Thriving Online in the 21st Century
In this one-evening master class, Andrew Revkin, the prize-winning New York Times Dot Earth blogger and Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, will show how anyone can cut against the noise and overload on the Web and become an effective online communicator, community builder and information sleuth. The two-and-a-half hour session will start with a high-speed tour of cutting-edge material on blogs, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube. Participants will see Revkin conduct real-time demonstrations showing how to use Twitter, in particular, to efficiently reach experts and the public. The class will shift to workshop mode, as Revkin works with participants to build their comfort level with these Web tools.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Meet the Instructor
Andrew Revkin is the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the opinion section of The New York Times. He has spent three decades covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon rain forest to the changing conditions around the Arctic, from the troubled relationship of climate science and politics to the environmental impacts of rising human populations and resource appetites.
From 1995 through 2009, he covered the environment for The Times as a staff reporter. His quarter century of coverage of global warming has earned most of the major awards for science journalism along with the John Chancellor Award for sustained journalistic excellence from Columbia University. Revkin has been a pioneer in multimedia communication, blogging and shooting still and video imagery in far-flung places. Dot Earth was created under a John Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the fight to save the Amazon Rain Forest.
At Pace, he teaches courses on blogging and social media, environmental-science communication and documentary video with a focus on sustainable development. He has written three book chapters on communication, journalism and the environment and speaks to varied audiences around the world about the power of the Web to foster progress on a finite planet. Revkin lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and two sons. In spare moments, he is a performing songwriter who occasionally backs up Pete Seeger and plays in a twangy roots jam band, Breakneck Ridge.
- Here’s a relevant Revkin post that reveals how Twitter’s name hides its power: “Can 140 Characters Matter?
- Here’s a piece describing a particularly innovative Facebook post: “A Facebook Chat on the Plight of Rare Wildlife – With a Twist.”
- Click here to watch his recent lecture at M.I.T. on what he calls the “Knowosphere” – the fast-growing array of communication portals facilitating the shaping and sharing of good ideas.
SPRING 2014 Class Schedule
Pace University Midtown Center
551 Fifth Avenue (at 45th)
New York, NY
February 13, 2014
Questions? Please contact us at (914) 773-3714 or ContinuingEd@pace.edu