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Filed Under (COMM 361, Professor Klein) by on 02-05-2011 and tagged , , , ,

Painting sound pictures for listeners is a skill that takes practice, much like making real pictures with photojournalism.


Works with NPR: National Public Radio. Their audience has grown because more and more people are driving and getting caught in traffic. With nothing to do in the car, they tune into NPR. Use images in radio journalism by painting it in your head. Online, we need pictures that speak for themselves. Arts, entertainment, and […]

Filed Under (COMM 361, Professor Klein) by on 01-04-2011

4 uses for Foursquare for journalists Foursquare is primarily for letting your friends know where you are and figuring out where they are. Its basically a location-based social networking game. Secondarily, it’s for collecting points, prize “badges,” and eventually, coupons, for going about your everyday business. I have been using foursquare for just over 3 weeks […]


Work at a small local newspaper, either weekly or daily, to get the experience and advice from people who have been doing the things you want to do. Now-a-days with media, media companies want to hire people that can do the job of 5 other people. If your not going to change, you are going […]

“Wikipedia is a great news source” TBD is a lot better than “Do what you do best and link to the rest” I don’t do this for money, I do it for respect in my community. Classic stories you see in hyper-local journalism, “What is the vacant BlockBuster store going to turn into?” “RSS, […]

Anderson’s approach towards journalism: “People can tell their own story and be their own witnesses. For instance, know your sources before something happens.” Anderson was a BBC Washington DC corespondent when he was 26. Important to be sources you are using in context. Don’t paintball a bunch of twitter updates and call it a news […]


“Don’t let obstacles become excuses“ Always be a curious journalist. Even if you do not speak the language, find a way. If your lead does not fit in a Twitter status, it’s too long.


News leads need to be published, now. There is so much competition out there now someone else may publish it 5 minutes later, or even 1 minute later. Tweet it, post it, get it out there. Journalism is about the basics. It all starts with the reporting. We find a different angle to stories, find […]

Filed Under (COMM 361, Professor Klein) by on 10-03-2011

This post from my tech blog called, Online Journalism, talks about the five prediction for journalism in the next 25 years. We constantly talk about newspapers fading away in our class discussions, but we have a tendency to cast the future as an exaggerated present. Prediction 1: People will still be predicting the death of […]

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on 03-03-2011

Jon DeNunzio Be social with your users whenever you can. (ie- polls) Pay attention to the comments Ask for ideas ( Ask for photos Answer user questions Use the knowledge of the crowd DeNunzio is the User Engagement editor of the Washington post. He works on team of about  9 people handling inner activity, handle in […]