Tag Archives: Technology

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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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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Apple struggles with new map app, competitor Google

By RACHEL JANOSEC For journalists on the go, map apps are highly dependable to get from place to place, especially when reporting a story on a deadline. Journalists who are Apple users became frustrated early last week when Apple put out … 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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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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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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Google finding ways to wire low-income areas in Kansas City

By RACHEL JANOSEC Google Fiber is on a mission to wire homes, schools, libraries and other public institutions in Kansas City, Mo., for a discounted price, but not without a kick. A year after Google made its promise, the online … Continue reading

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ArcGIS — the tool to map out your story

By EMMA REYES Every journalist wants to write the best story he or she could possibly write and finding new ways of gathering information to enrich news stories got easier with ArcGIS. ArcGIS is a Web-based system that offers large … Continue reading

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New media in political elections: A journalist’s friend?

By SAIRA SUMBAL So you’re an undecided voter for the presidential 2012 election. And as this election year has progressed, you have been exposed to a plethora of advertisements.  You know, the advertisements that usually end with “I’m X candidate, … Continue reading

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New app allows for safer communication

By RACHEL JANOSEC A popular new app on Apple products has been introduced and it allows for safer and easier communication. This new app is winning over many electronically savvy people and goes by the name of HeyTell, Voxer, or … Continue reading

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Become a multimedia journalist with five iPhone apps

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS For most people the iPhone is a luxury, but for journalists – it’s a necessity. Not only does it have a high-definition camera and video camera, it has applications that turn a dull reporter into a multi-platform … Continue reading

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Apple technology continues to advance journalism field work

By RACHEL JANOSEC With the pen and paper era nearly dying out in the year 2012, reporters and journalists more and more are depending on technology to get their work done. With the iPhone being too small to complete journalistic … Continue reading

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