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A country in outrage

March 25, 2012 · No Comments

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Making money in social media

March 25, 2012 · No Comments

Looking to make some extra cash while interacting with friends on social media outlets? Check out this video from cultural intelligence expert Lili Gil courtesy of CNN to find out how:

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Briggs Chapter 9: Being Creative

March 22, 2012 · No Comments

As a journalist, you’re main goal should be to inform people with accurate information in a quick and efficient way. But not only do you want to be fast, but you want to be flashy to set yourself apart from other news outlets.

Here are some ways to give your content more style and originality:

  1. Titles- Make sure your titles are creative, grip the reader and make them want to read your article, which should be a major concern of yours.
  2. Visuals- Use photography, asthetically-pleasing graphics and videos to draw your audience in and keep them entertained.
  3. Social media- Allow your readers to interact with you through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, along with feedback options.

Below is a video with David McCandless talking about the use of data visualization to show information in more creative ways.

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Briggs Chapter 8: Creativity in Video

March 20, 2012 · No Comments

As a journalist, you want to stay ahead of the curve and be reporting on the most up-to-date information. However, you don’t want to just be fresh, but you have to be accurate in order to maintain credibility and ultimately, your job.

Today, information can be shared in a matter of seconds and it’s important not only that you find creative ways to share the information while being accurate.

In Chapter 8 of “Journalism Next”, Briggs talks about how to tell and produce a great story through a high-quality video. Here is a list of the five shot method for video production and a video example:

  1. Close-up on the hands
  2. Close-up on the face
  3. Wide shot
  4. Over-the-shoulder shot
  5. Creative shot (use your imagination!)

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End of an era

March 8, 2012 · No Comments

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