Monthly Archives: February 2013

Photo Tips

Some tips for taking better photos: Make sure you have good lighting. Zero in on your subject. Get as close to the action as you can. Take more photos than you think you’ll need. If you use a Mac, here’s … Continue reading

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Organizational Apps for Journalists

Journalists don’t only have to be good writers, but also good readers.  Daily media consumption is essential and organizational apps can help. Here are some popular ones: Bookmarking and Feed Readers Google Reader Zootool Pocket Flipboard Diigo Feedly Newstand Readability … Continue reading

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Verifying Sources on Social Media

As we talked about in class, if you’re monitoring social media sites like Facebook and Twitter for news tips and sources, it’s important you know how to verify those sources quickly and efficiently. This article by Craig Silverman on Poynter.org … Continue reading

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Keys to better writing

Are you using too many words to say the same old thing using a bunch of fewer words than you think? Besides that sentence, here are other examples of weak, wordy sentences and their stronger cousins: Weaker:  At this point … Continue reading

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Active writing is strong writing

The most important tool any journalist has is the ability to write well.  And today that means knowing how to write a hard news article, a blog post, a movie review,  or a political editorial. One way to add more … Continue reading

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