On Thursday, Ted Kim of the Dallas Morning News (@theotypes) will visit our class to talk about beat blogging and using social media as a journalistic tool. Ted is a staff writer and social media advocate at the leading newspaper in Texas. He’s also national secretary of the Asian American Journalists Association. He has 10 years of daily news media experience and has become the newsroom’s chief social media advocate. For the past three years, Ted has been the driving force behind the newspaper’s Plano Blog, which has been nationally recognized by BeatBlogging.org as a model for the industry to follow. Ted and his colleague Matthew Haag built the Plano Blog into a “mini-newspaper” that includes not only the most up-to-date news, but reader engagement features like the Mystery Photo of the Week.