Teaching Online Journalism: ‘a great flash infographic’

This post was about infographics. Currently, I am creating one for my Pop Culture Journalism class with a partner from an AVT class. This post was interesting because it showed what a good infographic looks like. I actually thought the infographic that was posted was a little too busy. But it was visually appealing. Here’s […]

Zombie Journalism: ‘Interacting with the audience as a news brand’

Using social media to talk to an audience is what this blog post was all about. Mandy Jenkins had some interesting tips. Here are my thoughts on them: Responding — I know you’re always supposed to respond. I hadn’t really thought about direct messaging someone other than getting their contact information. Although this is kind […]

Teaching Online Journalism: ‘Is your story actually a story?’

Finding the story is the reminder this post intends for its readers. “I think that in the process of teaching them reporting, we may kill their instinct for finding and telling real stories,” McAdams said on her post. I agree with her statement. I know some journalism students are just too worried about getting all […]

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, […]

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 […]