Crimson expands to social media




As journalism expands to social media platforms, the Crimson joins Instagram and Twitter!
To spread the Crimson news to a broader audience, we have become active in social media to present news and information in a quick and fun way. Social media spreads information faster than any other media.

Vita Education shares that “over 50% of people learn about breaking news in social media. 65% of traditional media reporters and editors use sites for story research, and 52% use Twitter.” Providing news through social media allows its users to quickly access information on the go, clearly making it much more appealing to utilize than other sources.

According to Pew Research Center, “Twitter and Instagram are regular news sources for 13% and 11% of Americans, respectively.” As social media continues to heavily influence younger generations, it is important to present our news in the most efficient ways.

Be sure to follow the accounts as listed to the right for more news and exciting updates. The Instagram is run by sophomores Charlotte Zaun, Mei Salemi, and Ava Highland.
The twitter account is managed by senior Shane Rich, who also hosts a podcast accompanied by junior Matt Lesnik.
The podcast discusses sports, pop culture, and “all-things Bernards High School.” It includes special guests ranging from classmates, athletes, and teachers.”

Rich and Lesnik began their podcast at the end of 2020. Their first podcast was released on December 22, 2020. Their first guest was Dr. Neigel as they interviewed him to discuss Bernard’s decision to go all virtual prior to winter break. They also questioned Dr. Neigel on the plan going forward during the unprecedented year. In addition to those issues, this podcast also discussed Virginia Basketball and Fantasy Football.

Rich and Lesnik currently have three released podcasts, available on spotify, and plan to release more during this year. The first podcast is titled “Dr. Neigel: Virginia Basketball, Fantasy Football, and Bernards going all-virtual ahead of Break”. Rich and Lesnik titled their second podcast “championship Sunday Recap” as they unfold the recent games, plays, and everything in between of the day. On the most recent podcast, titled “NBA All-Star Draft”, the two choose all-stars from each conference, both representing their own teams. Each podcast is about forty minutes full of information and commentary.