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Instagram. Should your news organization use it?

  Even if Instagram does not bring direct page views to websites, many news organizations use it anyway, photographer Richard Koci Hernandez explained at the Online News Association conference in … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Takeways from the Online News Association Conference #ONA12

  The workshops at the Online News Association in San Francisco were filled with a vibrant bunch of journalists, ranging in experience from less than a year to 30 years … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social Media at funerals/ Tweeting a fallen CHP Officer

Let me begin with a full disclosure here. I am the daughter of a fire chief. When my Dad’s funeral was held in November 2010, I found myself leaning out … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Should digital journalists be great at just a few things?

This post raises in interesting issue for journalists, experienced and novice alike. It argues that the industry needs people with specialized skills not a Jack ( or Jill) of all … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment