When Joy Mayer began teaching social media to Missouri School of Journalism students she ran into a connundrum -- she couldn't find an accepted definition of what's meant by "community engagement" in the journalism context.
So she set out to find out. Through May, she is on an academic-year fellowship to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute to understand the changing ways journalists engage with their readers, listeners and users. The title of her fellowship: "Ditch the Lecture . . . Join the Conversation."
In this 13-minute discuss, Mayer talks about what she's nearing, and how it might relate to libraries and librarians.