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January 19, 2011                                                                                                            2010-11 Issue 18
CoSIDA distributes "Communications Watch" as an information exchange of links on communications news and information impacting intercollegiate athletic communicators today. We are providing this for continuing education and professional development  purposes for our members and the athletics community at large - as part of CoSIDA's mission to be strategic communicators on behalf of college athletics.
Professional/Career Development
The Incentive Question: What causes people to be willing to share their knowledge with others?

Can social intelligence take PR and communications to the boardroom table?

Have a relationship with the media

CoSIDA's NCAA Convention blog

How to build a social media education program for your company

5 ways to use LinkedIn groups to build influential connections

The value of people over 50

Managing and motivating employees in their twenties
Strategic & Crisis Communications
NCAA Convention Roundup: NCAA VP of Communications Bob Williams encourages strategic approach to communications

Questions every CEO must have about communications and PR in the WikiLeaks era

5 must read reports on the intersection of social media and communications/pr

7 social media lessons from Nestle's Facebook missteps
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 Digital & Social Media
Tweet this, not that: College student-athletes navigate new world of social media

Enterprise social media set to surge

Online news now just behind TV

Hello, social media- meet the NFL playoffs

Infographic: Are we obsessed with Facebook?

Facebook's mobile strategy- it's all about global expansion

Social Media Examiner: Top 10 social media bloggers of 2010
Communications Trends & How To's
AROUND THE (CoSIDA) NATION: Article archives with a new spin, by Jon Cole, The Citadel and CoSIDA New Media/Technology Committee member

Sign of the times: As Portland media shrink, Metro joins a national trend by hiring a reporter to cover itself

Former reporters find jump to PR harder than expected

Former Cal football player's father sues Daily Cal editor in chief

The Newsonomics of tablets replacing newspapers

Public relations predictions for 2011

Do you make these 7 mistakes when you write?

Using 15-minute time blocks toward kick-starting your writing - techniques that communicators should master
CoSIDA Membership News & Information
NCAA President Emmert pledges changes in NCAA Convention speech

New Division III Presidents Council chair sees DIII identity as priority

Nominate NOW for 2011 CoSIDA Special Awards through January 31, 2011

COMMENTARY: Remembering Bob Paul and his Olympic legacy; former CoSIDA President and Hall of Famer Paul passes away at 93

Westwood One and the NCAA announce new multi-year radio rights agreement
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Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these article links and commentares are not necessarily those of the CoSIDA national organization or the CoSIDA Board of Directors. We also cannot verify factual accuracy in these articles as well.