Monthly Archives: November 2011

Evaluating Facebook’s effectiveness as journalistic tool

The way in which journalists spread information has been consistently evolving to fit the public’s needs. This trend has lead to the exploration of Facebook, one of the most popular social media websites used today. But can journalists use Facebook … Continue reading

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How to use LinkedIn for journalists

Get “LinkedIn” to most of the world’s journalists through a business-related social networking site. “Ninety-two percent of journalists have a LinkedIn account,” according to Kristin Piombino’s article. As social media sites are expanding, it is important to become involved in the … Continue reading

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Student journalists seek international opportunities

What’s your ideal career? A lot of professional reporters would love to work abroad. Interviewing all kinds of people in amazing cultures while experiencing another country—it’s like working is always a vacation. As young journalists, there are resources we have … Continue reading

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Photojournalism shows news in pictures

Webster’s Dictionary defines photojournalism as: Journalism in which written copy is subordinate to pictorial usually photographic presentation of news stories in which a high proportion of pictorial presentation is used; broadly: news photography As described by author Dillon Westbrook, in an … Continue reading

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Late-night comedy programs are informative, not journalism

In the age of technology, it’s easier than ever to get your hands on a reliable news source. Since 2004, more and more young adults (as many as one-in-five) are getting their news from Jon Stewart as opposed to Brian Williams. “At … Continue reading

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Ethical journalism builds trust

In the fast paced world of journalism, ethics and standard codes of conduct are  important.  Well delivered and gathered material is necessary in being taken seriously as a valid source of information.  The audience needs a sense of trust in … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart ranked No. 4 most admired journalist

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, was ranked at no. 4 after a poll in 2007 when Americans were asked which journalist they admired the most, according to the Pew Research Center. Where some would not … Continue reading

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