On July 14, School of Journalism & Mass Communciation alum Vadim Lavrusik hosted the Facebook Journalism Meetup at MPR in St. Paul. Lavrusik (B.A. '09) is the journalist program manager for Facebook in charge of their Facebook + Journalists initiative, which works to teach journalists about using Facebook in reporting and networking. Plus, the page works as a platform for journalists.
The event began with Lavrusik talking about how social media influences reporting and how it can be used to report, research and connect.
Then a panel discussion featuring reporters and webmasters discussed how their media institutions use social media. The panel featured Star Tribune's Emma Carew (B.A., '09), Jon Gordon of MPR News, Amy Nelson (M.A., '01) of the Pioneer Press and Katie Schutrop of KARE11.