Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Alumni of the Month- September 2010

Lauren McCullough ’04 

“Social networking sites have given college students an enormous amount of control over their future. There’s no better way to show a prospective employer that you’re smart, savvy and informed than by having a well-executed personal social media strategy.” 

Lauren is an award-winning journalist and social media enthusiast. She has traveled around the country to speak about multimedia journalism, and she lectures on the use and importance of social media in the newsroom. In her role as social networks and news engagement manager for The Associated Press (AP), Lauren oversees the newsroom’s social media efforts. She was recognized by The Associated Press Managing Editors Association with the 2008 John L. Dougherty Award. She has also been awarded two AP Beat of the Week awards for her work with citizen journalists during the 2009 Hudson River plane splashdown and the 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse.


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