LP Paranormal’s Leslie Mombourquette Gives Insight About Her Group


Photo Courtesy of Leslie Mombourquette

Leslie Mombourquette is part of a paranormal investigation group, started with her husband, James Mombourquette. They have been visiting places around America for three years and have been put on the paranormal societies website. Watch the slideshow to learn more about Leslie Mombourquette.


Towson Alumni & Current Staff Talks About His Favorite Moment At Towson


Ira Friedman serving food to current Towson Students at Newell Dining Hall. (Photo by: Julio Gonzalez/TU Student)

Ira Friedman, a graduate from Towson University and current worker at Newell Dining Hall at Towson University gives insight on his job. He also recalls his favorite memory when he attended Towson.

Towson University Hosts The Great Pumpkin Smash

Students participate in smashing pumpkins for midterms in order to relieve stress.

One by one students line up to smash their pumpkins for midterms. (Photo by Julio Gonzalez)

One by one students line up to smash their pumpkins for midterms.
(Photo by Julio Gonzalez/TU Student)

Towson’s presidential ambassadors, through their Gold & Black Giving Back Campaign, hosted The Great Pumpkin Smash where students were welcomed to smash pumpkins in order to rid themselves of the stress of midterms.

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Editor-in-Chief Pieter Bickford for What’s NXT tells why social media is important in Journalism

(Photo courtesy of Pieter Bickford)

(Photo courtesy of Pieter Bickford)

Pieter Bickford is the Editor-in-Chief for What’s NXT. An online media publication with monthly print publications distributed through local business locations in Hagerstown, Maryland. Before What’s NXT, Bickford was Assistant News Director and Anchor for WHAG-TV, an NBC-affiliated television station in Hagerstown, MD for 8 years. He graduated at Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993 and has been working as Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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How to Use Twitter in Media Relations

In the article “How to Use Twitter in Media Relations”, Sally Falkow’s starts off with how the internet has changed media in general.A study done in 2015 by Cision Social Journalism, only 6% of PR pros still write a press release on put it on the wire. Journalist are becoming very active in social media and mainly in Twitter. Falkow says 75% of Journalist use Twitter to build their own brand. It is an opportunity to connect with them online and see what they are writing about or looking for.

Twitter is a way to help create a story and target an audience that they would otherwise be unable to target. Twitter is a way to find sources and connect journalist with unique sources. As well as self promotion for businesses that have integrated social media with their marketing strategies.

The article explains how to connect with journalist via Twitter by making a list of journalist to follow as well as how to look for their twitter handle and pitching via Twitter which can make a connection to journalist that they are trying to reach.

The article is very helpful for those that are first starting out in journalism and need steps to connect with certain people. Not only does the article explain why being on Twitter is important, but how it can help forward someone’s career in the future. Falkow provides very insightful information on how Twitter is integrated in many different fields, including marketing, business, and public relations which all can be connected through Twitter in reaching an audience. For someone looking into making a professional Twitter for Journalism, referring to the article would be very helpful.


Who is Julio Gonzalez?

I am Julio Gonzalez! I attend Towson University and major in Electronic Media & Film with a minor in Mass Communications. Here I share some stories that I work on and develop my skills in networking/journalism in order to better my skills for the future. Seeing as how the the profession changes constantly, it is always good to try to work on new skills in order to better be suited for future jobs that you may have.