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Twitter can make difference in journalist’s career

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS I never realized how much Tweeting can impact your journalism career until I experienced it first hand – on Black Friday. As everyone was talking over turkey, cornbread and mashed potatoes with family and friends, I … Continue reading

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Rules change for journalists as social media evolves

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Browsing through the Internet this afternoon, I came across a very interesting article discussing the relationship between social media and journalists. The article titled “Social Media Etiquette for Journalists: The Rules Have Changed,” drove home a very important … Continue reading

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Bitly.com offers easy ways to manage hyperlinks

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS In the past, people had to save their hyperlinks on a Word document, Excel spreadsheet or with e-mail. But now with technology continuously evolving and advancing, organizing your links is easy – especially with Bitly.com. Bitly.com allows … Continue reading

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Harvard study reveals young voters aren’t involved

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS With the 2012 presidential election just days away, I decided I was browse through the Internet and see what was buzzing in the media about early voting, voter turnout, absentee ballots and last-minute campaigning by President … Continue reading

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United Nations releases report addressing Internet surveillance

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS As I was browsing through the Internet this afternoon, I came across an article that explains why the United Nations wants to crack down on Internet surveillance. Apparently terrorists are using social networks and open networks that … Continue reading

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Law enforcement an exception to public records openness

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS For my latest assignment in News Reporting and the Internet, I picked a candidate for local office and checked his background through a list of online resources and databases. At first I thought to myself, “This … Continue reading

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Social media should not diminish the value of journalism

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Since the beginning of its existence, the Internet has been infamous for giving its users what they want – news, shopping, recipes, gossip and social media – in an instant. Journalists have also taken advantage of … Continue reading

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Cuttings.me provides new option for journalists to display work

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Before digital technology became prominent, journalists would maintain a portfolio they created themselves with their clips pasted on pages along with a resume and a cover letter, all in a binder or folder. Today, things are … Continue reading

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Project Vote strives to empower youthful voters

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Every four years, many Americans look forward to election season because they get to exercise their right to vote. The Republican and Democrat national conventions, advertisements, commercials, presidential debates, and candidate signs on lawns are constantly … Continue reading

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Journalist’s toolbox, a hidden SPJ treasure

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS There have been many times when I have wondered why there is no “database” for journalists. When I have been struggling thinking of questions to ask before an interview or on deadline but experiencing writer’s block, … Continue reading

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Reporting center keeps in-depth journalism alive

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Browsing through Google Blogs this morning, I came across a very interesting non-profit organization, the Center for Investigative Reporting. Founded in 1977, the CIR is the oldest non-profit investigative reporting organization around. It doesn’t just “repost news” … Continue reading

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Become a multimedia journalist with five iPhone apps

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS For most people the iPhone is a luxury, but for journalists – it’s a necessity. Not only does it have a high-definition camera and video camera, it has applications that turn a dull reporter into a multi-platform … Continue reading

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NewsBusters exposes bias in the media

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Browsing through the web this morning, I came across an article in New York Magazine. David Chalian, Yahoo’s Washington bureau chief, was fired for saying Mitt Romney doesn’t care about black people. According to the article, Chalian … Continue reading

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