Tag Archives: Blogs and bloggers

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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Nate Silver blog proves election 2012 pundits wrong

By ANDRES CORREA “Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue, they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops and microphones for the next 10 days, because they’re jokes.” This … Continue reading

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Twitter shouldn’t be main source for election information

By NICKY DIAZ Throughout this election season, I’ve flip-flopped from site to site to find legitimate and trustworthy reporting that will keep me updated with the latest happenings between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney. Recently, I spoke … Continue reading

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How TED provides depth to a reporter’s story

By SAIRA SUMBAL Your ability to report a story is heavily defined by the type of investment you make in improving your intellect. Yep, I said it, and I probably sounded like a professor you had in college (because I … Continue reading

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Crooks and Liars paves way for political vlogs

By NICKY DIAZ John Amato has an impressive resume. Not only is he the co-author of a best-selling book, but he is also a professional musician who has played with Ringo Starr, Duran Duran, The Goo Goo Dolls and Eddie … Continue reading

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Journalists, programmers join forces to form group

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ As our CNJ 515 class points out to journalism students, the Internet, and new technologies generally, present journalists with both new opportunities and challenges. It’s not rare for lifetime technology users becoming journalists, or experienced journalists new … Continue reading

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ESPN expands its coverage to local news

By NICHOLAS MOORE The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) is slowly, but surely taking over the online sports journalism world. According the alexa.com, ESPN’s site (espn.go.com) is the 18th most-viewed site in the U.S. and the 82nd most-viewed in … Continue reading

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Nate Silver gives a clear image of 2012 presidential race

By ANDRES CORREA The biggest story in the news media right now is the 2012 U.S. presidential election. The focus lately has been on convention speeches, gaffes, and the upcoming debates. Very few journalists are giving the public a clear … Continue reading

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Media Matters for America analyzes news media’s claims

By NICKY DIAZ During this year’s debates, political conventions and speeches, there are bound to be a few questionable “facts” thrown out there by both parties. So how are journalists and their audiences supposed to distinguish the facts from the … Continue reading

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Obama to Reddit users: ‘Ask me anything’

By NICHOLAS MOORE President Obama and his campaign planners have always been on the cutting edge of Internet and social network use. The 2008 campaign saw major breakthroughs in the public’s access to the candidate as media such as YouTube … Continue reading

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Policymic.com allows anyone to be online journalist

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ Policymic is a self-described “democratic news platform.” It is essentially a dynamic news blog whose main categories are “Politics,” “World,” “Culture,” and “Millenials.” Policymic differs greatly from other news blogs, however. It’s sort of a social media … Continue reading

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Photo blogging showcases visual talents

By ALISON AGUDO Many people have blogs – or at least have started a blog at one point or another – but what about photo blogging? In journalism, images can be equally (if not more) powerful than words themselves and … Continue reading

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Get your daily dose of FAIL at failblog.org

By MARISA HIVNER Ever wish you could watch America’s Funniest Home Videos whenever you wanted to? Well, just short of buying the series DVDs, you can always get your daily dose of hysterical fail at failblog.org. Created in 2008, failblog.org … Continue reading

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Blogflux: New tools for bloggers of all types

By JAMIE N. STEPHENS Blogflux.com essentially serves as an informative site of professional bloggers designed as a digital, resource center to enable bloggers everywhere to successfully start and manage their blogs. Blogflux.com allows users to explore and express themselves in … Continue reading

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