Tag Archives: Beat reporting

Does your awesome writing matter, if you can’t report?

By SAIRA SUMBAL I recently had the pleasure of having a brief, but interesting, conversation with an editor from a national online men’s lifestyle magazine.  What was most striking about what she had to say? Journalism isn’t about writing, it’s … Continue reading

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Journalism.co.uk lists useful Twitter accounts for j-students

By ANDRES CORREA Twitter has so quickly become the most important tool in our socially connected world that the amount of accounts is overwhelming. This makes it quite difficult to find the best accounts that fit your interests. Luckily for … 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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MSN Finance: Money, tips, cars, and more

By CONNIE FOSSI If you think that the economy is a boring subject, MSN Finance (http://money.msn.com/) will prove you wrong. From tips about your career to interesting “how to save money” blogs, this Microsoft-owned website offers to users a variety … Continue reading

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Travel advisory sites helpful to journalists and tourists

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ I’ve heard various professors comment on the future of journalism. The two pieces of advice that stand out are (1) develop a dynamic skill set and (2) learn to write features. According to the UM grapevine, travel features in … 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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UN databases: Easy access to issues affecting our world

By CONNIE FOSSI The Web site address is http://www.un.org/en/databases/. From information about the organization to detailed reports, the United Nations’ databases website offers to its users a wide range of possibilities to find factual and unique data about the UN … Continue reading

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Trauma journalism requires sensitivity, judgment

By ROBBIE SHIVER With the recent tragedy occurring right here on the campus of University of Miami, I think it’s important to talk about one of the toughest jobs a journalist has to do: reporting a tragedy. The job is … Continue reading

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Profiling causes of death across America

By DEBORA RUBI The World Life Expectancy site (www.worldlifeexpectancy) provides a plethora of information on leading causes of death in the United States. The site was created by LeDuc Media to help people live longer, safer lives. The site provides … 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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Reporting on the Outdoors

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE By and large, journalism is considered an urban activity. Reporters spend their time tracking people down and writing about their lives or holed up in office buildings behind a computer screen trying to bang out a … Continue reading

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JournalistExpress.com Offers quick links

By KYLI SINGH If you do not already have JournalistExpress.com listed under your Bookmarks or Favorites, I highly recommend you add it. JournalistExpress.com is a Web search tool designed specifically for journalists with tons of links to news and information … Continue reading

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SPJ’s Journalist’s Toolbox offers numerous resources

By KYLI SINGH As a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), I visit its Web site frequently. Dedicated to “the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty,” SPJ is an ideal … Continue reading

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