Tag Archives: Online journalism

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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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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Online Journalism Review focuses on industry issues

By DANIELA RODRIGUEZ Online journalism has evolved over the years as soon as new technology and tools useful for journalists are introduced to the market. There should be a site that talks about multimedia, search engine optimization, and other advice … 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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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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BuzzData at the forefront of open source data journalism

By NICHOLAS MOORE As election season is in full swing, journalists are spending much of their time following the presidential candidates and fact-checking anything and everything they say. This type of work can definitely land a reporter in front of … Continue reading

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Does your awesome writing matter, if you can’t report?

By SAIRA SUMBAL I recently had the pleasure of having a brief, but interesting, conversation with an editor from a national online men’s lifestyle magazine.  What was most striking about what she had to say? Journalism isn’t about writing, it’s … Continue reading

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POPVOX helps journalists find bills before Congress

By EMMA REYES Constituent communications can be challenging information to gather because of the complex language used for bills in Congress and the amount of material each bill has, but POPVOX brings the information clear and at once. POPVOX is … Continue reading

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Poll shows American public trusts news media less

By NICKY DIAZ Seems like most of the U.S. isn’t on good terms with the news media nowadays. According to a new poll by Gallup, 60 percent of Americans have little to no trust in the media – TV, newspapers, … Continue reading

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Journalist’s toolbox, a hidden SPJ treasure

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS There have been many times when I have wondered why there is no “database” for journalists. When I have been struggling thinking of questions to ask before an interview or on deadline but experiencing writer’s block, … Continue reading

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Help a Reporter Out site finds news sources for reporters

By EMMA REYES It’s that time again – deadline is around the corner and you don’t have enough good sources for your story. You don’t have the time to go out and find the right person for the right comment … Continue reading

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The Digital Age: Bow and arrow struck heart of newspapers

              By SAIRA SUMBAL I have strong memories of my father always reading the newspaper. I recall him coming back home from work in his suit and tie, sitting on the couch, and so … 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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MSN Finance: Money, tips, cars, and more

By CONNIE FOSSI If you think that the economy is a boring subject, MSN Finance (http://money.msn.com/) will prove you wrong. From tips about your career to interesting “how to save money” blogs, this Microsoft-owned website offers to users a variety … Continue reading

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