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New York Times: Combining print journalism with multimedia

By ALEX FRUIN Thousands of people across the country find their breaking news on The New York Times’ Web site, which is perhaps the most resourceful American newspaper site around. While I’m one of the masses who frequent the site, … Continue reading

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Yelp offers more than the average review Web site

By ALEX FRUIN While a number of students have mentioned in class and class assignments different resources we use for finding great restaurants and hotspots, none of us have profiled Yelp. Comprised of real reviews from real people, Yelp allows … Continue reading

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Law for dummies: A necessary source for journalists

By ALEX FRUIN Whether you’re covering a murder case, a Ponzi scheme, or even a seemingly simple town hall meeting, if you’re a journalist, you’re going to come in contact with the law. Though a number of courses that deal … Continue reading

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GlobalPost: Jobs abroad and international news

By ALEX FRUIN Journalists who aspire to report internationally no longer have to wait for years to get their global debut. While newspapers, television networks and other multimedia outlets have international correspondents across the world, they’re also becoming increasingly reliant … Continue reading

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A multimedia solution that anyone can use

By ALEX FRUIN As a student in the School of Communication, I feel as though it’s four times a day I hear about the need to be well-rounded and experienced at just about everything in order to find a job upon graduation. … Continue reading

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With BLS Web site, American economics just got easier

By ALEX FRUIN Ec·o·nom·ics — noun: one of the only words in the English language that makes more journalism students shudder than the word “mathematics.” At some point or another, almost every journalism student has been guilty of saying “But … Continue reading

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MyFlorida.com: Your answer to all things state-related

By ALEX FRUIN It happens all the time to journalists — their interest is peaked with the desire to research a story—and then they quickly find themselves in front of the computer, unable to think about where to even begin their … Continue reading

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The latest local political news all in one place

By ALEX FRUIN Each time I return home during breaks from college, I find that I am disappointed in myself for not staying up to date on the politics of my hometown. Even those students who are from Florida may … Continue reading

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Looking for a journalism internship?

By ALEX FRUIN It’s that time of year again. Since it’s only October, it’s hard to believe that companies are already scouting for interns (or, for those of us who are college seniors and beyond, new employees), but the truth … Continue reading

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Google’s answer to photo uploads

By ALEX FRUIN As much as people (and competing companies) don’t want to admit it — Google is a powerhouse organization that is rivaled by only a few strong search engines like Yahoo! and its affiliates. While most Internet users … Continue reading

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Public records at your fingertips

By ALEX FRUIN Ever since our generation can remember, just about every bit of information could be at our fingertips in a matter of seconds thanks to personal computers. Our reports on Google proved this point further — there’s really … Continue reading

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A quicker way to learn top news

By ALEX FRUIN I like the news: reading it in the paper, watching it on television, hearing it on the radio; for me, you just can’t go wrong with news. Ideally, I would wake up each morning with endless amounts … Continue reading

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The place to begin your international research

By ALEX FRUIN While some people are surprised by the fact that the School of Communication requires its students to complete a second major, most graduates seem quite glad that they had the opportunity to find another passion besides journalism. … Continue reading

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WHO do you turn to for health data?

By ALEX FRUIN During my semester studying abroad last fall, I became interested in the different patterns of international diseases. When I returned home with my new interest, I realized that it was difficult to find a reliable source when … Continue reading

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