Category Archives: Nicky Diaz

Learning how to properly use the Internet

Before August, I mainly used the Internet for entertainment. I would spend hours on Tumblr, browse through my news feed on Facebook, and update my followers on Twitter about my whereabouts. Although I still waste time on social media, over … Continue reading

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Application helps journalists get through writer’s block

By NICKY DIAZ Lately, I’ve made way too many purchases on iTunes – mainly because I have found several apps that have made my life as a journalist a whole lot easier. Most recently I found Writing Prompts by Writing.Com. … Continue reading

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App allows journalists to upload edited videos to social media

By NICKY DIAZ Through some research, I found yet another app this week that could prove to be useful for journalists. While I was covering Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to UM last week, I took a few pictures … Continue reading

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Hindenburg recorder simplifies reporting process for journalists

By NICKY DIAZ Lately I’ve been looking for a good app with which to record interviews. Although the standard recording app on my iPhone usually does the trick, I felt like I could use something more. And I was right. … Continue reading

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App offers useful tips, solutions for journalists

By NICKY DIAZ This week, I was assigned a story at the last minute for our school newspaper, The Miami Hurricane. In the middle of midterms, work and classes, I conducted interviews and transcribed them. But when I sat down … Continue reading

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Twitter shouldn’t be main source for election information

By NICKY DIAZ Throughout this election season, I’ve flip-flopped from site to site to find legitimate and trustworthy reporting that will keep me updated with the latest happenings between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney. Recently, I spoke … Continue reading

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Portfolios serves as tool for journalists organizing their work

By NICKY DIAZ As a journalist, I know how stressful it can be to gather up clips before an interview. Most of the time, it’s honestly a mission to find which articles I want to use. But, of course, the … Continue reading

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Crooks and Liars paves way for political vlogs

By NICKY DIAZ John Amato has an impressive resume. Not only is he the co-author of a best-selling book, but he is also a professional musician who has played with Ringo Starr, Duran Duran, The Goo Goo Dolls and Eddie … Continue reading

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Poll shows American public trusts news media less

By NICKY DIAZ Seems like most of the U.S. isn’t on good terms with the news media nowadays. According to a new poll by Gallup, 60 percent of Americans have little to no trust in the media – TV, newspapers, … Continue reading

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Media Matters for America analyzes news media’s claims

By NICKY DIAZ During this year’s debates, political conventions and speeches, there are bound to be a few questionable “facts” thrown out there by both parties. So how are journalists and their audiences supposed to distinguish the facts from the … Continue reading

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Mediaite serves as a hub for journalists

By NICKY DIAZ It seems like “Good Morning America” legal analyst Dan Abrams can do it all. Not only is he a substitute anchor for the network in addition to his responsibilities as legal analyst, but he is also a … Continue reading

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LOOKBOOK.nu creates forum for fashion lovers

By NICKY DIAZ Many fashion lovers and critics browse the Internet to keep up with the latest trends, find inspiration for a new look or search for their favorite pair of Jeffrey Campbells. But what if there was a site … Continue reading

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Obama utilizes Reddit as forum as it grows in popularity

By NICKY DIAZ Reddit has slowly become a major news source for many Internet users. The social news website was founded in 2005, but only recently became popular. The site allows users to submit their own content or links to … Continue reading

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