The guest panel was a treat (and tweet) for us.
The students offered excellent advice and shared their own stories to help you see how they have created opportunities. I invited panelists who could offer a range of advice on getting published, finding internships, and getting involved in college and campus activities.
If you want to know more about the panel’s advice, just check out #JOU3109 on Twitter.
At the beginning of class, I asked everyone to practice live tweeting by sending at least two tweets during the panel presentation, using the #JOU3109 hashtag.
Our tweeting was so successful that #JOU3109 was trending in the United States during the panel! Thanks to Ali Schmitz (@Alioschmitz) for recognizing that we were trending and taking a screen capture of our national moment.
After I saw Ali’s tweet, I contacted panelist Kathryn Varn to let her know that #JOU3109 trending could be a story idea.
Alex Harris called to interview me for the story, story was published in The Alligator, Feb. 28 and online. [That's an example of starting a story at 8 p.m. and having it go online about 1 a.m.]