Tag Archives: Journalism classes

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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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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Refreshing your writing skills online

While in school, either undergraduate or graduate level, we are exposed to an array of opportunities and learning experiences through the classes we take, either required or elective. Unfortunately, students in college are not being taught the basics but rather … Continue reading

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Learning to take better notes

By SARAH HARTNIG I don’t know about you, but I am TERRIBLE at taking notes. I become too preoccupied with my handwriting, my pen color, the evenness of my characters, etc. until I totally and completely stop listening to the … Continue reading

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Online tips to improve your interviewing skills

By SARAH HARTNIG Everybody has their own, specific set of weaknesses when it comes to news reporting. Some struggle with grammar, others with spelling and other still with remembering the nitty-gritty rules of Associated Press style. And although I have … Continue reading

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Frontline demonstrates compelling journalism

By KYLI SINGH What defines thought-provoking and investigative journalism? Take a look at Frontline’s Web site. According to Newsday, Frontline is “television’s last full serious bastion of journalism.” If you haven’t heard of Frontline, it is a public affairs television program … Continue reading

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Getting into Associated Press style online

By DEBORA RUBI The Economist (http://www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/)  site provides links to the Associated Press style guide according to the rules followed by the journalists working at the publication. The site is divided by specific sections of do’s and don’ts, titles, hyphens, … Continue reading

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Learning new tools: A look into Flash and InDesign

By REBECCA LATTANZIO With journalism ever changing and becoming more and more competitive, every aspiring journalist must have an edge. One of my first professors at UM told the story of how her son, a journalism major, came out of … Continue reading

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Quinnipiac teaches entrepreneurship in journalism

By ROBBIE SHIVER Quinnipiac University is embarking on a new endeavor involving the way they teach real world applications of journalism to journalism majors. The journalism program is now linking with the business program in an entrepreneurship class that allows … Continue reading

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If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what’s journalism worth?

By KELSEY PINAULT After a while I start to wonder what websites there are that haven’t been covered that are worth blogging about for this class. Convinced I have shared all the ones I knew of, I decided to do … Continue reading

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Goodreads.com: Making reading easy

By: SARAH HARTNIG Although most college students are, for whatever reason, decidedly averted to reading, I was shocked to discover that many of them are indeed enrolled in the School of Communication. For example, last semester I participated in a … 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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NYU online resources site helps student journalists

By REBECCA LATTANZIO As a student at UM, I tend to stay away from other schools’ websites or databases even though they might have very useful information. Well, I found the perfect example of limiting my research to UM sources … Continue reading

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Journalism profession optimism remains high

By ROBBIE SHIVER If you were to ask a person on the street to categorize the current state of the journalism profession, many would simply say that it is “dying.” As we have learned, journalism truly cannot “die” because there … Continue reading

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