Tag Archives: Travel journalism

Citysearch … Explore, discover, recommend

By CONNIE FOSSI If you are in a tourist mood, Citysearch (Citysearch.com) is the right site for you. You only have to choose a city and the website does the rest for you, offering a variety of restaurants, hotels, spas, … Continue reading

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Park Service provides writers with valuable information

By BOLTON LANCASTER National parks are some of the most popular vacation destinations for Americans and international travelers alike. This demand often leads to a large number of stories written on national parks and monuments to both inform the public … Continue reading

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Travel advisory sites helpful to journalists and tourists

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ I’ve heard various professors comment on the future of journalism. The two pieces of advice that stand out are (1) develop a dynamic skill set and (2) learn to write features. According to the UM grapevine, travel features in … Continue reading

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U.S. map making with Google Map Maker

By SHARON FRAJLICH Initially released three years ago, Google Map Maker is finally letting users edit the entire map of the United States. In order to get in on the fun, all you need is a Google account and you … Continue reading

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Travel the world with Tour Wrist

By JOE CERVONE Want to see the world from the palm of your hand? The popular smart phone application Tour Wrist lets viewers explore locations from all around the world. Offering 360-degree panoramic photographs from an iPhone, iPad or your … Continue reading

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Bing and Google compete for Web searchers

By SHARON FRAJLICH Searches powered by Microsoft seem to be catching up rather quickly to Google. According to numbers gathered by Experian Hitwise and comScore, Microsoft gained 30.01 percent of the U.S. search market in March, with 14.32 percent from … 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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Explore the world around you with Foursquare

By SHARON FRAJLICH Foursquare is a two-year-old location-based smartphone app that allows you to “check in” or share your location with friends, meanwhile collecting points and virtual badges. The fun game just released a new version 3.0 that uses virtually … Continue reading

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How ‘worldly’ are you? App uses social network to show you

By SANDY FLOREZ Throughout my travels, I’ve witnessed first hand the importance of social networking. Me: “We need to keep in touch!” New friend in Barcelona: “Si! Do you have Facebook?” But after accumulating under 700 friends in my Facebook … Continue reading

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Broadcastr: Stories from around the world

By JOE CERVONE The new social media platform Broadcastr lets users share, record and listen to audio recordings that match a specific location to a personal story. Using the map located on Broadcastr‘s homepage, viewers can explore stories from all … Continue reading

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Yelp offers more than the average review Web site

By ALEX FRUIN While a number of students have mentioned in class and class assignments different resources we use for finding great restaurants and hotspots, none of us have profiled Yelp. Comprised of real reviews from real people, Yelp allows … Continue reading

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GlobalPost: Jobs abroad and international news

By ALEX FRUIN Journalists who aspire to report internationally no longer have to wait for years to get their global debut. While newspapers, television networks and other multimedia outlets have international correspondents across the world, they’re also becoming increasingly reliant … Continue reading

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Reporting on the Outdoors

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE By and large, journalism is considered an urban activity. Reporters spend their time tracking people down and writing about their lives or holed up in office buildings behind a computer screen trying to bang out a … Continue reading

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A real-life journalist’s well-stocked field bag

By ALEXANDER B. PEARCE Every profession has iconic gear that archetypally represents the core of the job. Cops have their uniforms and guns, accountants have their calculators, chefs have their fancy hats and specialized knife sets. Journalists have their trusty … Continue reading

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