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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Two #clarkclass professionals on deck

Twitter as a journalism, communications culture is as varied as the people who use it. Tomorrow's speakers  @dezhill, Desiree Hill, and @DeluxeOK, Sara Cowan, show those possibilities and promise, based on experience and intelligence.
My first speaker, Sara, is another UCO grad with varied experience at the Tulsa World, as a high school journalism teacher, and entrepreneur using social media in many fields in Oklahoma with the OKC Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar. Here's a link and an article about her. She's also a former student, and the person who gave me the Clark's Coffee can featured in the top right column of my blog, Coffee with Clark.
Next is my colleague Desiree Hill, who teaches broadcast journalism and advises the student TV broadcasts in our Mass Communication Department at UCO.
Desiree is one of those traditional journalists with extensive broadcasting experience in Oklahoma City and across the country as well as international experience. In addition she founded a 24-hour news source in Texas, Allen City Limits.  She has embraced change, stays up to date in technology and trends, and is full of ideas and help. Her masters' thesis at North Texas focused on how social media was changing journalism in Tulsa. She and I have collaborated on projects, and it's great to have her as a colleague and friend.
More on them tomorrow.

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