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In my last post, I described the inspirational lecture William Nack shared with my feature writing class. After looking through my notes (as I attempted to take his advice and use it to become a better writer), I thought I should focus on his words of wisdom regarding poetry. Become comfortable with iambic pentameter. Reading […]

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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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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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