Tag Archives: Journalism tools

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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Handle passwords carefully and hackers go elsewhere

By RACHEL JANOSEC Cybersecurity is prevalent more then ever, especially since technology basically runs our lives. Journalists depend on their e-mail, websites and blog sites to get their work done and must keep all their passwords safe or their work … Continue reading

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Dipity offers free digital timeline tools for stories

By EMMA REYES As I’m working on my journalism career, I’m learning that, in order to write a story, I have to keep my reader engage and interested in what I’m talking about. Photos, videos and graphs are a great … 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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dotSUB allows visual journalists to share work

By BOLTON LANCASTER Although the Internet serves as an effective medium for visual journalists to distribute their work with the rest of the world, a common obstacle that many run into is allowing for viewers of different languages to understand … Continue reading

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Data reporting within your comfort zone

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ Hearing about the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting’s use of free applications like Tableau Public sent me on the search for its competitors. It turns out young journalists may be able to create visualizations for their data … Continue reading

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Hindenburg recorder simplifies reporting process for journalists

By NICKY DIAZ Lately I’ve been looking for a good app with which to record interviews. Although the standard recording app on my iPhone usually does the trick, I felt like I could use something more. And I was right. … Continue reading

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10 Fast Fingers offers ways to improve your typing

By EMMA REYES Writing a story involves research, sources, and sometimes photos or video, but the most important element for a story involves the skill of the writer’s typing on the keyboard. The writer’s typing speed came from tips or … Continue reading

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What young journalists can learn from ‘All the President’s Men’

By SAIRA SUMBAL A movie that every American and, better yet, every journalist, should see: “All the President’s Men.” The 1976 movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture, and won two. And aside from Bob Woodward’s suave haircut (played … Continue reading

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Forget a grammar rule? Grammarly is here to help

By EMMA REYES Writing any type of text in these days of automatic spell check and grammar check has become very easy and sometimes lazy for some people to remember simple grammar rules, so when it comes to writing a … Continue reading

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FindLaw.com: Everything you need to know about legal matters

By CONNIE FOSSI Legal issues can be difficult to understand, but the situation gets easier if you access Findlaw.com, a unique and useful resource for journalists and people who are interested in legal matters. This legal-based website offers a variety … 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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Machines are coming and they want your job

By RACHEL JANOSEC More and more, it is evident that machines want our jobs and human workers can easily be replaced.  No one is safe anymore from these robots and machines that are speeding ahead technologically. Even if you have … Continue reading

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