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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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BlogOrlando Schedule Posted, Registration Open

If you’ve been waiting to see who’s coming to BlogOrlando this year before you decide to make the trip, well wait no further! The schedule is now posted and features some of the smartest blogging minds around — all for … Continue reading

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Catnip for Online Designers with SND’s Best of Multimedia Entries

Want to see the best online information design the news industry is producing? Then you might want to tune into the SND Update Blog for the next few days as SND highlights entries from their worldwide Best of Multimedia Design … Continue reading

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Webby Award winners announced (with news organization list)

Just announced: 2008’s Webby Award winners! The Webby Awards picks through the best of the Web and grants awards in more categories than you can shake a stick at. I’ve pored through the list and extracted the winners from news-related … Continue reading

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MultimediaShooter is resurrected

After a hack attack that would have devastated lesser journos, Richard Koci Hernandez and crew are back in action with MultimediaShooter. If you haven’t yet, go check it out for one of the best sites out there about news video … Continue reading

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SXSW video is online

Head on over to the conference site for South by Southwest (SXSW) for free video from the media and entertainment conference. You’ll want to particularly peruse the Interactive Coverage. And yes, the much-maligned Zuckerberg/Lacy interview is there too. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Knight-Batten Award finalists announced

J-Lab has announced the 2007 winners of the Knight-Batten Awards. The finalists include’s OnBeing, Reuters’ Second Life reporting and the Orlando Sentinel‘s Varsity MyTeam site (woo-ha!). See the list of finalists here (with links), as well as the 2007 … Continue reading

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Pew: 57% of Internet users watch video

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has released a study this week that indicates: -57% of Internet users have watched online videos and MOST of them share what they find. -Three-fourths of broadband users who have high-speed connections at … 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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World’s best machinima (movies made from video games)

Slate has payed the world of gamer geeks a big nod by creating a slideshow of YouTube videos showcasing the very best machinima, a style of film made using the actual video games to create the scenes. Now I must … Continue reading

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SofaTube: A different way of looking at content

When you have a spare minute, drop by the new SofaTube, a service that swipes YouTube and Revver videos and completely reconfigures the layout to make it more viewable from far away (hence, on your sofa).SofaTube is apparently being marketed … Continue reading

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