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University fires $100k/year social media director for lying on resume

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WolvEagle, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member


    Turns out that the University of Michigan's social media director, who pulled $100,000 a year (seriously), resigned because she lied on her resume - she said she graduated from college; she didn't - she was one incomplete away.

    Well, she and her ex-husband are in a bitter custody dispute - he can't see their son - so he turned her in for her lie.

    She also was a reporter at The Ann Arbor News and its successor, annarbor.com.

    She's getting barbecued in the readers' comments - and the Reddit comments are very, very interesting.

    Bottom line - don't lie!
  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Where is the info about her husband, etc.?
  4. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Here's the Michigan Daily story:


    Here's the Reddit link (citizenthrowawayx is her ex-husband):


    Here's her resume and proof she didn't graduate:

  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Now the wife has weighed in. Jesus.
  6. Seems like both her and her ex-husband are trainwrecks. Also, why is everyone who attended college but didn't get a degree is a just a class short of graduating?
  7. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    One hundred THOUSAND dollars?
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This does not end well.
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Given the relative importance of social media to its target clientele - and as a student recruiting tool - $100K for the director's position at a prestigious school this size doesn't seem out of line.

    That said, this doesn't make the news if the job pays $42.5.
  10. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Wonder how many people will apply for this? A U-M spokesman said that it will be posted.

    $100k a year for tweeting? Seriously?
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    The job seems to require more than tweeting.

  12. Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+. Plus keeping tabs on different social media accounts departments set up.
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