Category Archives: Emma Reyes

‘Skimm’ the news and have fun at same time

By EMMA REYES As a journalist, I have learned that time is of the essence and, when it comes to getting the latest on breaking news and current events, reading all the news is time consuming. So, for me, finding … Continue reading

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Remember the Milk helps get things done

By EMMA REYES Journalists juggle with a lot of tasks and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with them, from making calls and writing e-mails to different sources, getting to the next location to make an interview and making deadlines. … Continue reading

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Dipity offers free digital timeline tools for stories

By EMMA REYES As I’m working on my journalism career, I’m learning that, in order to write a story, I have to keep my reader engage and interested in what I’m talking about. Photos, videos and graphs are a great … Continue reading

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10 Fast Fingers offers ways to improve your typing

By EMMA REYES Writing a story involves research, sources, and sometimes photos or video, but the most important element for a story involves the skill of the writer’s typing on the keyboard. The writer’s typing speed came from tips or … Continue reading

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Storify can help keep your reader interested

By EMMA REYES Storytelling can sometimes be a little boring if it’s not supported with the right elements and, in journalism, a writer has to keep the reader interested. Putting together a story involves a lot more than just writing. … Continue reading

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Forget a grammar rule? Grammarly is here to help

By EMMA REYES Writing any type of text in these days of automatic spell check and grammar check has become very easy and sometimes lazy for some people to remember simple grammar rules, so when it comes to writing a … Continue reading

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Note-taking just got easier with Soundnote

By EMMA REYES Transcribing notes from an audio recording can be a time-consuming task and going through an entire recording to just find that one important quotation is not any better  – wouldn’t it be great to have a tool … Continue reading

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POPVOX helps journalists find bills before Congress

By EMMA REYES Constituent communications can be challenging information to gather because of the complex language used for bills in Congress and the amount of material each bill has, but POPVOX brings the information clear and at once. POPVOX is … Continue reading

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Help a Reporter Out site finds news sources for reporters

By EMMA REYES It’s that time again – deadline is around the corner and you don’t have enough good sources for your story. You don’t have the time to go out and find the right person for the right comment … Continue reading

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ArcGIS — the tool to map out your story

By EMMA REYES Every journalist wants to write the best story he or she could possibly write and finding new ways of gathering information to enrich news stories got easier with ArcGIS. ArcGIS is a Web-based system that offers large … Continue reading

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Newsbeat – Tracking the top stories on a website

By EMMA REYES Tracking top articles and top sections on a website just got easier for editors and reports. Newsbeat is a new version of Chartbeat’s services that can be helpful for newsrooms. Chartbeat.com is a website that tracks real-time … Continue reading

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Dropbox tools can be useful to journalists

By EMMA REYES When it comes to saving files, photos or videos in a personal computer, there is always a doubt if the file was actually saved or a fear that the file might get lost; this is where Dropbox … Continue reading

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