The team at HeyLets, a San Francisco start-up, wanted to know who brags the most on social media. In a post revealing their findings from a survey, they say “We wondered how the entire country ranked in self-promotional behaviors: Don’t your Facebook friends of certain states seem just so much more humble than others…whereas friends from other states seem to major in Facebook bragging? So we decided to test out our questions. To analyze the nation’s self-promotional habits, our on-staff “sharing experts” asked 2,500 Americans who participate in social media to rate the number of posts they typically make on potentially self-promotional topics (such as trips to special locations, attendance at memorable events, and work-related good news). We were floored by what we found.”
In some newsrooms, little training in the past year; in others, a lot. Nearly 9 in 10 journalists could absorb more, especially digital skills.
Even in the fast-changing digital age, a survey of 1,118 newspaper journalists conducted by The Poynter Institute with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation shows that training varies wildly between newsrooms. Overall, roughly two-thirds of the journalists surveyed they have received training in the past 12 months. The leading category of training was social media. A full 88 percent of the journalists surveyed said they are able to absorb more training. The most desired form of training? Social media, followed by digital tools and video skills.
There are three fantastic opportunities for communication professionals to join my team at Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System in Irvine, California. Brandman is a private, non-profit institution where I was recently appointed Vice Chancellor of Communications and Chief Communications Officer. Brandman serves some 12,000 working adult and military students across the country with 26 campus locations in California and Washington, and nationally through the online campus. In addition to competitive salaries, the benefits at Brandman are phenomenal, including a generous paid holiday schedule, retirement planning & medical benefits – but perhaps most important is the tuition waiver for employees: you could earn a graduate degree while working full time at almost no cost! WOW!
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