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ONA award finalist list a gold mine of inspiration

ONA award finalist list a gold mine of inspiration

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Online News Association announced the finalists in its 2014 Online Journalism Awards contest recently, and if you have a few hours to kill, take a look at the list (or at the very least, bookmark it for later viewing). It is seriously inspirational. In the press release, ONA included a great quote from Joshua Hatch, […]

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Camayak builds in newsroom efficiency, collaboration

Camayak builds in newsroom efficiency, collaboration

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Camayak, a pre-publication management system, brings a new level of efficiency to newsrooms — for students and advisers. A previous Editor-in-Chief who graduated and used this time-saving program in her freshman reporting position for the Arizona State University news publication told me I had to use it. Google Docs is satisfying until you meet Camayak.  I can’t […]

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[Presentation] Tips for Advising Multiple Publications

[Presentation] Tips for Advising Multiple Publications

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever feel like you’re all alone on your adviser island with no one who understands your plight?  Does every day seem like a good excuse for happy hour? Having a hard time managing one staff, let alone three publications? Have no fear, this Prezi is here! Originally presented at the Southern California JEA AdviserFest, and […]

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A Post That Keeps Rocking Due to SEO

A Post That Keeps Rocking Due to SEO

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Year after year one of the top posts on The Little Hawk website is 10 things guys must have/do before prom (A male’s perspective) . Racking up thousands of hits every year since it was published in 2012 many web editors often wondered why.  The reason for the success of this post I believe is due to […]

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Senior Exit Interviews Focus on Communication, Computer Skills, and Breaking News

Senior Exit Interviews Focus on Communication, Computer Skills, and Breaking News

| May 19, 2014 | 1 Comments

Over the past few years, I have been making end of the year videos highlighting student work. This year I added in exit interviews and experimented with a little more iMovie video editing. My big tip would be to make sure to click ADVANCED OPTIONS ON in the iMovie System Preferences. This will allow for […]

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Twitter 101: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets and Reach

Twitter 101: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets and Reach

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Social media service Buffer (@buffer) recently published a great article about how to expand your Twitter reach.  The scientific study counted and analyzed the best tweets and why they were so effective in engaging an audience (those that resulted in more clicks on links, retweeting, etc.). Although the story is aimed at small businesses, the lessons are equally applicable to […]

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Inspiration Monday Storify with Google Docs Brainstorm

Inspiration Monday Storify with Google Docs Brainstorm

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Below are Storifies I made to kick start journalism classes on Monday. The goals I have for the last issues are to improve students’ opinion writing, the quality of photos on the Instagram feed, think of timely stories for the May issue and video editing. These examples fall into those categories. As we go over […]

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News Show Job Descriptions

News Show Job Descriptions

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Good Morning ’Stoga staffers are expected to be in the studio 5 minutes before the first bell of the school day. The crew has 45 minutes to produce an 8-minute show that airs live at 8:08 a.m. every day. I’ve worked out a crew hierarchy that leaves no doubt as to who is in charge […]

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Crew Rotations for a TV News Show

Crew Rotations for a TV News Show

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some years I have 30 students in my broadcast journalism class. Some years I have a dozen. No matter the number, I prepare a production cycle with two goals in mind: 1. each student gets a shot at doing a job that interests him/her 2. the skilled, hard-workers are rewarded with the top jobs. I […]

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