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André Natta
Attended Savannah College of Art and Design
Lives in Birmingham, AL
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We still have questions, though a few were answered by +Hillary Clinton during her appearance at #NABJNAHJ16  today. What other questions might you have for her? We're going to update this piece for +The Poynter Institute 
Today, Hillary Clinton is speaking to a room full of Black and Latinx journalists in Washington, D.C. Clinton’s session will be important no matter what she says, but she could decide to make…
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Alabama Power received schematic design approval of plans for the park and plaza surrounding its Powell Avenue Steam Plant from Birmingham’s Design Review Committee on Wednesday morning, allowing for permits to be secured and work to begin. It's a pretty cool project, especially after looking at the labeled plans included in this piece. #landscape   #park   #placemaking   #bham  
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This post has been at top of mind these past two days. We're on a lot more than we used to be -- is it a good thing?
We are living a future predicted by a short-lived, mid-80s, cultural phenomenon. It's scary, but it also means we know we have the opportunity to think about how to keep ourselves from living it ex...
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I had questions that aren't being asked (or aren't being considered) about what's going on at UAB; then I remembered I had a place to post them for others to start thinking about them too:
Much of the past few months have been spent looking at emotions while not necessarily asking necessary questions out loud. Here are a few that seem to be bugging Andre Natta; maybe you have some ot...
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The situation involving UAB discontinuing football has been focused on, well, football. There hasn't been a lot of talk about what the founding president would've potentially thought -- until now. Taking a closer look at Joseph Volker was a wise move indeed. #uab   #freeuab   #football   #collegefootball   #ncaafootball  
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I've spent the last few weeks doing some quiet digging into all things UAB athletics -- and college athletics in general. The result is the foundation for a presentation that starts to look at how the mob mentality plays into getting the story right or just getting a story. In many respects, the future of #bham  hangs in the balance.
The first of what may end up being several stories about this points out some issues that need to be considered when looking at the Carr Report and the decision in its entirety.
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Tonight's deep thought: Google+ Hangouts are the manifestation of the old Budweiser "Wassup!" commercials. Discuss.
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I know one more voice added to the conversation helps, but there's always a fear. Here's how I responded to this year's #Tomorrow15  prompt. Feel free to share what comes to mind for you:
It is National Suicide Prevention Week, and today (Thursday) is World Suicide Prevention Day. I decided to take part in the online conversation by responding to To Write Love On Her Arms’s pr…
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Also, since it's been a while since I've been on here, I've done a couple of appearances on podcasts. The most recent one was yesterday, as part of a new series being done at Samford University. I talked about yesterday's New York Times's interactive about post-Katrina New Orleans.

Check it out, share it if you like it, and let me know of any names of folks who may be interested in being a guest as well. #journalism  
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I've had some thoughts on this whole livestreaming app battle since the murmurs started. I'm still trying to figure out a good way to use Hangouts, but it's possible to do similar stuff while leveraging the YouTube search platform. Let me know what you think: #Meerkat   #Periscope  
I'm not really sure if these new live streaming apps are transformative or if they're informative and influential in terms of how the existing ones will evolve over time.
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If you're told you're not getting something, it doesn't mean they aren't trying to do it anyway. Sometimes it's the only way. #freeuab   #uab   #uabfootball   #bham   #collegefootball  
A look back at a 2013 University of Alabama System Board of Trustees vote (and a committee vote the day before) begins to raise questions about long-standing beliefs about the board and its treatme...
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Today I presented an overview of my findings after spending the last few weeks researching several angles of this UAB athletics announcement to the Alabama chapter of PRSA. Here's the resulting slide deck. #bham   #freeuab   #UAB   #uabpresidentraywatts   #uabfootball  
A presentation dissecting the announcement by UAB to discontinue football, bowling, and rifle in early December 2014 with an emphasis on the PR plan and the resulting crisis management. Presented to the Alabama chapter of the Public Relations Society of America on January 13, 2015.
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Writer, Strategist, Urban Conversationalist
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Birmingham, AL
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Bronx, NY - Savannah, GA
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An urban conversationalist always looking for the next adventure - and a baseball game!
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I serve as the managing editor of The Terminal, a weekday online publication focused on Birmingham, AL. I've also worked as a digital communications consultant focusing on social media and urban revitalization (yes, they can go hand in hand) and write about it at Urban Conversations

I maintain a personal blog, Dre's Ramblings, about living life in the Southeast as a Northerner and occasionally opining about practical uses of social media in everyday life.
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  • Savannah College of Art and Design
    Architectural History
  • Mt. St. Michael Academy
  • St. John's University
    AP Art classes
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