james stafford & that feeling you get from an excel spreadsheet

James Stafford is the director of marketing and public relations at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. He never planned on going into higher ed, but stumbled into it by being a data nerd. James shares his love for how excel sheets can solve a lot of problems. James current tasks vary from changing the virtual tour to the military appreciation football game. The group discusses the challenges of being in university photos and hiding from 360 degree camera. James and Lougan discuss cameras and the potential of iPhone video. And Lougan pulls out his 11 year old OG iPhone and yes, it still works. 

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joseph didomizio & for the love of buffalo

Joseph DiDomizio is the director of digital communications in the Division of University Advancement at the University of Buffalo. We start the show with a great discussion about the amazing city of Buffalo, NY. We also discuss the work Joseph does, the growth and the change he has experienced in his office and some recent projects that he has been working on.

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teresa gawrych & death and weather journalism

Teresa Gawrych is many things. She’s an instructor at University of Alabama and the internship coordinator for Creative Media Majors. She’s also a director. Lougan may have drooled a little bit as Teresa described her students’ opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, especially with her awesome upcoming project with the Center for Public Television. The discussion also includes learning ALL the skills even if you don’t want to and drawing the line between journalism and creative storytelling (spoiler: it’s not as black and white as you think).

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larry falck & the throwbacks

We kick off episode 87 by chatting boy bands with Larry Falck, coordinator of digital media at Francis Marion University. Larry’s big summer project is switching the FMU website to a new CMS (content management system), which is no small task. Aside from web-talk, we discuss the recent commencement ceremonies, and how each of them are covered on social media and live streaming.

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