Monthly Archives: November 2012 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. became the solution of my problem. With just a five-minute video … Continue reading

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Journalists sure aren’t in Kansas anymore

By MELISSA CASTILLO A recent post by colleague Andres Correa tells about the positive aspect in allowing journalists to enter war zones and the passage this has opened in social media for journalists to report explosions the moment they occur. … Continue reading

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Smart phone now a necessary tool for journalists

By NICHOLAS MOORE Something tells me it is only a matter of a couple years before cell phones that aren’t smart phones will be obsolete — I honestly think this is almost true within journalism today. My girlfriend just found … Continue reading

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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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The Onion offers satirical take on world events

By NICHOLAS MOORE For someone not familiar with the satirical genius that is “The Onion,” a quick glance at its website will not look like anything out of the ordinary. However, a further look into the headlines like “Nation’s Moms … Continue reading

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Social media opens conflict in Gaza to world

By ANDRES CORREA The common theme of this blog is the impressive pace in which everything seems to be advancing in the world of journalism. This is due to a daily avalanche of new online resources and innovations, specifically in … Continue reading

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Twitter can make difference in journalist’s career

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS I never realized how much Tweeting can impact your journalism career until I experienced it first hand – on Black Friday. As everyone was talking over turkey, cornbread and mashed potatoes with family and friends, I … Continue reading

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How much do newsrooms focus business model on innovation?

By SAIRA SUMBAL Let’s say you’re the president of a newspaper organization that was one of the newspapers that survived going digital. In the recent years, you have firsthand seen newspapers go out of business because they didn’t change their … Continue reading

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Independent journalist offers tips, guides, links

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ Robert Niles, who among other things, won the Online News Association’s 2001 award in the Online Service Journalism category for independent journalists, maintains a website with very useful links or journalists conducting online research. With categories ranging … Continue reading

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Israel, Hamas take their latest conflict online

By: MELISSA CASTILLO Battlegrounds became virtual with the Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas militants when they exchanged heated tweets in order to sway public perception. It was on Wednesday of last week that Israeli defenses announced a “widespread campaign on … 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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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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CareZone offers health-related social media site

By RACHEL JANOSEC Social media have officially taken over and everyone seems to be aware of this. Social media should be about just connecting with loved ones and friends from the past and seeing what your friends are up too, … 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, can help you with this. In this website, journalists, bloggers and even freelance writers can create a professional … Continue reading

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