Jen Reeves started out working in traditional broadcast journalism and transitioned into the digital sphere. Currently, she is a manager of social media strategy and training at AARP, one of the largest advocacy organizations for seniors in the country.
“We talk about everything from sex to important legal and lawmaking issues,” said Reeves about the mission of AARP.
AARP isn’t exactly the type of organization that springs to mind when talking about social media or digital storytelling, but Reeves said online communication doesn’t have an age limit.
“I find that to really understand social media is to have an ability to talk about something that matters to you,” said Reeves.
Reeves said she started getting interested in social media in 2005 because her daughter was born with one hand. She wanted to find other parents and people who had a similar disability. Eventually, she started an online community for people dealing with these issues called Born Just Right and turned her interest in digital communication into a career.
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