Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Domino Effect Of Online Comments

By Ashley Crockett Navigating the often harsh world of online comments can be like watching a train crash — you don’t want to see it, but you can’t look away as the sparks fly. Thanks to the anonymity available on … Continue reading

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Attention sports writers: MVP now means “Most Valuable Participant”

By Andrew Gibson When national baseball editor Rob Neyer joined SB Nation, a sporting news website made up of a community of bloggers, he wrote a column representative of new media. Keeping SB Nation’s focus on reporter-reader interaction in mind, … Continue reading

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Twisting in the Flashbulb

By Addison Walton “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes” sang David Bowie on his famous 1972 song. In Bowie’s context, he uses the song to refer to the reinvention of his artistic self. Yet, this changing of medium is currently happening in the journalism community. … Continue reading

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Programming, the Newest Addition to Journalists’ Essential Toolkit

By Ashley Crockett The ever-expanding journalist toolkit just got a new addition: programming. This one word actually lumps together several things, such as data coding and proficiency in multiple Adobe programs. The importance of a single reporter knowing how to … Continue reading

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In the “Tweet” of the Moment

By Nicole Garner We’ve all seen it – and we might have all done it, too. But at what point does quickly tweeting what we think is factual… become careless? Last week, news media throughout the nation pounced upon reports … Continue reading

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Online news encyclopedia, brought to you by Encyclo

By: Melanie Gibson Harvard University’s new Encyclo offers a look into the organizations impacting the future of online journalism. Produced by the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, Encyclo is an online encyclopedia of journalism websites. The website says, “The Nieman … Continue reading

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Joplin Reporting, 140 Characters at a Time

By Andrew Gibson Journalism isn’t dying. It’s just changing. Take the Joplin tornado. Brian Stelter, a media reporter for The New York Times, says some of his “best reporting was on Twitter.”  If you read the archive of his firsthand tweets about … Continue reading

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