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Archive for February, 2012

Florida – picture slideshow

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Much like Mark Briggs declared in his 6th chapter of Journalism Next, video photography is becoming increasingly important in the world of journalism. Visual storytelling often evokes emotions that text simply cannot replicate. A stunning picture can place readers directly into the heart of a story, deeming words unnecessary. In terms of major news corporations, […]

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Remember the good ol’ days when you put film in a camera, took a few pictures, removed the film and then paid to develop it? Yeah…neither do I. Just like many other types of technological innovations that have redefined our lives (does anyone still own a fax machine anymore?!), digital cameras have practically completely taken […]

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Do employers really look at Facebook?

My father has been telling me for years that anything I put online will be there forever, and I need to be cognizant of the image I am projecting. He used to frequently search for me on Google — and let me know that he was doing it, as well as what he found. Once […]

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Chapter 3: The power of the crowd

Many, many years ago, humans fought for survival using hunting and gathering techniques. We have evolved. Today, those of us in civilized countries simply hunt for bargains and gather pre-packaged meals into our shopping carts. Years ago, the hunter-gatherer technique served journalists well. Technology has evolved. Today, journalists need to not only locate the most […]

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Chapter 2: Blogging

Considering that Mark Briggs‘ book is about journalism for the next generation, it’s no surprise that one of the first fundamentals he discusses is about blogging. (It is also no surprise that one of the main assignments for this course is to maintain a blog.) I have created blogs in the past, but I always […]

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Chapter 1: Journalist = graphic designer?

In his first chapter of “Journalism Next,” Mark Briggs states that in order to be successful, journalists must have a working knowledge website design and development. Considering the trend of news distribution transitioning from print to online, this makes perfect sense, but can be intimidating. Even for young adults who have been utilizing the internet […]

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“Journalism Next” introduction

The news industry faces a bright future despite its rapid transformation, according to Mark Briggs. As the author of three acclaimed journalism texts, as well as an entrepreneurial journalism blog, Briggs understands the changing expectations of the industry. In 2007, he wrote “Journalism 2.0” in an effort to assist the print journalist generation transition into […]

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Rising Against the Superbowl

[View the story “Rising Against the Superbowl” on Storify]

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