Embedding Instagram Videos and 16 Writing Tips For Better Stories

Embedding Instagram Videos and 16 Writing Tips For Better Stories

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I have been encouraging students to embed Instagram videos and photos in their stories, which is tip #16 of the writing tips we have been going over this week in class. Embedding Instagram videos and photos is easy and the three steps below should walk you through the process. Below these three steps are […]

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On PBS MediaShift, Newton and Wirz share 8 digital tools journalists should try

On PBS MediaShift, Newton and Wirz share 8 digital tools journalists should try

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I saw this link come across the JEA Listserv yesterday from Peggy Gregory and clicked through. It’s a nice piece authored by Eric Newton on PBS MediaShift that talks about some of digital tools journalists should be using for accountability journalism. It actually touches on more than eight because he mentions, as he puts it, a […]

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Passwords that need to change because of the Heartbleed bug.

Passwords that need to change because of the Heartbleed bug.

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

If your staff hasn’t changed passwords for many of your most commonly used online accounts in the past two weeks stop what you’re doing and have them complete that task NOW. At this point we’re all using some type of online tool to help us produce our publications. Many staffs use some sort of CMS […]

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[Speech] Michael Hernandez accepts JEA 2014 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year, sponsored by Lindenwood University

[Speech] Michael Hernandez accepts JEA 2014 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year, sponsored by Lindenwood University

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following is a transcript of Michael Hernandez’s acceptance speech for the 2014 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year Award, sponsored by Lindenwood University. Hernandez was honored at a luncheon April 12, 2014, in San Diego, California, at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. Also honored that day as Distinguished Advisers were Don […]

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Take your students on a Video Scavenger Hunt

Take your students on a Video Scavenger Hunt

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Teaching the basics of videography and editing to students can feel like a daunting experience sometimes. However, a simple and fun lesson I have developed for my students has proven to pay off with their progress. Take your students on a video scavenger hunt! Who doesn’t like a scavenger hunt?! By following this lesson, you […]

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Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 , in San Diego (and bring a friend)

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 , in San Diego (and bring a friend)

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in San Diego at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, April, in Aqua 313, Level 3. It’s an open meeting so please show up and […]

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14 Takeaways From Journalism Interactive 2014

14 Takeaways From Journalism Interactive 2014

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I made it to my first Journalism Interactive Conference this past weekend. It was held at the University of Maryland and filled with great speakers. While I probably could give you 140 takeaways I left with, here are 14 that jumped out at me (in no particular order — they’re all great). 1. Richard Hernandez’s […]

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StorymapJS a sleek, simple tool for geographic stories

StorymapJS a sleek, simple tool for geographic stories

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you love the tool TimelineJS, you’re going to love this. I stumbled upon a great online story about the new Cesar Chavez movie and the small town named Delano that served as the setting for Chavez’ fight and still serves as a place to explore history. At the top of the story is an […]

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Do This, Not That

Do This, Not That

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Do Post Daily – Don’t Post In Issues Get rid of all of the terms we used for print. Don’t work in issues, deadlines or sections. Post daily. Post when news happens. Post all hours. Do Write about Characters – Don’t Write about Events Rethink the “Who Cares” method. If someone cared about the […]

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