Tag Archives: Sources

Learning how to properly use the Internet

Before August, I mainly used the Internet for entertainment. I would spend hours on Tumblr, browse through my news feed on Facebook, and update my followers on Twitter about my whereabouts. Although I still waste time on social media, over … Continue reading

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Reporters and police: A misunderstood relationship

By SAIRA SUMBAL “A lot of journalists end up marrying police officers and paramedics.” Bam. This was the reply I got when asking a mentor of mine on the relationship between the police and reporters. My initial intention of asking … 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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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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Law enforcement an exception to public records openness

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS For my latest assignment in News Reporting and the Internet, I picked a candidate for local office and checked his background through a list of online resources and databases. At first I thought to myself, “This … 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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Fine line exists between whistle-blowers, secrets leakers

By MELISSA CASTILLO On Sept. 25. President Obama gave a speech to the United Nations highlighting the importance of the First Amendment and encouraging those around the world to follow America’s approach to free speech. “Americans have fought and died … 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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NewsBank: Full-text resource goldmine

By JAMIE N. STEPHENS As one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 35 years, NewsBank, Inc. offers students, publishers, researchers, military personnel and professionals of all background access to the top Web-based research products in the world. … Continue reading

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Skype introduces ‘Skype in the classroom’

By ALISON AGUDO It’s likely that at one point or another you have used Skype (or at least heard of Skype) and know that it is a great way to stay connected with people across the globe. Whether you use … Continue reading

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Culture Shock Miami, Miami Going offer affordable activities

By JAMIE N. STEPHENS An innovative travel resource site allows users, whether Miami natives, visitors or tourists, to discover the diverse and colorful culture of Miami-Dade County for an affordable price. Specifically designed for high school and college students on … Continue reading

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Alltop.com: At the top of its game

By JAMIE N. STEPHENS Alltop.com answers the hard-hitting questions that interest the world. What separates Alltop from your average search engine is that the site goes further in depth to answer your detailed questions. For example, where a normal search … Continue reading

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‘Topix’ becomes hot spot for the latest in journalism news

By JAMIE N. STEPHENS Topix.com/news/journalism is basically your modern, to-go source for recent news in the world of journalism. Continually updating current information through thousands of sources around the net, Topix Journalism News is a journalist’s cyber convenience store. With … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on members of Congress

By SHARON FRAJLICH Launched in 2009, Legistalker keeps track of what members of Congress are saying and doing in real-time. Though the name of the site may make it seem a bit creepier than it is, Legistalker is the ideal, … Continue reading

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