Category Archives: Rebecca Lattanzio

Should Times have blown cover on anti-terror operation?

By REBECCA LATTANZIO Any journalist or aspiring journalist out there would argue that the public has a “right to know.” Ideally, it is what drives the journalism profession. This sense of duty to keep the public informed and act as … Continue reading

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GuideStar offers free information on nonprofit organizations

By REBECCA LATTANZIO At the base of the journalism process is research. It’s that necessary evil that takes a story from good to great or more importantly, from inaccurate to accurate. Research of finances is often a great place to … Continue reading

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Royalty-free music available at JewelBeat

By REBECCA LATTANZIO As students, we are constantly searching for images or music to use for our stories and multimedia projects that are in the public domain. We are always encouraged to create our own images or sound content, but … Continue reading

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WolframAlpha: a new type of search engine

By REBECCA LATTANZIO If you watch the video on WolframAlpha’s “About” page you will instantly learn that the site is not a search engine, but what they call a “computational knowledge engine.” I stumbled across WolframAlpha this week and found … Continue reading

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Learning new tools: A look into Flash and InDesign

By REBECCA LATTANZIO With journalism ever changing and becoming more and more competitive, every aspiring journalist must have an edge. One of my first professors at UM told the story of how her son, a journalism major, came out of … Continue reading

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Palm Beach Post offers interactive tools for readers

By REBECCA LATTANZIO With the shrinking market of print journalism, newspapers have turned to making their websites the new face of their product. Some newspapers, however, do this better than others. As a resident of Palm Beach County for 15 … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks sparks different reactions from journalists

By REBECCA LATTANZIO WikiLeaks has been making headlines for months now, angering wartime officials and CIA officers time and time again. Whether you despise the mission of WikiLeaks or agree with its head, Julian Assange, that it is a public … Continue reading

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Israeli journalist’s political plans cause controversy

By REBECCA LATTANZIO In America, we make it pretty clear that journalists are supposed to keep their views on politics out of the media. Commentators and shows like Fox’s Bill O’Reilly are a different monster all together and often blur … Continue reading

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Looking for the best blogs?

By REBECCA LATTANZIO Journalists have been forced to approach their coverage in new ways as technology grows and the Web expands. Sources can be found from distribution lists or social websites, facts can be checked on online databases, and now … Continue reading

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Skype: The new favorite tool of journalists

By REBECCA LATTANZIO Skype has emerged as one of the trendiest new tools for journalists, especially journalism students. The application started for most people, including myself, as a fun and different way to keep in touch with friends that were … Continue reading

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Google ‘New’ helps users keep track of updates

By REBECCA LATTANZIO Google News, Google Trends and Google Maps are just a few of the tools provided by the company that seems to be taking over the internet. We spoke about some of these in class in detail, but … Continue reading

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NYU online resources site helps student journalists

By REBECCA LATTANZIO As a student at UM, I tend to stay away from other schools’ websites or databases even though they might have very useful information. Well, I found the perfect example of limiting my research to UM sources … Continue reading

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‘Trendy topics’ have become a trend

By REBECCA LATTANZIO We recently had a discussion in class about Google Trends, a service that allows you to search the Web for popular topics and read in great detail about them. This got me thinking, do other sites carry … Continue reading

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Stepping out of the journalism box …

By REBECCA LATTANZIO As journalism students, we have had to sit through plenty of classes that teach us the basics of writing. “Do this, don’t do that,” that’s pretty much what we hear. Rules. Searching through the web, I stumbled … Continue reading

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