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A Few Guides to Media Ethics and Law

Here are a few quick guides to some topics in Media Law and Ethics:

A Quick Guide for Ethical Frameworks

How to Be an Ethical Journalist

Copyright

Write Away Worries


I find writing things down to be a powerful meditation tool. My mind has a tendency to become overwhelmed. I am a classic over-thinker, a worrier. It leads to me losing sleep, biting my nails, picking my face. Sometimes I feel as though my life is falling apart on top of me. It is, of course, all in my head. I have great life circumstances. I am well fed. I have a safe bed to sleep in. I have friends, family, and a job I enjoy. Though my anxiety maybe all in my head, that does not make the feelings any less real.

By taking my overpopulated mind and putting the thoughts in to words on paper, I am able to relieve a lot of my worry trapped in my head. I keep a journal by my bedside. Often times I’ll feel the need to write down what I am feeling. Usually I only write when I feel upset, angry, or anxious. I have started to incorporate positive thoughts too. That way when I read back on what I wrote, I can recount the good times too. A great thing about journaling is that I can see the pattern of my problem. I write down the dates on each entry so I can track what weeks I feel down. I can see certain months where I suffered worse than others. I can now feel more empowered over my emotions. I can pinpoint what brings me down in life. It gives me a better idea how to fix it. I don’t usually write out full thoughts or paragraphs. Sometimes a phrase will come to me and I will jog it down. Somethings I write are abstract. Some are to the point. Either way, writing it down makes me feel in control of what I feel.

Another way that writing relieves stress for me is through list making. Making to-do lists, wish-lists, shopping-lists, and so on organizes the countless thoughts running around in my head. Lists also help me remember, and that reduces my stress too. The act of writing, pen and paper style, calms my mind.

I recommend trying it out if you need help organizing your thoughts. Your words don’t need to be Shakespeare. Mine certainly aren’t. Just get it out on paper—in the physical world. You may be surprised what acknowledging your thoughts can do. But please, if you are depressed and have ever contemplated self-harm or suicide, please search for professional help. Much love to all,

 

Becca

Final Report for Comm 323

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With my team, I created a final report of our blog we had to manage during the course. We were assigned a Tech Business blog. This was a challenge for me because I have no background or great interest in technology or business. Still, this assignment taught me valuable information, like how to look at social media analytics and how to target an audience and get them interested.

A Power Point on Coffee and Social Media

Coffee and Social Media presentation

I created a power point for my Communication 323, Strategic Social media class. I added a little audio over it and viola! I’m not the greatest speech giver, but I think I get my message across.

 

Facebook Analytics 05.25.16

 

I will begin reporting on the Facebook Analytics for the Wellness Pharmacy page I manage about once a week. By doing so I hope to gain insight in to social media analytics and determine a strategic plan to promote this business.

The first thing I looked at was the overall metrics, shown below.

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So far the numbers are not all that impressive. But no fear, because I can use this information to better my social media management.

Next I looked at total reach. By looking at the screenshot I see the total reach being 544 organically. I feel pretty good about that considering the page has about 100 followers to date.

Below is a screenshot of reach. Obviously the most reach happened when posts were made. The greatest reach happened the week of the Grand Opening of the new building, in which I made multiple posts to promote the event. Moral of the story is most often and constantly to keep reaching people.

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More important than just having people see the content is having them interact with it. The next screenshot is of reactions, comments, and shares. The peaks and valleys are similar to the over reach. Makes sense. Again the most engaging post was the public event I created to promote the Grand Opening.

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I was not surprised to see Wellness’ fans were primarily women 45 to 64. Wellness specializes in compounding hormonal prescriptions and focus a lot on women’s health as they age. That is not all they do, but its where a lot of the business is.

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Another interesting thing to look at is when our fans are online. The most active time for our fans is 8:00 pm. It would be a good idea to post around that hour.

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I like how these metrics tell a greater whole of a story. I am still figuring it out, but by doing so I can determine how to increase engagement.

My primary take away from this is:

  • Post content that targets women ages 45 to 65.
  • Post on a regular schedule, at minimum twice per week.
  • Post in the evenings when fans are online most.
  • Consider at some point paying to boost page. This can significantly improve reach and user engagement.
  • Look at the analytics regularly.

 

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