Everyone complains about how social media is full of hoaxes and inaccuracies in the aftermath of a breaking-news event like the shooting down of Malaysian Flight MH17, but we all have the ability to fact-check the news. Here are some resources to do so
Whether it's personal or organizational stories, the techniques to find and tell your story are similar. Read the full article to find out more about these 15 techniques to beef up your storytelling skills:
Know the changeOwn your messageBridge itDetails, details!Surprise!Travel across timeGet thyself a story buddyFind the lessonMake visual stepping stonesSet a low bar for yourself as you beginRemember, it’s a journeyFind 5 storiesPracticeListenSet your sights on your end line[bonus] Tell it before you write it
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
When Charlie Beckett asked me to join the Polis journalism conference this week at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he showed the depth of his university by asking a surprisingly practical journalism question for a school
I enrolled at the University of Miami’s School of Communication to pursue my career goal: become a television news anchor. In August, I will begin my senior year and assume the role of station manager of the campus television station. Do I feel like I am on track for my career goal? Yes. Do I feel like I can get a news job after college? Yes.
While journalism professors who want to update their courses face slow approval processes in academia, the field is rapidly evolving, prompting many to wonder what a journalism school should look like...
Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is one of my s/heroes. In this day and age of branded journalism, she is one of the few women who has solidly branded herself as the Go To Gal for internet trends. She comes out with an annual report packed with excellent analysis, and the world becomes clearer for all of us. Thank you, Ms. Meeker!