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The Shop Talk panelists discuss the use of Facebook Live to give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at what happens in a newsroom and/or during a live newscast.

Facebook for the Visually Impaired

Apr 21, 2016

The world’s largest social media site is becoming more accessible to the visually impaired.

WIU Adds Social Media Minor

Aug 6, 2015
Credit: forbes.com

Social media has changed the way we communicate. One department at Western Illinois University is acknowledging this by implementing a new minor on the subject.

WIU Expert Weighs in on Combating ISIS

Jul 23, 2015
Credit Western Illinois University

Dean Alexander has spent years researching ISIS in his role as a Professor of Homeland Security at Western Illinois University.  ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, seems to have replaced al-Qaeda as the major threat to America and its allies.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss examples of bad judgment by reporters using social media.

The Shop Talk panelists begin the new year by talking about new media.

WIU Professor Uses Facebook for Research

May 31, 2013

Many companies are using what you post on Facebook to learn more about you. Another group of people is also using Facebook to gather data, researchers.

Security Increased at KHS

Dec 18, 2012

The Keokuk School District is increasing security at its high school, based on a possible online threat.

Shop Talk - July 17

Jul 17, 2012

The panelists discuss whether Facebook attracts narcissists or turns users into narcissists.

The New York Times' Tara Parker-Pope raised the issue in a recent blog. She refers to a study by Christopher Carpenter, Associate Professor of Communication at Western Illinois University, which suggested Facebook appeals to our most narcissistic tendencies.