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What to learn next

http://hackshackers.com/resources/hackshackers-survival-glossary/ The hackshackers.com glossary is a great place for May/June journalism or Web production  grads to browse for educational inspiration. As summer goes on, I’ll add more links here and on my bookmark list at http://delicious.com/bstepno — add /jpop  (portrayal

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Posted in CSS, Data, Education, HTML, Journalism, Online-Only, WebDesign

Yankee presses stop as pigs fly and YouTube shows the past of new media

I’ve been putting some fun things on the AEJMC Newspaper Division blog: Guardian unleashes pigs to explain social-networked news media, with hooks from Twitter tipsters and a wolf with asthma to a ton of huffing. Back before the new media

Posted in Journalism, Multimedia, Newspapers, Online-Only, Tablets & eBook Readers, Video

Thinking about the future of news, with or without newspapers

Darn… Cyber scholar and new media thinker Clay Shirky was almost in town today and I missed him… When someone who was there posts a report, I’ll link to it here. Until then, I’ll let this ramble from link to link.

Posted in community, Digital Culture, hyperlocal, Journalism, News, Newspapers, Online-Only, Roanoke Times

Early online-newspaper nostalgia

Niemanlab.org on: The forgotten history of Access Atlanta, one of the early Web’s most innovative newspapers CJR.org on: The San Jose Mercury, The Newspaper That Almost Seized the Future Prodigy, mentioned in one or both of those recent articles, was

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Posted in Internet, Journalism, Newspapers, Online-Only, Technology

Six brief news writing tips — or are they?

Every semester I tell students in the introductory news writing class that the basics of writing in a news style will be useful in other types of writing. Take this list, for example: Keep it brief. Be concise, simple and

Posted in Android, communication, Journalism, Newspapers, Online-Only, usability, WebDesign, writing

New tools and new rules

The last week of the semester is a great time for an inspirational speech. Rather than give one myself, I’ve found one in text and video for my “basic newswriting” students, whose semester experiences have ranged from AP Stylebook drills

Posted in Education, Future of news, Journalism, Newspapers, Online-Only, Technology

Launching J-students into Twitter

What feeds should journalism students follow when they first begin to use Twitter? Here’s my top 10 list, and I’ll be watching Twitter (and the comments on this page) for other suggestions… A local professional news reporter A local news

Posted in Blogging, Education, Internet, Journalism, Online-Only, Radford

Youth Radio Wins Peabody Award

An e-mail from Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning just alerted me that Youth Radio has won a 2011 Peabody Award for its Trafficked! series, an investigation broadcast on NPR, including first-person accounts by teen victims in the sex trade.

Posted in Journalism, Online-Only, radio

Grammar News, Good & Bad, at The New York Times

I just stumbled on what looked like  a useful resource page at The New York Times, the “Times Topic” page headed, Grammar News. Unfortunately, it seem the Times‘ attention to detail doesn’t extend to riding herd on the links on

Posted in Journalism, News, Newspapers, Online-Only, usability, WebDesign

So what’s ‘a newspaper’?

Update: Remembering when an attempt to give away New York Times failed. See end. Does “a newspaper” now mean any page of glowing bits that has frequently changed information organized into sections, with headlines and short summaries linked to more

Posted in AEJMC, Journalism, Newspapers, Online-Only, Technology, WebDesign
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