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Smarter(7): A list for journalism students

National Geographic: 2013 Year in Review. Elise Hu: Tomorrow’s metric for news is action. Michael Wolff: Even the New York Times can’t resist going lowbrow with native advertising.

Spending time with Los Angeles homicides

Have you seen the L.A. Times homicides map? I’m sure you’ve marveled at the New York Times homicides map, and perhaps you have also admired the Boston Globe homicides map. The L.A. map, however, has a lot (a lot!) of fine features that the others lack. One of my students wrote a critique of the […]

Augmented reality apps: A business model

One key to selling advertising is your ability to assure the advertiser that people will see his or her ad. One of the problems with Web sites — especially news Web sites — is that they have so many pages. The chances that someone will see an ad (if it appears on just one page) […]

What’s your strategy for your online work?

Recently several students have asked me questions about what kind of content to put in their blogs. At the same time, I’ve heard a few random remarks to the effect of: “I just don’t get Twitter.” After reading a post by Craig Newmark about why he retweets what others have said, I realized that many […]

Social journalism: Back to the future

Engagement — one of three legs needed to support successful social media projects. (The others are inclusion and aggregation.) What does this mean for journalists, for news organizations? Paul Gillin, a social media consultant and former technology journalist, says journalists have to play “to people’s particular interests” if we hope to engage the public. I […]

RGMP 2: Start a blog

Yesterday I started this series of posts called “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” (I like the way the abbreviation RGMP reminds me of the Canadian Mounties — RCMP.) The first topic was Read blogs and use RSS. Today’s topic might seem mundane to many of you, but I always say that writing a blog with commitment, […]

Little, big: You don’t have to be a rock star

Take dirkthecow’s perspective on blogging (blogging is dead; blogging has been taken over by big corporate entities that are not the same as MSM but big and corporate all the same; tweeting is the new blogging, but not always) and mix it together with Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 True Fans. Kelly acknowledged the power of big […]