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Work @ C2M Work @ C2M Connect2Mason.com is currently accepting applications for a variety of positions for the Fall 2013 semester. Connect2Mason’s position in an ever-changing world of news and entertainment makes it the ideal place to work for students interested in pursuing careers in journalism or communication. By working at C2M, students will learn to work with others, will develop and fine-tune their written and verbal communication skills and will gain experience working in an exciting, deadline- and detail-oriented environment. Click here to download the application. <div class="disqus-noscript"><a href="http://connect2mason.disqus.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.connect2mason.com%2Fcontent%2Fwork-c2m">View the discussion thread.
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19 Qs and As from ASNE’s story comment webinar | STL Social Medi
"Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him." —Ernest Hemingway, 1954 The answer to almost any question is available within seconds, courtesy of the invention that has altered how we discover knowledge — the search engine. Materializing answers from the air turns out to be the easy part — the part a machine can do. The real difficulty kicks in when you click down into your search results. A News Literacy Guide from NewsTrust.net - Crap Detection 101 - A News Literacy Guide from NewsTrust.net - Crap Detection 101 -
Think Like A Journalist - A News Literacy Guide from NewsTrust.n NewsTrust was created to promote quality journalism in the Internet age, a formidable task as millions of news-related posts, blogs and sites are created each day. How do we make sense of all this digital noise? NewsTrust knows how. We have assembled a network of the most talented journalists, educators, scholars and informed users who submit articles, opinion, news and more to our site, to enlighten you on current events that affect your personal and professional world. You, too, can participate in our collective news evaluation. NewsTrust invites members like you to review submitted stories and rate them according to journalism standards and principles. Think Like A Journalist - A News Literacy Guide from NewsTrust.n
What does a mobile journalist need? In my MA Online Journalism session this week I’ll be looking at mobile journalism. As part of that, below I’ve compiled 4 lists of things I think a mobile journalist needs: hardware, software, systems, and mindset. I’d welcome anything you can add to this. What does a mobile journalist need?
Reconstruction of American Journalism | Newswire | Publish2
For reactions to this report, click here. American journalism is at a transformational moment, in which the era of dominant newspapers and influential network news divisions is rapidly giving way to one in which the gathering and distribution of news is more widely dispersed. As almost everyone knows, the economic foundation of the nation’s newspapers, long supported by advertising, is collapsing, and newspapers themselves, which have been the country’s chief source of independent reporting, are shrinking—literally. Fewer journalists are reporting less news in fewer pages, and the hegemony that near-monopoly metropolitan newspapers enjoyed during the last third of the twentieth century, even as their primary audience eroded, is ending. Commercial television news, which was long the chief rival of printed newspapers, has also been losing its audience, its advertising revenue, and its reporting resources. The Reconstruction of American Journalism The Reconstruction of American Journalism
June 27, 2006 The People Formerly Known as the Audience That's what I call them. Recently I received this statement. The People Formerly Known as the Audience The People Formerly Known as the Audience
Creating a Web-centric newsroom | CoPress Now that we’ve shared a few our our ideas, let’s see yours! With the above video in mind, put the information into action. In the upcoming weeks: Week 1: Plan a brainstorming session. It can be in your newsroom or on a camping trip or at an editor’s house. Creating a Web-centric newsroom | CoPress
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Here's an image I've been using a lot lately, both for internal training and external presentations such as last week's BPB Forum Lokaljournalismus in Schwerin, Germany. Journalists tend to gravitate to only one of these roles: the town crier, the quaint colonial-era village character who walks around ringing a bell telling you what's happening. It comes naturally. This is why 24x7 coverage teams and the "continuous news desk" concept take root so quickly when newsrooms suddenly awaken to the urgency of taking the Internet seriously. But the other roles aren't secondary. They're coequal, and they're grossly neglected by most local news websites. The three primary roles your local website should play | yelving The three primary roles your local website should play | yelving
The Carnival of Journalism is back for month two, under the guidance of ringleader David Cohn. The question this month: “Considering your unique circumstances what steps can be taken to increase the number of news sources?” I expect there are a nearly limitless number of ways to approach this. I’m going to start with an example close to home: Oakland, CA. The Next Newsroom Project - Building the ideal newsroom for the The Next Newsroom Project - Building the ideal newsroom for the
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Turning reporters into curators to improve journalism — Zero Per A conversation started this week by Scott Karp and carried forward by Terry Heaton has me thinking about why news organizations are so skittish about linking out from their web sites. It’s as if they think that creating a cul de sac will make readers forget they’ve got a Back button on the browser. And when you layer that conversation onto Chris Anderson’s pith about amateurs noted below, you come to one of my favorite topics: journalists as curators.
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End Times Virtually all the predictions about the death of old media have assumed a comfortingly long time frame for the end of print—the moment when, amid a panoply of flashing lights, press conferences, and elegiac reminiscences, the newspaper presses stop rolling and news goes entirely digital. Most of these scenarios assume a gradual crossing-over, almost like the migration of dunes, as behaviors change, paradigms shift, and the digital future heaves fully into view. The thinking goes that the existing brands—The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal—will be the ones making that transition, challenged but still dominant as sources of original reporting. But what if the old media dies much more quickly? What if a hurricane comes along and obliterates the dunes entirely?
Over his long business career, Sam Zell has undoubtedly many times smirked at those who have reported failures whilst claiming "It was not my fault". Now, Sam Zell may well be smirking into the mirror. His Chicago Tribune has filed for bankruptcy protection, and Mr. Zell is blaming others (a "perfect storm" economy) for the Chicago Tribune's loss of solvency. It has been barely one year since the new owners took over the Tribune, so it would be unrealistic to expect that they finalized the implementation of whatever concepts they have. Henryk A. Kowalczyk: The Perfect Test That the Chicago Tribune F
Executive editor of the US-based Oakland Press tells Journalism.co.uk about its new cit-j project To tackle the changes in the journalism industry, a Michigan-based newspaper, the Oakland Press, has formed its own citizen journalism institute. As part of the scheme community members can join two-hour news reporting classes run by the newspaper. Executive editor of the Oakland Press, Glenn Gilbert, told Journalism.co.uk more: Journalism.co.uk :: Oakland Press Citizen Journalism Institute:
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10 of the Best Social Media Tools for PR Professionals and Journ

In the ever-evolving world of social media, public relations professionals (PR) and journalists have more opportunities than ever to build strong relationships. It serves each of us well to stay up on social media trends—learning faster, easier ways to share information. With that, here are 10 of the best social media tools for PR professionals and journalists:
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