Entries from February 2011 ↓

Briggs Ch. 5 – ‘Going Mobile’

Mobile journalism was the main subject of this chapter. News organizations are tapping into mobile journalism to compliment their news, especially during a breaking news story. A couple questions to keep in mind include: Will the audience benefit if we can take them there? Will the journalism be better if it’s done on location and […]

Zombie Journalism’s: ‘Transcript: What does a social media editor do?’

This post included a transcript of an online interview Jenkins did. My takeaway: It is possible to over-tweet Tweeting for an organization is much different than tweeting for yourself. It is important to respond to your retweets or audience’s comments News elements of social media will be around past the fads like Twitter For organizations, […]

Briggs Ch. 4 – ‘Microblogging: write small, think big’

Many journalists embraced microblogging sites, like Twitter, because it’s easy exposure, quick and provides a way to get feedback from readers or other journalists. Twitter is one of the most popular microblogging sites at the moment. In the past, people had to wait for journalists to report on events but now they can just microblog it. Microblogging […]

Briggs Ch. 3 – ‘Crowd-Powered Collaboration’

This chapter showed the power of the people…in journalism. Terms: Crowdsourcing/distributed reporting – demonstrates committed power of the community for a project Open-source reporting – using transparency in reporting Pro-am journalism – journalists are no longer the gatekeepers and let the audience publish on the same platform as themselves. Beatblogging – build a social network around […]

Virtual Journalism.net’s ‘Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Best Practices’

Getting your blog to show up on search engines was the subject of this post. My takeaway: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) — refers to the practice of refining your Web site content so that it has better visibility in search engines, such as Google. Changing On-Page Elements such as Page Title, URL and “Invisible” Page […]