I first presented this article at the World Journalism Education Congress in Paris. It was recently published in the New York University Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law. Read the article or download a PDF version. Background In 2018 The
Tips: Journalism Job Search
Recent graduates, don’t fret. You will eventually land the job you have dreamed of. There will likely be a few twists and turns along the way. The career path nowadays, and particularly in journalism, is anything but linear. Below are
Tutorials: Social Media for Journalists
Many thanks to Tamara Baluja for creating these webinar tutorials. Tamara is a social media editor with CBC News British Columbia and the Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. I met Tamara in the spring semester when she attended my Mobile
Teaching LIVE Storytelling Across Mobile and Social Platforms
Like other journalism professors, I attempt in my courses to replicate the feeling of working in a newsroom. Such an approach is particularly important in my Mobile and Social Media Journalism course at Ithaca College, given that the majority of students
Journalists, Keep Political Opinions to Yourself
Journalists who publicly share their political opinions can lose the trust of the public and find themselves without a job. That was the case for a Cleveland television anchor and meteorologist. During the 2016 US Presidential Election, they were fired after
Who Owns A Reporter’s Social Media Accounts?
The Roanoke Times is suing one of its former sports reporters over what the outlet calls a breach of its social media policy. Andy Bitter, the reporter, left his position at the Times for a competing news outlet. He took with
Webinar: Optimizing Your Reporting on Social Media
I was invited to conduct this webinar for NPR member stations across the country. I discuss some of the most innovative ways of engaging audiences on social media. Webinar Topics ✅ Social media graphics ✅ Social media “readable” videos
Tutorial: “Readable” Social Media Videos
This video tutorial gives an overview of how to create “readable” social media videos with the Adobe Spark Video app. Through the use of text on the screen, viewers should be able to understand a story without having to turn
Tutorial: Social Media Graphics
This video tutorial gives an overview of how to create social media graphics with the Adobe Spark Post app. Social media graphics are a great way to make your content stand-out in the sea of “noise” in a news feed.
Tutorial: iMovie App
This video tutorial gives a brief overview of how to use the iMovie app for iOS devices. Mobile apps for producing content in the field are discussed in Chapter 5, From the Field: The Mobile Journalist.