Tag Archives: Beat reporting

Function of military journalists difficult to define

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE Journalists see themselves as accountable to the public first, followed by the particular news organization for which they work. This autonomy allows journalists to follow the credo of objectivity that they hold so dear. But what … Continue reading

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Online sites offer background for writing about Christianity

By KELLY BURNS The idea of religion is a very broad topic.  When trying to uncover the truth about a religion that is broken up into so many different sectors, it can be difficult to know where to begin.  I … Continue reading

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A real-life journalist’s well-stocked field bag

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE Every profession has iconic gear that archetypally represents the core of the job. Cops have their uniforms and guns, accountants have their calculators, chefs have their fancy hats and specialized knife sets. Journalists have their trusty … Continue reading

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MaxPreps, the site for high school sports news, information

By SARAH HARTNIG Although dozens of students have included useful online tools for writing about sports in their various CNJ 515 blog posts over this past semester, it seems as if we’ve neglected to include at least one, overarching genre … Continue reading

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The world on your computer screen

By DEBORA RUBI World Maps (http://www.justmaps.org) is a great site in researching sites around the world, be it to plan a vacation or find information for an article. As is self explanatory, in the simplest of functions the website provides … Continue reading

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Get the latest entertainment news at Variety.com

By KYLI SINGH Interested in entertainment journalism? Definitely take a look at Variety.com. I was recently browsing the Web and came across Variety, an American weekly entertainment magazine. The magazine and its Web site has broad coverage of movies, television, … Continue reading

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Continuing the journalism evolution — Using smartphones

By ROBBIE SHIVER While most of the recent talk for journalists involves how to use new media, multimedia, and social media to find better stories, I came across a story on a completely new way to report the news. WTOP, … Continue reading

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Traditional journalism and new technology …

By KELLY BURNS We’re currently in an age where technology is changing the way we do everyday tasks, so it’s imperative that we don’t let technology take away from the effectiveness and accuracy of our reporting. As a new generation … Continue reading

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Williams case fallout: Opinions could be hard to come by

By ROBBIE SHIVER The story that has been all over the news in recent days is the National Public Radio firing of journalist Juan Williams for his comments made about Muslims on The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly. Williams said … Continue reading

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Shift in journalism and citizen reporting

By ABIGAIL L. GARNER As graduation nears and I scour the job market, it has become apparent to me that there is a big shift in journalism. It seems that since there are becoming more ways for citizens to become … Continue reading

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Dealing with dangerous news sources, risky places

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE It is not a journalist’s place to judge as much as it is to expose the truth to the greater public so that readers and viewers may make their own decisions with as much information as … Continue reading

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Knowing European football

By DEBORA RUBI For most European football news, the best approach is to go through its governing body: UEFA.com (www.uefa.com). The website is most useful in finding information regarding any of the teams that are involved in any of its … Continue reading

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SPJ offers useful online tools for journalists

By AUSTEN GREGERSON While a section of our Web site may already be titled this, we may have been beaten to the punch on the name Journalist’s Toolbox. The site is an offshoot of the Society of Professional Journalists and … Continue reading

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A training tool for aspiring journalists

By DAVID FURONES Countless journalism professors throughout the nation’s most esteemed universities are searching for new and more diverse ways to instill the fundamentals of the craft in their students. I’m going to introduce you to a website that a … Continue reading

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