False claims of a coronavirus ‘cure’ are spreading online. Can misinformation be stopped?” host Nik Zecevic, NBC LX, July 28, 2020.


Security concerns on social media,” host Katherine Bang, Morning Wave in Busan, July 16, 2020.

A ways to go: Only sustained energy will create systemic change,” reporter Ray Roa, Creative Loafing, June 11, 2020.

IRL: How your actions on social media have serious consequences for the real world,” reporter Phil Buck, WTSP, March 3, 2020.

How to leverage social media for better career opportunities,” by Emily Young, Career Charge, USF Corporate Training and Professional Education Blog, December 27, 2019.

Let’s get social,” Of Mic and Men podcast, hosted by Carl Bernardo, November 4, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian: As storm approached, why did county officials stop talking?” reporter Jane Musgrave, Palm Beach Post, September 6, 2019.

Social media’s influence on school fights,” reporter Natalia Verdina, Fox 13 News, September 20, 2019.

Social media shines strobe light on devastation in Bahamas,” reporter Briona Arradondo, Fox 13 News, September 3, 2019.

“You see the numbers go up and you just think ‘hey’,” reporter Elise Dybvig, Morgenbladet (weekly newspaper in Norway), August 16, 2019.

What the heck is 8chan, and why are mass shooters using it?” reporter Phil Buck, WTSP, August 5, 2019.

Screen time out?” by Dyllan Furness, Tampa Magazine.

National bomb threats look like a new spin on an old bitcoin scam,” reporter Emily Dreyfuss, Wired, December 13, 2018.

“Bob threats across the country,” reporter Jana Katsuyama, KTVU San Francisco (carried also on other Fox stations), December 13, 2018.

Want to grow your LinkedIn network effectively Follow these expert tips,” staff writer Marr Reinstetle, The Penny Hoarder, September 27, 2018.

Facebook and Privacy,” Morning Wave in Busan (South Korean radio program), April 9, 2018.

Listen to USF Professor: Be Wary of Social Media,” columnist Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times,  March 25, 2018.

Romano: Here’s a Tip for Fired Outback Server,” columnist John Romano, Tampa Bay Times, February 15, 2018.

“Responses to Trump’s tweets,” reporter Candice Aviles, WTSP, January 10, 2018.

Facebook loses friends and big tech is under siege,” reporter John Kehoe, Australian Financial Review, Sept. 29, 2017.

Hurricane cakes, memes, and bottled water: How Publix won the internet during Hurricane Irma,” reporter Ashley Kritzer, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Sept. 15, 2017.

Hurricane Harvey Shows Benefits, Risks of Turning to Social Media in a Disaster,” WJLA, reporter Stephen Loiaconi, August 28, 2017.

“Suicides on Facebook,” appeared live on WTSP with anchor Courtney Robinson, April 26, 2017.

People Still Think Facebook is Eavesdropping through their Phone’s Mic,” The Outline, reporter Andy Martino, April 24, 2017.

Is Facebook responsible for suicides being broadcasted on its network?,” NewsTalk Florida, reporter Allison Leslie, Feb. 7, 2017.

How Facebook determines what your feed shows,” WTSP, Jan. 30, 2017.

QQ4U: How well do you know teen texting codes?” WTSP, reporter Phil Buck, Dec. 14, 2016.

Customer service with 140 characters instead of 1-800,” WTSP, reporter Allison Kropff, Nov. 28, 2016.

Stalking case shows dangerous side of social media,” WTSP, reporter Kendra Conlon, Nov. 23, 2016.

Social media, fake news, and politics,” Florida Matters, WUSF, host Carson Cooper, Nov. 22, 2016.

“Twitter helps users cut through bullying with new features,” Fox 13 News, reporter Crystal Clark, Nov. 16, 2016.

In wake of Donald’s Trump’s comments on women, hashtag #NotOkay going viral after Twitter question,” ABC Action News, reporter Sarina Fazan, Oct. 11, 2016.

Missing Jose Fernandez jersey returned to Alonso High,” WFLA, reporter Chip Osowski, September 30, 2016.

UNDEAD BOP: Bay area busker Max Pierre, very much alive,” Creative Loafing, reporter Ray Roa, August 31, 2016.

WhatsApp opens data to Facebook,” Politico Morning Tech, reporter Li Zhou, August 26, 2016.

No, Facebook doesn’t eavesdrop on your phone. But it does spy on you,” Washington Post, reporter Caitlin Dewey, June 6, 2016.

Is Facebook Listening,” Scared Sh!tless Podcast #17 by the Kim Komando Show, host Tim Hattrick, June 3, 2016.

Facebook listening claim denied by professor,” BBC, reporter Zoe Kleinman, June 3, 3016.

Spying secrets: Is Facebook eavesdropping on your phone conversations?,” WFLA, reporter Melanie Michael, May 20, 2016. (Story picked up by international media.)

The right man? Should we care what the head of a popular film festival says online?,” Creative Loafing, reporter Kate Bradshaw, April 28, 2016.

Staged videos part of Internet life,” WTSP, reporter Ian Reitz, April 19, 2016.

Models: Tampa strip club stole our photos,” Fox 13, reporter Evan Lambert, April 8, 2016.

Super Bowl ads hope to inspire,” WTSP, reporter Courtney Robinson, February 2, 2016.

Facebook ‘secret sister gift exchange’ is a scam,” WFLA, reporter Peter Bernard, Nov. 5, 2015. (Also carried by many other news organizations, including Mashable and Good Housekeeping.)

Former teacher pushing for change,” The (Lakeland) Ledger, reporter Sara Drumm, Oct. 30, 2015.

Periscope pitfalls: Advice for parents to give kids on social media,” WFLA, reporter Melanie Michael, Oct. 13, 2015.

Hillsborough School Board makes social media policy,” WFLA, reporter Adrienne Pedersen, Sept. 28, 2015. Also carried by AdWeek.

Best back to school apps for kids, parents,” WTSP, reporter Ian Reitz, August 6, 2015.

Sheriff: Coach posed as woman, sought boys’ photos,” WTSP, reporter Kendra Conlon, June 19, 2015.

Cop turned convict turned artist opens transmedia gallery in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts,” Bradenton Herald, reporter Janelle O’Dea, May 8, 2015.

Facebook to automatically tag you in photos,” WTSP, reporter Courtney Robinson, Feb. 18, 2015.

Couples turn to smartphones to live ‘appily’ ever after,” WTSP, reporter Kendra Conlon, Feb. 14, 2015.

Gerard getting a little too social online,” Champaign News-Gazette, columnist Tom Kacich, Feb. 11, 2015.

Linkedin advised as future of industry connections,” USF Oracle, reporter Amar Rele, Feb. 3, 2015.

School resource deputy gives from the heart—and wallet,” Tampa Tribune, reporter Keith Morelli, Dec. 11, 2014.

Bay Area plastic surgeons cash in on selfie craze,” WFLA, reporter Melissa Beckman, Nov. 18, 2015.

Lack of information on Ebola spreading fear, trust,” Tampa Tribune, reporter Keith Morelli, Oct. 17, 2014.

Debate over fan creates social media buzz,” WFLA, reporter Jeff Patterson, Oct. 16, 2014.

Experts weigh in on social media in local political campaigns,” Inweekly blog, by Rick Outzen, Oct. 15 2014.

Snapchat hacked by third party app,” WTSP, reporter Charles Billi, Oct. 10, 2014.

New site Alibaba takes aim at Amazon,”WTSP, reporter Charles Billi, Sept. 29, 2014.

Sharing big ideas on media and youth activism,” USF News, by Barbara Melendez, Sept. 20, 2014.

“Ice Bucket Challenge,” Capitol Report (WFSU), reporter Regan McCarthy, Aug. 22, 2014.

“Other nonprofits awed by ALS ice bucket challenge,” Tampa Tribune, by Keith Morelli, Aug. 22, 2014.

“Social media 101: The apps your kids use,” WTSP, reporter Dion Lim, August 6, 2014.

Facebook Newsfeed Story, Bay News 9, reporter Anne Imanuel, Aug. 1, 2014.

“Amy Van Dyken-Rouen staying positive on social media,” Denver Post, by John Marshall (AP), June 27, 2014.

“Six ways to maximize your summer,”, by Chris Couch, June 26, 2014.

#Areyouready? Social media retooling hurricane season,” Tampa Tribune, reporter Keith Morelli, June 1, 2014.

“School’s crack down on unpaid internships,” Washington Post, by Jena McGregor, May 16, 2014.

“Who’s watching what you post?” WFLA, reporter Josh Green, Jan. 27, 2014.

“Polk teen’s death spurs social media conversation,” WFLA, reporter Natalie Shepherd, Sept. 11, 2013.

“PR NewsChannel partners with USF to provide real world experience to public relations students“, PR NewsChannel Release, August 27, 2013.

Social media can become an addiction but you can break free,” Tampa Bay Times, reporter Irene Maher, July 25, 2013.

“How much do college students care about online privacy,” USA Today, by Katey Psencik, May 29, 2013.

“How to Beef up Your Resume,” College Lifestyles, by Michaela Williams, May 28, 2013.

“Get ready for hurricane season in Tampa Bay with social media,” WFLA, reporter Melissa Beckman, May 27, 2013.

“How USF engages in education,” Fox 13, reporter Kerry Klecic, May 16, 2013.

“Role of social media in Tarpon Springs Rape Case,” WFLA, reporter Chip Osowski, April 25, 2013.

“Kate Upton’s on his arm, but she’s still a world away,” Washington Post, reporter Jessica Goldstein, March 20, 2013.

“Pinellas Co. student suspended over Facebook post,” WFLA, reporter Lauren Mayk, March 18, 2013.

“USF Nominated for Best Social Media Usage,” USF Oracle, reporter Alex Rosenthal, January 29, 2013.

“Social media played a significant role in the way we learned information about Friday’s school shooting in Newtown,” WTSP, anchor Allison Kropff, Dec. 15, 2012.

“Facebook’s new trend of tracking users,” WFLA, reporter Natalie Shepherd, Nov. 14, 2012.

“Election Day tweets set social media milestone,” WTSP, anchor Reginald Roundtree, Nov. 7, 2012.

“Shadow Debate Part of Presidential Race,” USF News, by Peter Howard, Oct. 3, 2012.

“Top of the Day,” Front Row Tampa Bay, hosts Kathy Fountain and Frank Robertson, August 28, 2012.

“The Conventions and Social Media,” WTSP, anchor Heather Van Nest, August 21, 2012.

“Social media engaging or ruining Olympics experience?” WTSP, anchor Heather Van Nest, July 31, 2012.

“PR Competition,” WUSF, University Beat with Mark Schreiner, July 30, 2012.

“Facebook considers giving kids access to social networking site,” WTSP 10 News, reporter Isabel Mascarenas, June 4, 2012.

SNOPA story, Bay News 9, anchor Al Ruechel, May 5, 2012.

“A call for Yelp,” My Fox Tampa Bay, reporter Russell Rhodes, May 1, 2012.

“YouTube entrepreneurs profit from Roswell73 video hits,” WTSP 10 News, reporter Ashley Porter, April 27, 2012.

“Too focused on the phone,” My Fox Tampa Bay, reporter Lloyd Sowers, April 24, 2012.

Kony 2012,” WUSF Radio, reporter Mark Schreiner, March 19, 2012.

Bay area wonders can Kony video save lives in Uganda?,” WTSP 10 News, reporter Tammie Fields, March 9, 2012.

Politics and social media: A good mix,” USF News, reporter Amy Mariani, Jan. 18, 2012.

Hiding your online identity can save customers, your job,” WTSP, reporter Adam Freeman, Jan. 11, 2012.

Was Casey Anthony video diary a result of hacking? Could you be next?,” WTSP, reporter Adam Freeman, Jan. 6, 2012.

Police: Missing girl, 13, found safe; posed as 19-year-old,” WTSP, reporter Eric Glasser, Dec. 6, 2011.

To interact with students, USF gives Tumblr a try,” St. Pete Times, by Aubrey Whelan, Oct. 2, 2011.

Many Users ‘Dislike’ New Facebook Changes,” WTSP, reporter Adam Freeman, Sept. 21, 2011.

Poll: Young People Let Loose on Facebook,” Good Day Tampa Bay, interviewed by Russell Rhodes, Sept. 21, 2011.

Universities finally accept social networking–adoption rate near 100%,” USA Today College, by Daylina Miller, Sept. 2011.

“USF harnesses the power of social media,” Welcome Back, USF Advertising Section of the Tampa Tribune, by Sarah Worth, Aug. 26, 2011.

Will Weiner scandal change the way social media is used?,” WTSP, reporter Adam Freeman, June 7, 2011.

Streaming video affects television, advertising,” Tampa Tribune, by Bryan Friesen, May 22, 2011.

Geotagging: Are you putting your safety at risk via smartphone?,” WTSP 10 News, by Jeff Butera, May 11, 2011.

The Dish on the New Queens of All Media,” Fameology blog (NYU), by Arielle Schwarz, May 10, 2011.

Q&A: Kelli Burns,” Buzzsaw, Ithaca College magazine, by Carly Sitzer, May 5, 2011.

Online support for parents after pregnancy losses,” Associated Press, May 3, 2011.

Twitter buzzes with news of Bin Laden death,” ABC Action News, May 3, 2011.

Social media impacting major headlines,” Good Day Tampa Bay, Fox 13, May 3, 2011.

Celebrations erupt locally upon news of bin Laden’s death,” Tampa Tribune, May 3, 2011.

Special Report on the death of Osama bin Laden, WTSP Channel 10, May 2, 2011.

Social Media Drives bin Laden Coverage,” USF News Release, May 2, 2011.

Newbury Park Teen’s World is Rocked by Justin Bieber,” Ventura County Star, Feb. 10, 2011.

“Your Turn with Russell Rhodes,” Segment on Fox 13, Feb. 8, 2011.

Talk of the Town,” WUSF, Jan. 25. 2011.

“Noteworthy” podcasts on iTunesU: Introduction to Social Media and Twitter

What’s the Line Between Promoting and Exploiting Your Child?,” Family First, Nov. 14, 2010.

Antoine Dodson Appears on Lopez Tonight and Demonstrates his Staying Power,” St. Petersburg Times, Nov. 9, 2010.

Online Product Reviews are all the Rage, but are They Real?,” ABC Action News, Nov. 8, 2010.

“Social Media: What’s Next?”, Florida Matters, WUSF, Oct. 12, 2010.

Condo Resident’s Website Connects Downtown Miami Dwellers,” Miami Herald, Oct. 1, 2010.

Woman Sues Debt Collector for Contacting her Family Via Facebook,” St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 25, 2010.

Facebook Fame has its Hazards, says USF Mass Comm Prof,” Inside USF Blog, Sept. 7, 2010.

Social Media and the Stars: USF expert explores the changing social media landscape and its impact on celebrity,” USF Release, August 27, 2010.

You Tube’s You Too,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 9, 2010.

Study: Teens Text More than Talk,” Fox 13 News Tampa Bay, April 21, 2010.

Enterprising USF Student Cooks up Sweet Job in Down Economy,” St. Pete Times, April 14, 2010.

Social Media Provides Old-School Socializing,” Tampa Tribune, April 12, 2010.

Toyota’s Troubles,” USF Release, April 7, 2010.

Students have the Chance to Blog for Major Magazines,” The Oracle, April 5, 2010.

Will Politics Make Facebook Unfriendly?” Tampa Tribune, March 25, 2010.

“Target your Codes of Ethics,” Panel sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists at USF, November 12, 2009.

Dos and Don’ts of Facebook,” The Oracle, September 22, 2009.

“Social Networks: Revolution Online,”, June 23 and June 24, 2009.

USF Moves on Twitter,” The Oracle, June 18, 2009.

College Students are Twitter-Less,” LiveCrunch, April 16, 2009.