Monthly Archives: May 2007

National Writers’ Workshop in Fort Lauderdale

Fresh from my inbox: Registration for the National Writers’ Workshop in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is open! The workshop, hosted by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, is part of a series by the Poynter Institute with six stops across the United States. … Continue reading

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Online tools for freelancers

Lifehacker highlights a great list of 100 free or low-cost tools especially made for freelancers. The list includes project management tools, financial services, online storage/data transfer space and professional social networking sites. Missing from this list are a good RSS … Continue reading

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Google launches new maps blog

Google announced today a new blog called Google LatLong dedicated to providing updates on their Maps, Earth and Local services. “As web mapping (dare I say “the geoweb”?) matures, we’re finding that we have a lot more to communicate about … Continue reading

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Media executives rip into Google

A panel of leading media executives took a combative tone against search engines during a panel discussion at the 56th annual National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Reuters reports. “The Googles of the world, they are the Custer of the modern … Continue reading

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Under the hood of Observer.com

The New York Observer underwent a redesign using Drupal as its content-management system. The project leaders have posted an article on Drupal.org about how they redesigned the site, shoveled over 22,000 old articles and overcame the challenges they faced while … Continue reading

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Don’t learn the book, just do

[Photo by VJL] Mindy McAdams tells the tale of a student who recently came in wanting to become an independent video journalist. The problem: She doesn’t know a lick of HTML. See her advice to the student. Some like to … Continue reading

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NPPA Conference June 1-2

The 2007 NPPA Photojournalism Summit will take place in Portland, Oregon this year, and the speakers list features a who’s who of online talent. The list of multimedia speakers includes: Rich Beckman, professor of multimedia design and production at the … Continue reading

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Digg embroiled in user revolt over DRM postings

The popular news ranking site Digg is currently undergoing a full-scale revolt of its users after someone posted the copyright encryption code for HD-DVD discs. After Digg pulled the posting with the key, users soon got wind and flooded the … Continue reading

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Online journalism to-do list

Bryan Murley over at Innovation in College Media has a great checklist of online-related tasks that college publications should be doing. But the list is also a good guide of tasks for those who want to get started in online … Continue reading

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