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The Digital Journalist

The Digital Journalist
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Six Must-Know Online Resources for Journalists « Communicate: The Diederich College of Communication blog Posted by the Diederich College of Communication It’s no longer enough to just be a great writer; today’s well-prepared journalist must be well-versed (if not fluent) in using social media and emerging multimedia technology to gather sources and get the story out to the public. Luckily, there are some helpful resources designed to help navigate the new frontier of journalism in the digital age. Below are six must-know websites for anyone working in the profession. 10,000 Words.net According to the site description, 10000words.net is a place “where journalism and technology meet.” Society for Professional Journalists: List of Influential Journalists to Follow on Twitter SPJ has compiled an ever-expanding Twitter list of people offering insight into the field of journalism. AP Style Guide Update Long considered the journalist’s bible, the AP Style Guide now includes information about incorporating social media and online terminology into writing and reporting. Like this: Like Loading...

Seven Levels of Photography Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact The Seven Levels of Photographers I summarize this into 2 levels here. © 2005~2012 KenRockwell.com Also in French Italian German Spanish Dutch Portuguese Czech Polish Russian Hungarian Ukrainian Turkish Thai Chinese read the seven levels of artists here and the seven levels of surfers here. November 2012 Better Pictures Nikon Canon Fuji LEICA All Reviews Artist: Top Level 7 ("Heaven") This is the highest level. An artist fixes his imagination in a tangible form called a photograph. An artist is a complete master of his tools. To make a musical analogy, a musician may woodshed his scales, but when he's jamming he's not even thinking about fingerings. Just like professional surfers who have a dozen boards or pro guitarists who have 23 axes, an artist may have a slew of cameras, each for a different purpose. Likewise, other artists may only have one camera, or none at all. Whore: Level 6 back to top Why?

Obama Grabs Headlines Obama Grabs News Headlines in the Americas - November 5, 2008 See More: Barack Obama Campaign Buttons | TV Calls the Election for Obama | Obama Headlines in America | Obama International Headlines | Obama Inauguration Headlines Next: International Headlines, November 6 >> Thanks for reading. Thanks to Newseum. Digital journalism Fewer barriers to entry, lowered distribution costs, and diverse computer networking technologies have led to the widespread practice of digital journalism.[3] It has democratized the flow of information that was previously controlled by traditional media including newspapers, magazines, radio, and television.[4] A greater degree of creativity can be exercised with digital journalism when compared to traditional journalism and traditional media.[5] The digital aspect can be central to the journalistic message or not, and remains within the creative control of the writer, editor, and/or publisher.[6] Overview[edit] There is no absolute agreement as to what constitutes digital journalism. History[edit] The first type of digital journalism, called teletext, was invented in Great Britain in 1970. Online news websites began to proliferate in the 1990s. Many news organizations based in other media also distribute news online, but the amount they use of the new medium varies. Blogs[edit]

48 Examples of Excellent Layout in Web Design Beautiful graphics and colors are great and play a big part in web design, but most would agree that the backbone of a solid user experience is the layout. After all, what good is all of the eye candy if one can not easily read and digest the content. There is nothing better than opening a perfectly organized and readable website – a page where the layout invites you to browse the site’s content. There are several ways to organize and put together a nice layout for your website, and here we’ll show some examples of sites that use grids, columns and blocks to showcase their content. Superawesome leids film festival Kokoro & Moi UX Magazine The Bygone Bureau Live Now Minimalist Design Magazine Computerlove Simon Collison Arnaud Beelen BB – Bisgrafic Blog Derek Mack Magnum Photos The Canary Collective Zachary Pulman de51gn The Grid System iniva graphito.net TBWA – London method.com Theme Jan Sochor AiGA NY Draft skyskraper cheetos Haik Avanian Morphix nocturn Zaum & Brown SF 70folk Cool And The Guide T Magazine next room

Fotoimpex The Secret to Rachel Maddow's Success Ever heard of something called Dada?” Rachel Maddow is trying to make an analogy. It’s mid-October, two weeks before the election, and the MSNBC host is comparing the McCain campaign’s recent fixation on “Joe the Plumber” to the anti-bourgeois cultural movement of the early-twentieth century. “Deliberately being irrational, rejecting standard assumptions about beauty or organization or logic,” she begins. It’s hard to imagine many other cable news hosts going down that particular rabbit hole. There’s something about the mix of personal details that is—to a young, educated, left-leaning, cosmopolitan audience—instantly recognizable. “You come out of the gate as fast as she came out, it gives me incredible excitement,” thunders MSNBC president Phil Griffin. Over drinks after her show at one of her regular spots, the St. Since the show started in September, Maddow’s schedule has been brutal.

Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism? Hyperlocal journalism, sometimes called microlocal journalism, refers to coverage of events and topics on an extremely small, local scale. An example might be a website that covers a specific neighborhood or even a particular section or block of a neighborhood. Hyperlocal journalism focuses on news that would usually not be covered by larger mainstream media outlets, which tend to follow stories of interest to a citywide, statewide or regional audience. For instance, a hyperlocal journalism site might include an article about the local Little League baseball team, an interview with a World War II vet who lives in the neighborhood, or the sale of a home down the street. Hyperlocal news sites have much in common with weekly community newspapers, though hyperlocal sites tend to focus on even smaller geographic areas. Hyperlocal news sites tend to emphasize reader input and interaction more than than a typical mainstream news site. Who Are Hyperlocal Journalists? Varying Degrees of Success

“A Small Industry Sitting Atop a Huge Hobby” – Novelr - Making People Read Here’s a heretical thought: suppose we never find a way for making money from online fiction? I was walking back from campus the other day with Yipeng (who’s the technical lead for Pandamian, by the way, and is generally sharp about such things) and he asked me: “Is there any way to make money from … this web fiction thing?” I paused for a bit, thinking about where to begin. And we still don’t. But I wonder now: suppose the majority of digital, for-entertainment writing is impossible to monetize? I’m kidding myself, of course – such a future is likely to be inevitable. What interests me is this idea that the bell-curve in publishing, so far, has existed because of the shape of the traditional publishing industry. I can hazard only a few guesses. I’ll also take a stab at it and say that the publishing houses of the future would endorse certain digital writers over others. This isn’t a bad thing, really. … I want to scream at people, “Getting paid for making art is not a right.

AbsolutVision kodachrome warped tour 2008 juliansgilbert@gmail.com all photos © julian gilbert 2010 note: i don't mind if you repost my photos on your website/blog, please though give me credit & shoot me a quick e-mail with the link to where you've posted it. thank you. kodachrome warped tour 2008 my good friend ryan gave me about 8 rolls of kodachrome film earlier this summer. said film expired in 1995. they stopped making said film in the early 2000's. a lab in kansas is the only place in america that still processes this film. this is the last of my warped tour trip. here's to more adventures with all good friends, new & old, in the future. Posted by Julez Schmagoolz at 9:18 PM 4 comments: Chelsey said... I see a lot of these pictures are from Milwaukee.Very nice.:) October 28, 2008 at 10:19 PM Terri... said... my photography teacher gave me some last week, i didnt even think of when to ask when it expires October 29, 2008 at 2:52 PM Anonymous said... love these pictures! October 29, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Citizen Journalism - What Is Citizen Journalism? What Is Citizen Journalism? Put very simply, citizen journalism is when private individuals do essentially what professional reporters do - report information. That information can take many forms, from a podcast editorial to a report about a city council meeting on a blog. It can include text, pictures, audio and video. The other main feature of citizen journalism is that it's usually found online. The Internet gave average people the ability to transmit information globally. Citizen journalism can take many forms. Semi-Independent Citizen Journalism This involves citizens contributing, in one form or another, to existing professional news sites. Independent Citizen Journalism This involves citizen journalists working in ways that are fully independent of traditional, professional news outlets.

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