Chris Snider teaches digital media in Des Moines, Iowa

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What the class of 2020 thinks about social media

It’s a Youtube-Instagram-Snapchat world. Still. That’s the key takeaway from my annual social media survey of first-year students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University. The survey asks students to rate social networks on a scale from 1 (hate it) to 5 (love it), in addition[…]

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How to see Insights for your Facebook Reactions

Last week, Facebook introduced Reactions, which gives users five more options beyond liking your page. Reactions include like, love, haha, wow, sad and angry. But what does that mean for your Facebook page, and how can you see what reactions people are having to your posts? Watch this video or[…]

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How to edit 360 video in Premiere

I recently purchased a Ricoh Theta S 360 video camera, which lets you dive into the world of 360 video for less than $350. Compare this to the thousands of dollars that you could spend to put together a 360 video rig using GoPro cameras (which I hope to do[…]

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High schoolers prefer Snapchat, Instagram

I spoke at the Iowa High School Press Association fall conference Thursday (Oct. 29, 2015) in Iowa City about how their publications could use Snapchat. Which means two things: 1. I had Vine wings. 2. I did a survey of the high school students who attended my breakout session. When[…]

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