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Lynda.com offers easy ways to learn multimedia skills

By CONNIE FOSSI I was working on a multimedia project for class in Final Cut Pro., the video quality was very poor and I needed to fix it. Lynda.com became the solution of my problem. With just a five-minute video … Continue reading

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Make your professional portfolio stand out

By CONNIE FOSSI If you are looking for a job in the journalism field and want to make a good impression, cuttings.me can help you with this. In this website, journalists, bloggers and even freelance writers can create a professional … Continue reading

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Learn, network, find a job at journalismjobs.com

 By CONNIE FOSSI If you are looking for a job, journalismjobs.com is the right place to start. Users can send their resumes to a variety of companies including newspapers, television networks, public relations agencies, non-profit organizations and government entities, located … Continue reading

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Investigative journalism: A democracy’s demand

By CONNIE M. FOSSI The high operating costs, need for return on investment, and other demands of news organizations has put one of the most valuable elements of journalism, investigative reporting, at serious risk. However, hundreds of news professionals and … Continue reading

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FindLaw.com: Everything you need to know about legal matters

By CONNIE FOSSI Legal issues can be difficult to understand, but the situation gets easier if you access Findlaw.com, a unique and useful resource for journalists and people who are interested in legal matters. This legal-based website offers a variety … Continue reading

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Public records: An invaluable source of information

By  CONNIE FOSSI It is a mistake for journalists to underestimate the information they can acquire from the government public records, especially in the Miami-Dade County Clerk website (http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com), where you only need a full name and a date of … Continue reading

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Zillow.com: The world of real estate data

By CONNIE FOSSI If you think that Zillow.com is only for realtors or future buyers, you are wrong. Real estate issues can be part or even lead news stories and therefore it is important for journalists to be aware of … Continue reading

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Be fabulous with everyday design at fab.com

By CONNIE FOSSI Captain America pet costumes, cupcake-shaped candles, and chairs with Angelina Jolie’s face are just part of the few original designs you can find at Fab.com. From the most trendy outfits to the latest electronics, this website offers … Continue reading

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Citysearch … Explore, discover, recommend

By CONNIE FOSSI If you are in a tourist mood, Citysearch (Citysearch.com) is the right site for you. You only have to choose a city and the website does the rest for you, offering a variety of restaurants, hotels, spas, … Continue reading

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MSN Finance: Money, tips, cars, and more

By CONNIE FOSSI If you think that the economy is a boring subject, MSN Finance (http://money.msn.com/) will prove you wrong. From tips about your career to interesting “how to save money” blogs, this Microsoft-owned website offers to users a variety … Continue reading

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Vote Smart helps citizens in upcoming elections

By CONNIE FOSSI VoteSmart.org is a non-partisan website that was founded by a group of Americans whose main goal is to guide voters to make a “smart” decision when electing a candidate. The idea is to give voters access to … Continue reading

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UN databases: Easy access to issues affecting our world

By CONNIE FOSSI The Web site address is http://www.un.org/en/databases/. From information about the organization to detailed reports, the United Nations’ databases website offers to its users a wide range of possibilities to find factual and unique data about the UN … Continue reading

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PewResearch.org: Useful reporting tool during elections

By CONNIE FOSSI Also known as the “fact tank,” Pew Research and its Web site, pewresearch.com, has become a great source of information for journalists and voters to get their facts straight, especially during election time. This non-partisan web site … Continue reading

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