News organizations: Think like your readers

I have new duty to add to journalists’ jobs: Imagine how readers will use the information news organizations disseminate. In the past, it was enough to gather the information, accurately explain it, and make some sort of sense of the Continue reading

A journalist’s guide to the Twitter #hashtag

Sure enough, when I talk to a journalist who has just started on Twitter, inevitably the question will come up: What’s the tic tac toe thing all about? Welcome to the hashtag. The hashtag is simply adding a keyword with the Continue reading

Twitter for journalists, part two

In the early days of this blog, I wrote about how journalists can use Twitter on the job. This is an update. Many of the same suggestions remain important, although I believe that Twitter’s potential benefit for journalists is even greater Continue reading

CommSpace launches for media professors, students, researchers

Here are some interesting links from around the blogosphere and tips about tools that I thought you might find useful. Enjoy. CommSpace: A new social network just for media/journalism/communications professors, students, and researchers has launched! It’s run by Sage Publications, Continue reading

Save the Media’s top posts of 2009

I can hardly believe it has been more than a year since I started this blog. Back in those early days, I had hardly any readers. I was writing for myself, but bit by bit some of you started to Continue reading

Great journalism blogs, Twitter lists, and RSS feeds

Haven’t done short-takes for a while, so seems like it is time for my list of interesting stuff from around the blogosphere. Great blogs: I love lists. I think they are a very useful way to convey a lot of Continue reading

Student: Twitter helps me ‘selectively receive’ news

Another post in my occasional series, “What the Heck Do You Do On Twitter.” This one is from Juliette Lynch, a senior photojournalism and international relations major at Syracuse University. She loves photography and storytelling, people and traveling, and of Continue reading