Category Archives: blogging

Free tools for digital journalism, storytelling

[photo by OZinOH] I wanted to share a list of cool, free multimedia tools from a talk I presented last night at Florida International University during a meeting of the fledgling Hacks/Hackers chapter in Miami. I also got to help … Continue reading

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6 Awesome South Florida Media, Tech Events Coming Soon

South Florida is totally kickin’ it during the next few months¬†with great multimedia and tech events. There’s Code With Me for those wanting to get started in multimedia. WordCamp Miami is great and inexpensive for developers and content creators. SunshinePHP … Continue reading

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Online News Readers Use 5 Sites or Fewer, Study Says [NYTimes]

From the NY Times: “Only 35 percent of the people who go online for news have a favorite site, and just 21 percent are more or less ‘monogamous,’ relying primarily on a single Internet news source, according to a survey … Continue reading

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How To Sell Ads On Low-Traffic Sites [Smashing Magazine]

“But though it may feel like putting the cart before the horse, there are many good reasons and ways to sell ad space on low-traffic websites. What you need to always keep in mind is that, while advertisers are drawn … Continue reading

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Free Multimedia Tool Workshop Updated Handouts

Hey Journalistopians, it’s been a long while, but I wanted to post the handouts and examples I’ll be sharing at this weekend’s Online News Association Parachute Training in Boca Raton, Fla. Feel free to use these in presentations, in the … Continue reading

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5 Must-Read Online Media Books

As I stared at my bookshelf this evening, I got to thinking about the books I most often recommend to online journalism colleagues and workshop participants. I figure my pals in the blogosphere might find such a list useful as … Continue reading

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Handouts for today’s FSNE multimedia workshops

Hey folks, just wanted to post the handouts I’ll be giving out at the two FSNE multimedia workshops I’ll be leading this afternoon in Tampa. One session is on blogging and the other is on new online media tools. Here … Continue reading

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Not-to-Miss Florida Online Media, Technology Events

A group of online technology enthusiasts listens in on a presentation at BarCamp Orlando in 2007. The event is now in its third year. [Photo by Josh Hallett ] In the next few months, yours truly’s calendar is jam-packed with … Continue reading

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One Key Piece of Advice for All Journalists

David Cohn has posted a great series of interviews with several media innovators over at his blog.¬† But there is one particular piece of advice from Cohn’s interview with Adrian Holovaty (4:15 in) that I think needs to be heard … Continue reading

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10 Things Online Editors can do to Save Their Jobs

Learning the skills to “do it yourself” can help you keep your online media job in these tough times and possibly get you an even better gig. [Photo by Tommy Huynh] If you’re a web worker at a news site, … Continue reading

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How to Save Your Online Clips

Count on the fact that some of the journalism work living on your news site will go up in smoke. To protect yourself, make sure you’re keeping digital copies of your portfolio. [Photo by Mr. Peebles] Journo/developer Joe Murphy has … Continue reading

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GateHouse Lawsuit vs. New York Times Co. has Dire Implications

GateHouse Media filed a lawsuit Monday against the New York Times Co. alleging copyright infringement after the NYT-owned Boston Globe frequently posted links containing headlines and the first sentences from articles on GateHouse’s community news sites. -View the Document: The … Continue reading

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