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Photo blogging showcases visual talents

By ALISON AGUDO Many people have blogs – or at least have started a blog at one point or another – but what about photo blogging? In journalism, images can be equally (if not more) powerful than words themselves and … Continue reading

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Amazon introduces lending feature for Kindle

By ALISON AGUDO Amazon has introduced something new to its Kindle devices – a lending feature that allows users to loan out supported titles once for a period of 14 days. I personally haven’t used a Kindle because I prefer … Continue reading

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Facebook launches page for journalists

By ALISON AGUDO Facebook recently launched a Journalists on Facebook page in an effort to increase the professional presence of journalists on the social media site. Perhaps a result of Facebook competitor Twitter’s success in connecting people professionally, Facebook is … Continue reading

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Social media for public relations and writers

If you know anyone in public relations, you probably know they love social media. Most have Twitter and Facebook accounts that they are constantly plugged into. Looking back to before social media outlets, it’s hard to imagine how PR professionals … Continue reading

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Skype introduces ‘Skype in the classroom’

By ALISON AGUDO It’s likely that at one point or another you have used Skype (or at least heard of Skype) and know that it is a great way to stay connected with people across the globe. Whether you use … Continue reading

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New York Times set to begin digital subscription plan

By ALISON AGUDO On March 28, 2011, The New York Times will be introducing its digital subscription plan that will require frequent readers of the Web site to pay $15 a month for content they previously got for free. This … Continue reading

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Apps for keeping track of your website

If you have your own website and plan to continue using it throughout your career, you’ll probably be curious to know how the website is doing — by that I mean, how many people are viewing it? Who is viewing … Continue reading

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Networking through Media Bistro

In most professions, networking is increasingly becoming a critical factor to success (think: Twitter). While it may be cliché to say, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” denying the truth in that statement might set you back. … Continue reading

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UM School of Communication debuts on Twitter

I am relatively new to Twitter so I’m still working out the “language” and trying to comprehend how writing grammatically incorrect is a “good” thing … but besides that, Twitter seems to be a pretty handy tool and from what … Continue reading

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Refreshing your writing skills online

While in school, either undergraduate or graduate level, we are exposed to an array of opportunities and learning experiences through the classes we take, either required or elective. Unfortunately, students in college are not being taught the basics but rather … Continue reading

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Stuff that journalists like

Journalists come from all walks of life and no two stories are identical. We all have our own reasons for wanting to be journalists and for the most part we all have a picture in our mind of where we’d … Continue reading

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New York Times adds Recommendation feature

The concept is not new — based on what you click on, read, review or share, certain websites have the ability to store that information and base recommendations for you on it. What is new is that this week The … Continue reading

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Gmail offers desktop notification feature

While many people find the constant nagging of e-mails, text messages and chats overbearing at times, there’s no denying that if you’re a journalist, being reachable is crucial. Whether it’s your boss, a source, or an editor that is trying … Continue reading

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Is there a future for Wikipedia in journalism?

Throughout my academic and professional career, information gathering has been a critical part of everything I do. As students, we’re often told early on in any assignment that Wikipedia is not considered a valid source. As journalists, citing Wikipedia is … Continue reading

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