Tag Archives: Social media

Two truths and a lie during Hurricane Sandy

By MELISSA CASTILLO Hurricane Sandy served to be a perfect example for the power of social media. According to CBS, there were three and a half million tweets with the tag #Sandy and 10 photos of the hurricane posted on … Continue reading

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United Nations releases report addressing Internet surveillance

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS As I was browsing through the Internet this afternoon, I came across an article that explains why the United Nations wants to crack down on Internet surveillance. Apparently terrorists are using social networks and open networks that … Continue reading

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Storify can help keep your reader interested

By EMMA REYES Storytelling can sometimes be a little boring if it’s not supported with the right elements and, in journalism, a writer has to keep the reader interested. Putting together a story involves a lot more than just writing. … Continue reading

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Twitter provides intriguing insight Into nation’s political psyche

By ROBERT PURSELL The presidential debates that have occurred during the past month have tackled many hard issues. Foreign policy, national debt, equal rights: all of these topics have been discussed. But if you looked at Twitter, you might find … Continue reading

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The scoop on maintaining an online presence

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ Everywhere you look, young journalists are being told that having an online presence is essential in today’s market. Having a blog, a Twitter account, an Instagram account, etc. sounds like a great idea for tracking your thoughts, … 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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Candidates look to attract youth vote through multimedia

By NICHOLAS MOORE As journalism becomes increasingly a multimedia industry, it is interesting to note the growth of how comedy sketch shows are actually becoming legitimate news sources for the younger generations. Shows like “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” … Continue reading

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Newsweek magazine is going all digital at year-end

By MELISSA CASTILLO Practically every major newspaper and magazine has an online search, while still providing print versions for those readers who prefer it. There are other sources for news and special interests that were created specifically for the social … Continue reading

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Twitter shouldn’t be main source for election information

By NICKY DIAZ Throughout this election season, I’ve flip-flopped from site to site to find legitimate and trustworthy reporting that will keep me updated with the latest happenings between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney. Recently, I spoke … Continue reading

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Social media should not diminish the value of journalism

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Since the beginning of its existence, the Internet has been infamous for giving its users what they want – news, shopping, recipes, gossip and social media – in an instant. Journalists have also taken advantage of … 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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Pew study shows growing influence of social networks

By ANDRES CORREA This has officially become the generation of social networking. Just recently, Facebook hit the one billion member mark. Everybody around us is somehow connected through social networks. Now a Pew study has shown that the amount of … 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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Journalism.co.uk lists useful Twitter accounts for j-students

By ANDRES CORREA Twitter has so quickly become the most important tool in our socially connected world that the amount of accounts is overwhelming. This makes it quite difficult to find the best accounts that fit your interests. Luckily for … Continue reading

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