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The Impact of YouTube on the Future of Journalism

There’s no doubt that modern technology has changed the way our society interacts and communicates.  From smartphones to digital still cameras to hand-held video recorders, the tools for capturing the events happening around us are in the hands of the … Continue reading

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Flickr: "The Dream of a Global Photo Album"

When the Iranian government blocked major news services from covering the election protests in July 2009, many individuals turned to alternative sources for information. Flickr, for example, became a respository of images taken not by professional news photographers, but by … Continue reading

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The use of instant messenging to conduct interviews

One laborious task associated with journalism is conducting interviews.  While asking questions and listening to responses is generally not a problem, keeping copious notes or transcribing tapes can be a time-consuming activity. Fortunately there are alternatives to hand-written notes or … Continue reading

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Social networking: Valuable tool or simple waste of time?

As with any tool, the value of such social networking sites as Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn depends on how you use it.  Using social networks casually without concern for your online appearance can be disastrous.  What you share today can … Continue reading

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The cure for information overload? So Delicious!

Once you begin to explore down the rabbit hole of Web design, social media, and journalistic convergence, you may find yourself overloaded with the amount of resources you’ll find.  The more you look, the more you’ll see. The volume of … Continue reading

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Tools for Collaboration – Gmail and Google Docs

Modern-age digital journalists are expected to collaborate with other journalists now more than ever before.  A writer in Las Vegas may need to share a document with a co-author in Phoenix.  A photographer in Henderson may need to share photos … Continue reading

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