Tag Archives: Applications

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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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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Application helps journalists get through writer’s block

By NICKY DIAZ Lately, I’ve made way too many purchases on iTunes – mainly because I have found several apps that have made my life as a journalist a whole lot easier. Most recently I found Writing Prompts by Writing.Com. … Continue reading

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Run out of ideas? There’s an app for that

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ As a joint degree student from the law school, the first lesson I learned when I joined the communication school was that the kind of writing journalists do is completely different from the writing lawyers do. Among … Continue reading

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App allows journalists to upload edited videos to social media

By NICKY DIAZ Through some research, I found yet another app this week that could prove to be useful for journalists. While I was covering Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to UM last week, I took a few pictures … Continue reading

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VoterHub gives latest nonpartisan election news

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ With the elections coming up, I have tried to keep myself informed of what is going on each day. But my issue is that every time I watch the news I get about the elections, whether from … Continue reading

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App offers useful tips, solutions for journalists

By NICKY DIAZ This week, I was assigned a story at the last minute for our school newspaper, The Miami Hurricane. In the middle of midterms, work and classes, I conducted interviews and transcribed them. But when I sat down … Continue reading

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Facebook to focus more on mobile rather than desktop

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ Nowadays, owning a smartphone is invaluable. For journalists, it gives them the opportunity to stay connected to emails to send documents, social media to find out about the latest breaking news, and to record important information such … Continue reading

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Has the Digital Age given more women a voice?

By SAIRA SUMBAL “Do not fear failure. Do not let negative experiences – and there are always plenty – get in your way. In your life, many things – especially the biggest heartbreaks – will only make sense as you … Continue reading

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Google Drive pioneers online cloud software

By NICHOLAS MOORE Online cloud services have increased in popularity within the last couple years as the internet becomes larger and holds more data. Students and professionals alike have grown accustom to using services such as Google Documents and Dropbox … 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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Free Tableau software creates interactive data visualisations

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ While browsing the Internet for data heavy stories, journalism students are sure to run into the Guardian’s Datablog, where everything from the U.S. debt to infant mortality rates is being analyzed. The detail oriented students will soon realize … Continue reading

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Apple struggles with new map app, competitor Google

By RACHEL JANOSEC For journalists on the go, map apps are highly dependable to get from place to place, especially when reporting a story on a deadline. Journalists who are Apple users became frustrated early last week when Apple put out … Continue reading

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Pulse News app allows users to keep up with news

By ROBERT PURSELL An application developed for the iPhone and Android smartphones titled “Pulse News” is allowing journalists and concerned citizens to stay on top of the news no matter where they are. The app describes itself as compiling news … Continue reading

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