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SpeakUp NC Training: Why Online Comments Matter

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

SpeakUp NC Training: Why Online Comments Matter

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As a SpeakUp NC user, you've heard us say that online news comment sections can be transformed into a better place for public discourse. But you want research and data right!? Attend this online session and get valuable information on how your comment can significantly change the tone of the entire discussion. It's stuff you can then share with boss, board, or members of your team. 


Special guest speakers from Michigan State University, Jeff Grabill, Professor and Chair Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures and Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Professor and Associate Chairperson in Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures - will share their research on writing in digital environments its impact on online communication and discourse.

Jeff Grabill         

Then hear from the SpeakUp NC team on how this knowledge drives our work in North Carolina to improve online comments for good! 

In this session, you'll learn:

  • Why and how online commenting MATTERS and MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
  • Research on how individual comments have been proven to significantly change the course and tenor of online discussions.
  • Best practices on how to write online comments that have the greatest affect on discussion and draw visibility to your work. 
Have questions about SpeakUp NC Training: Why Online Comments Matter? Contact SpeakUp NC

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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SpeakUp NC is a free online tool that sends you the most talked about news stories by your interest area so you can quickly and easily post comments to articles that matter most to your nonprofit.

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