Archive forMarch, 2012

      I ┬áhave a passion for news. I enjoy watching different talents and watch their personalities shine beyond the teleprompter. ESPN gives a lot of cushion for anchors to play with words and make witty metaphors. Stuart Scott, my favorite anchor, coined the phrase, “He’s as cool as the other side of the […]

      My second workshop was lead by Connect2Mason multimedia journalist Jake McClernon. Jake had mentioned in class that he was inspired by a visit from Bj Koubaroulis. Jake assembled a team of aspiring journalist and started the Late Night Patriot. LNP is a live streamed broadcast that highlights news around George Mason and […]

I attended a workshop in the JC Starlab. I sat down with Victor Santos a friend and employee there and learned how to use Photoshop and how to perfect Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Pro wasn’t hard because I had worked with Avid before, but there were a few differences. Victor showed me how to […]

Trayvon Martin

March 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Feburary 28th, 2012 has changed one family’s life and is slowly spreading throughout the nation. 17 year old Trayvon Martin was gunned down in his father’s gated subdivison by the neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Martin, was visiting his father after he had been suspended from school. He was wearing a hoody and and created […]

That chapter starts with giving helpful tips on how to organize yourself as a professional and as a journalist. Here are the steps to the “Inbox Zero” Method Limit the time the email program is up on your screen Focus on other task for a couple of hours Relaunch the email program and only read […]

The power of video has enhanced the story telling ability. The text starts with a story about a baseball player who has one leg and played the game well. There was no audio or sound from the stands. It was hailed as inspirational because you weren’t watching a handicap baseball player round bases or bat […]

The last chapter send gives us helpful tools on how to build a digital audience for news. Here are the fundamentals: Track your content Web analytics Search engine optimization Effective headline writing for the web Distribution though social media Track You Content: What to Track? Total news stories per day Blog post by specific blog […]

Th internet has created a new realm of journalism. Technology today can connect a Journalist’s work directly though an URL. The birth of the internet and social media such as Facebook and Twitter has created a new aspect on how news should be presented. Journalist now have to generate stories that will start conversations. The […]

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