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Archive for October, 2010

Future of High Quality Journalism Will Demand Great Talent

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Just about three years ago, I made a pitch saying there was room and, indeed, a big need in journalism for students who want to specialize and not be a Jack or Jane of All Trades. My pitch focused on great nonfiction writing. I wrote:
My advice to the journalism student who wants to be [...]

Create Your Own Comic Strips

Monday, October 25th, 2010

I do believe it is time for some comic relief — or some cutting commentary or whatever else you want to express via comic strips. Here are six free sites where you can create your own comic strips.
Here is my first attempt and I have to tell you putting the characters together is [...]

Witt Video: Vivian Schiller Tells Why NPR Dropped Juan Williams

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

I attended the speech that Vivian Schiller, NPR CEO, gave at the Atlanta Press Club today and afterward got a nice video of her explaining why NPR terminated Juan Williams’ contract. It happened after he said on Fox News that when he sees people in Muslim dress on airplanes he gets nervous.
Also catch the [...]

Treasure Trove of Community, Citizen Journalism Resources

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The Nieman Journalism Lab alerts us to “The Hub,” a virtual clubhouse for community nonprofit news sites.
There is plenty of helpful information for community news organizations and citizen media groups.

Social Media, Networking Workshop Tops 100 Attendees, Sign Up Now

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Our Social Media Integration workshop set for Oct. 22-23 at Kennesaw State University now has more than 100 high profile professionals signed up. Should you be among them for this great learning and networking opportunity?
Don’t miss out on two power-packed days. The keynoter is Shiv Singh, Director Digital Engagement & Social Media at PepsiCo and [...]