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Nieman lab helps journalists light fires

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ The Nieman Journalism Lab is an online project from Harvard University. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism was established at Harvard in 1938, and the lab is certainly bringing it into the new age. There are a couple … Continue reading

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Facebook to focus more on mobile rather than desktop

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ Nowadays, owning a smartphone is invaluable. For journalists, it gives them the opportunity to stay connected to emails to send documents, social media to find out about the latest breaking news, and to record important information such … Continue reading

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Reporters: Can the cold tweet be the new cold call?

By SAIRA SUMBAL I used to have a straight shoot way of how I like to approach sources: e-mail. And depending on how close my deadline was, I would either make a call or go to the person’s office directly. … Continue reading

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Smartphone and tablet apps for the absent-minded

By RACHEL JANOSEC Journalists and reporters can’t have the negative trait of a poor memory.  They have to remember who they interviewed and when, remember due dates and remember anything else that goes into a good story. Most people resort … Continue reading

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Journaliststoolbox.com gives reporters tools to succeed

By ROBERT PURSELL Journalists looking for a way to compile data and information for their reporting now have a much easier job. A website called journaliststoolbox.com started by the Society of Professional Journalists now makes it much easier for journalists … Continue reading

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NewsPageDesigner allows designers to share work online

By BOLTON LANCASTER In a time where newspaper circulations are dwindling, journalists are being asked to perform duties that include more than just reporting and writing. They are often asked to edit, develop multimedia components, be efficient with online publishing, … Continue reading

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Google Drive pioneers online cloud software

By NICHOLAS MOORE Online cloud services have increased in popularity within the last couple years as the internet becomes larger and holds more data. Students and professionals alike have grown accustom to using services such as Google Documents and Dropbox … Continue reading

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Project Censored uncovers stories that don’t make the news

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ As journalists, we know that we have to stay as current as we can when it comes to news around the world.  We have to choose what would make the biggest impact, what wouldn’t conflict with advertisers, … Continue reading

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Portfolios serves as tool for journalists organizing their work

By NICKY DIAZ As a journalist, I know how stressful it can be to gather up clips before an interview. Most of the time, it’s honestly a mission to find which articles I want to use. But, of course, the … Continue reading

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SPJ provides resources for student journalists

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ The Society of Professional Journalists has a special section for students on its website. Currently, the featured story on the student portal provides links to understanding the Freedom of Information laws. Meanwhile, on the right sidebar of the … 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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Cuttings.me provides new option for journalists to display work

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Before digital technology became prominent, journalists would maintain a portfolio they created themselves with their clips pasted on pages along with a resume and a cover letter, all in a binder or folder. Today, things are … Continue reading

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Publishers on Google get a digital choice

By RACHEL JANOSEC Google has been working with publishers and authors for seven years trying to come to a settlement regarding if the publishers partnering with Google should be allowed to digitize their books and journals or not.  After several … Continue reading

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Note-taking just got easier with Soundnote

By EMMA REYES Transcribing notes from an audio recording can be a time-consuming task and going through an entire recording to just find that one important quotation is not any better  – wouldn’t it be great to have a tool … Continue reading

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