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May 2

The main goal for today is to get over to Holroyd 167 at 3:15 for an editing session on Adobe Premiere CC. Here are the two clips I demo-ed last week in my office with external and internal mics (right-click, Save link as) to experiment with if you need some footage.

But in part one, I [...]

April 25

Here’s a first take on the plan:

Note how Canva embeds on WordPress.org but not WordPress.com
Hand back Olson post and Canva/Excel graphics
A reminder that due today are posts on mobile journalism (Group 4) and Lane DeGregory’s webinar on finding your voice

Pulitzer Prize winner for feature writing – Tampa Bay Times

Check in on final story package [...]

Links for posts

Here are links you will need to do your two posts for next week. For Group4 Mojo:

The four articles (note where one cites author of another piece):

Mojo Handbook released
MediaShift article
World News publishers
Article by Ivo Burum, one of the handbook authors

Group 4′s PowerPoint

For Lane DeGregory webinar on voice, here is her Stormy Daniels story, and the [...]

April 18

Bit off a bit too much last week … but we time left to get things done, leaving out some topics planned for the next two weeks (Google analytics, custom Google maps, the Knight Lab i.e. Timeline.js). So today, not necessarily in this order:

Start with the live NewsU webinar with Lane DeGregory on finding your [...]

Top 11 blogging tips

From copyblogger.com, a good place to know. You can read more about it in their post.

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March 25

Right now, there is no monitor to project in class. So some plans listed here will move to Wednesday, although this was intended as a day to conference on coverage of the Easter food drive.

I would like to:

return the A Place at the Table reviews with some resulting suggestions on effective writing and blogging
ask that [...]

Google announces news keywords

Official Google blog site

Google has instituted a new <meta> tag that will direct people to  news stories “under the hood,” so that the headline text can now be more creative and clever, restoring the talent that most headline writers had long cultivated for print. For more, follow the Google Help Center article at the [...]

NY Times could use a editor

This was spotted by Hofstra prof Kelly Fincham in the print edition of the New York Times yesterday. It was still there online at 9 the next morning. I’ve highlighted the relevant bit, but take a look and see if you can spot the error (answer below):

Still waiting, one day later

A: He’s from Ireland—not a [...]

8 secrets that can make your blog fly

This is from NPR’s Matt Thompson, who runs a blog called the Argo Project (Toronto Argos?) that appears to be a network of bloggers connected to NPR. While these lists of tips are common on the Web (see Secret #2, “Numbering is Narrative“), this should serve as a good list for class next spring. Also, [...]