including professional identities and job searches. Social media gives an employer a window into an applicant’s activities outside of a business setting, and is increasingly being used as a screening tool.Blake Muse, mass communication junior, ex...

Social media: beyond the dark side

Thomas Goad

April 7, 2016

With literally hundreds of outlets — from Twitter to Facebook to YouTube to Instagram college students and officials have found social media as a new way to broadcast, advertise and connect.However, last fall, some students took to social media, specifically Yeti — a way to share photos and video...

Networking: If you’re not doing it, you should be

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Cooper Miller

April 7, 2016

They’re freshly graduated, degree in hand, ready to take on the world, but not a clue of where to start. Now imagine the same scenario, except this time, an opportunity is waiting for them. This is the power of networking.            Founded in 2002, LinkedIn is a social networking site,...

Social Media: Be mindful of what you post

Mikayla Dunlap, junior radiology

The Wichitan

April 7, 2016

Social media is a big thing to our generation. We have to document everything we’re doing, where we’re going, and what we’re eating.As the marketing chair for the University Programming Board, I have definitely had to step my social media “game” up. I am a private person and don’t like expos...

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