10 Snapchat Accounts to Follow

10 Snapchat Accounts to Follow

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Looking to add a Snapchat account into your staff’s arsenal to engage readers this year? Wanting to find some people who are doing good storytelling there? Need some ammunition to convince your adviser this is a smart move (have them read this first “5 Reasons Journalism Educators Need to be on Snapchat“)? If you’re looking […]

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FAITH in Broadcast Journalism

FAITH in Broadcast Journalism

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

FAITH is an acronym that Al Tompkins uses in his TV Reporter’s textbook “Aim for the Heart” and it is something that my students reach for. Is the story: Fair, Accurate, Interesting, Thorough, and Human? However, I have felt that over the nearly two decades of advising Blue Jay Journal TV, our best stories not […]

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Videographer’s strategies for keeping a source anonymous differs from writer’s strategies — from Times Insider

Videographer’s strategies for keeping a source anonymous differs from writer’s strategies — from Times Insider

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Time Insider story, “Friends With ISIS: How To Tell One Young Woman’s Story,” shares valuable tips and concerns for any staff member, especially a videographer, who needs to report an important story using an anonymous source. In addition to tips about managing a news crew of three (with priorities ranging from the writer’s, photographer’s, and videographer’s […]

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David Molnar gives 6 tips for taking fireworks photos on iPhone

David Molnar gives 6 tips for taking fireworks photos on iPhone

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first tip for shoooting Fourth of July fireworks is to use a gorilla tripod plus a Slowshutter app, according to photographer and blogger David Molnar. With tripod and app set up, move in close to the fireworks, “set up your Shutter app on a slight delay timer so you don’t shake the camera when you push […]

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Tech Trends, Snaps and Tweets from ISTE 2015

Tech Trends, Snaps and Tweets from ISTE 2015

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) hosted its annual convention in Philadelphia from Sunday Jun 28th through July 1st.  I will update this blog throughout the week with Tech Trends, Snaps, and top tweets all found below.   Live Snapping will be posted on @jon_rogers on Snapchat.  Logo for scanning is below.   DAY 4: Wednesday Highlights: […]

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Tips for creating a social media policy for your journalism program

Tips for creating a social media policy for your journalism program

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite what some educators may want, social media is not just a trend. It has slowly become a way of life. It is how the younger demographic consumes their news. News from friends. News from family. New from major media conglomerates. As scholastic journalism staffs across the world continue to use social media to share […]

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Looking to add multiple users to your WordPress site? Use the Add Multiple Users plugin

Looking to add multiple users to your WordPress site? Use the Add Multiple Users plugin

| June 15, 2015 | 1 Comments

I was looking to add more than 200 users to one of my WordPress websites over the weekend. I wanted each to have a login, password and display name as I wanted each to have the ability to post to the website. The thought of having to add each one individually was a bit overwhelming. […]

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Video Tip: Edit audio first

Video Tip: Edit audio first

| June 12, 2015 | 1 Comments

Edit. Audio. First. Your students rush back from a shoot, all fired up to edit their awesome story.  They shot great visuals.  Some really cool stuff.  Recorded some sweet natural sound.  They even remembered to get all those specialty shots you taught them, like “reflection,” “backlit,” “door frame,” and a few you hadn’t even mentioned. […]

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Compfight plugin adds copyright to Creative Commons photos

Compfight plugin adds copyright to Creative Commons photos

| June 10, 2015 | 1 Comments

After activation, the compfight plug-in sits next to the Add Media button in the post dashboard. It’s a quick and easy way to search, select, and load public domain pictures within a post. Selection includes small, medium, large, and full options. Once a selection is made, the image and copyright information appears in the post. […]

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