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Google Analytics provides statistics on website visits

By BOLTON LANCASTER While print circulations decline, online publications are becoming more important to news companies and independents journalists. Advertisements have allowed different journalistic sites to make a profit based on the number of people who visit the site. However, … Continue reading

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Kickstarter helps journalists fund reporting projects

By BOLTON LANCASTER One of the problems that people run into when they are trying to work on a creative project is that they often do not have the necessary funding to start. The website Kickstarter helps with this problem … Continue reading

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Alternative press less affected by print sales decline

By BOLTON LANCASTER In an era of declining newspaper circulation, one of the areas that has not been as heavily affected is the alternative press such as The Village Voice in New York and the Miami New Times in Miami. One … Continue reading

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dotSUB allows visual journalists to share work

By BOLTON LANCASTER Although the Internet serves as an effective medium for visual journalists to distribute their work with the rest of the world, a common obstacle that many run into is allowing for viewers of different languages to understand … Continue reading

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YouTube allows video journalists to distribute their work

By BOLTON LANCASTER Back in the 1960s, the French New Wave inspired a generation of young filmmakers to take video cameras, go outside, and shoot film. Cameras were becoming smaller and easier to handle as these film revolutionaries started moving … Continue reading

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GovTrack.us useful for voters and journalists

By BOLTON LANCASTER In the midst of the 2012 Congressional elections, many potential voters are looking to find out more about the politicians that represent them. Political stories are popular in the news as incumbents attempt to defend their seats … Continue reading

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NewsPageDesigner allows designers to share work online

By BOLTON LANCASTER In a time where newspaper circulations are dwindling, journalists are being asked to perform duties that include more than just reporting and writing. They are often asked to edit, develop multimedia components, be efficient with online publishing, … Continue reading

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FEC Web site helps journalists track campaign contributions

By BOLTON LANCASTER As the presidential election is nearing, there are a plethora of journalism stories focusing on the candidates and their campaigns. The presidential trail costs millions of dollars to travel down and it is often essential to find … Continue reading

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Park Service provides writers with valuable information

By BOLTON LANCASTER National parks are some of the most popular vacation destinations for Americans and international travelers alike. This demand often leads to a large number of stories written on national parks and monuments to both inform the public … Continue reading

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U.S. News & World Report offers wide range of rankings

By BOLTON LANCASTER People have to make decisions, and people always want the best. What is the best school to graduate from? Where is the best hospital to be treated at? Unfortunately, these questions can be difficult to answer without … Continue reading

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Google Translate helps journalists in a globalizing world

By BOLTON LANCASTER In today’s world, news spreads throughout the Internet in a matter of seconds. American news corporations immediately gobbled up news posted from Syria about the rebellion while countries across the globe eagerly waited to hear news about … Continue reading

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Snopes.com: Sorting out fact from fiction

By BOLTON LANCASTER Nearly everyone has heard the rumor that Coca-Cola used to put cocaine in their beverages to make them more addictive. But is there any truth behind these claims? According to the website snopes.com, the rumor is at … Continue reading

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Pew Center provides poll information for election season

By BOLTON LANCASTER Public opinion polls seem to receive the most national attention when the country is preparing for or in the midst of a presidential election, and the lead-up to November 2012 is no exception. The Pew Research Center … Continue reading

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