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Melony Roy

roy melony 300 Melony RoyMelony Roy is the Social Media editor for KYW Newsradio 1060, supervising the station’s Twitter, Facebook, and other interactive media efforts, as well as reporting social media trends on-air.

She joined the station in October 2005 as a desk assistant, where she worked behind the scenes on story production, including as producer for a one-on-one interview with presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Melony is also the executive producer of hearPHILLY.com, an online radio station dedicated to fun in the city.

A native of Camden, NJ, Melony received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Seton Hall University.  She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

Melony is a pop culture enthusiast who in her spare time enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, live music, and watching TV. She resides in the Philadelphia area.

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Report Says Facebook Meeting With News Companies About Hosting Their Content On The Social Network

Facebook is trying to partner with media outlets to place their pages inside the social network’s app but is it a win/win for both sides?

03/28/2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduces a new messenger platform at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON        (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook Announces Major Changes To Messenger App

The social networking giant has announced Messenger is becoming a massive communications hub where users will be able to do much more than chat with others.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Instagram's blog announced the new "Layout" feature.)

Instagram Adding Collage Feature To Its Photo-Posting App

With “Layout,” Instagram users will be able to build collages using photos from their camera roll, which they can then share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(Following his online tweet, US senator Ted Cruz made a live announcement of his run for the presidency at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.    Photo by Paul J. Richards/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Leads Presidential Pack in Use of Social Media To Announce Candidacy

US senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was the first to formally announce his presidential run. And instead of a ballroom and podium, he opted for another platform: Twitter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

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ISIS and Social Media Report Examined At SXSW

Authors Jonathan Morgan and Jim Berger analyzed a sample of 20,000 ISIS supporting Twitter accounts and found that even though ISIS has only been active under that name for less than 2 years, it has an extremely active and connected group on Twitter.

03/18/2015

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KYW at SXSW: Anonymous App ‘Yik Yak’ Addressing Cyberbullying Concerns

Today, at the SXSW Interactive Conference, in Austin, Tex., the cofounders of Yik Yak took the stage to defend the service against criticisms that it enabled cyberbullying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Facebook Diversity Director Discusses Movement To Diversify Tech At SXSW

Maxine Williams says diversity has become a top priority at Facebook.

03/17/2015

Biobots team (credit: Melony Roy)

Philadelphia Company Named “Most Innovative” At South By Southwest Pitch Competition

Biobots didn’t win top honors, but they did not go home empty-handed.

03/16/2015

Danny Cabrera & Riccardo Solorzano (credit: Melony Roy)

Philadelphia Startup Competes For Funding At South By Southwest Conference In Texas

More than 500 startups applied, but only 48 were chosen for South by Southwest’s annual two-day pitch competition. One of the finalists is a 3D bioprinter company BioBots.

03/15/2015

Rapper Chill Moody, David Silver (Rec Philly) & musician Milton. (credit: Melony Roy)

Free Party At Temple University To Feature Some Philly Music Acts Before They Head To SXSW

If you can’t make it to Austin this year for the annual South by Southwest music, entertainment and technology conference, tonight there’s a free pre-party at Temple University featuring some of the acts from the ALL Philly music showcase before they head southwest.

03/14/2015

SXSW 2014 File Photo (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

Local Tech Companies, Musicians, Filmmakers Ready For Highly Anticipated SXSW

The annual event not only attracts people from all over the world, but also from here in Philadelphia.

03/13/2015

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Facebook ‘Feeling Fat’ No More; Emoji Discontinued After Online Backlash

Some Facebook users, not feeling the “feeling fat” emoji, created an online petition asking the social network to remove the emoticon because “fat is not a feeling”.

03/11/2015

(The Facebook page created for the birthday of officer Robert Wilson III's son.)

Facebook Community Tries To Brighten Birthday a Bit For Son of Slain Philadelphia Cop

Quahmier Wilson turned ten years old today, just four days after the death of his father during a shootout with robbers at a North Philadelphia video game store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

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Facebook Introduces New Feature To Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook has teamed up with a number of suicide prevention organizations in hopes of helping people online prevent their friends from committing suicide.

02/28/2015

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Series Of Classes Guaranteed To Shake Things Up Begin This Weekend

The first in a series of four events called “Shake it Up Saturdays” begins this weekend at The Market and Shops at Comcast Center.

02/27/2015

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