Tag Archives: Social media

There are no promises when you go digital

By SAIRA SUMBAL What does a business model look like for a company with more than 800 digital and print products in 18 states serving 57 million customers per month? In April, I gave a presentation on a news company … Continue reading

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Journalists sure aren’t in Kansas anymore

By MELISSA CASTILLO A recent post by colleague Andres Correa tells about the positive aspect in allowing journalists to enter war zones and the passage this has opened in social media for journalists to report explosions the moment they occur. … Continue reading

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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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Twitter can make difference in journalist’s career

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS I never realized how much Tweeting can impact your journalism career until I experienced it first hand – on Black Friday. As everyone was talking over turkey, cornbread and mashed potatoes with family and friends, I … Continue reading

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How much do newsrooms focus business model on innovation?

By SAIRA SUMBAL Let’s say you’re the president of a newspaper organization that was one of the newspapers that survived going digital. In the recent years, you have firsthand seen newspapers go out of business because they didn’t change their … Continue reading

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Israel, Hamas take their latest conflict online

By: MELISSA CASTILLO Battlegrounds became virtual with the Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas militants when they exchanged heated tweets in order to sway public perception. It was on Wednesday of last week that Israeli defenses announced a “widespread campaign on … Continue reading

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Kickstarter helps journalists fund reporting projects

By BOLTON LANCASTER One of the problems that people run into when they are trying to work on a creative project is that they often do not have the necessary funding to start. The website Kickstarter helps with this problem … Continue reading

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CareZone offers health-related social media site

By RACHEL JANOSEC Social media have officially taken over and everyone seems to be aware of this. Social media should be about just connecting with loved ones and friends from the past and seeing what your friends are up too, … Continue reading

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Rules change for journalists as social media evolves

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Browsing through the Internet this afternoon, I came across a very interesting article discussing the relationship between social media and journalists. The article titled “Social Media Etiquette for Journalists: The Rules Have Changed,” drove home a very important … Continue reading

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Bitly.com offers easy ways to manage hyperlinks

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS In the past, people had to save their hyperlinks on a Word document, Excel spreadsheet or with e-mail. But now with technology continuously evolving and advancing, organizing your links is easy – especially with Bitly.com. Bitly.com allows … Continue reading

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Election night broke social media records

By MELISSA CASTILLO My last blog post focused on how much social media has grown and become such a powerful factor in our everyday lives by using Hurricane Sandy as an example. This fact is once again seen with this … 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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Harvard study reveals young voters aren’t involved

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS With the 2012 presidential election just days away, I decided I was browse through the Internet and see what was buzzing in the media about early voting, voter turnout, absentee ballots and last-minute campaigning by President … Continue reading

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Social media usage skyrockets during Hurricane Sandy

By RACHEL JANOSEC In crisis, reports show that social media usage increases.  Public officials and celebrities embraced social media during Hurricane Sandy during the past week.  They turned to sites like Facebook, Instagram and, especially, Twitter to report major news … Continue reading

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