Tag: journalism

My Five Easy Multimedia Tips

My Five Easy Multimedia Tips

I attended the June 13-18 Multimedia Storytelling Workshop at the Knight Digital Media Center at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. It was a phenomenal experience. I met 19 fabulous journalism professionals and a great group of knowledgeable and skilled trainers; I learned new photo, video, audio, and web skills; I listened to …

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Choosing Textbooks for “Mass Communication & Society”

Choosing Textbooks for “Mass Communication & Society”

I didn’t manage to blog last week, and this week’s post is going to be a bit different; it’s probably most relevant to my fellow journalism and media educators. I’ve been struggling with the question of which readings to assign for my introductory course called “Mass Communication and Society” (admittedly not the title I’d choose), …

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Social Media Policies and Journalists’ Personal Brands

Social Media Policies and Journalists’ Personal Brands

I recently read Reuters’ new guidelines for their journalists’ use of social media. Here’s a paragraph that stood out for me: The advent of social media does not change your relationship with the company that employs you — do not use social media to embarrass or disparage Thomson Reuters. Our company’s brands are important; so, …

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Will Young People Pay for News?

Will Young People Pay for News?

Newspaper paywalls are likely to prevent young readers from becoming excited about news. Is the paywall the best way to introduce a new generation to the joys and benefits of journalism?

Cronkite, I Never Knew Ye, But…

Cronkite, I Never Knew Ye, But…

First, let me say that I have found Walter Cronkite’s coverage of significant world events endearing and impressive, as his audience did over the years. I never saw him as a broadcaster and have only known him as a public figure (and fellow Texas Longhorn) due to my rather young age, but I am aware …

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Bitter News on a Sweet Day

Bitter News on a Sweet Day

Photo by Flickr user [ jRa7 ]. I wrote in a tweet (@profsivek) earlier today about catching up with five days of missed newspapers – specifically, the copies of the Fresno Bee that patiently waited for me in their unchanging paper format while I was visiting family in Texas. I noted that there weren’t many …

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Rethinking Independence and Our Media

Rethinking Independence and Our Media

What is true independence? From a rethinking of the term for our contemporary challenges, Beyond Independence, by Robert Jensen and posted today at Zspace: …we all know that we are not independent beings but profoundly interdependent with each other, other organisms, and the non-living world. The task is to create a system that gives us …

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