These are the latest additions to MMJ free Journalism Summer School. Hopefully they'll give you stuff to do on the rare occasions you want to engage your brain in the coming weeks. How's your social media clout?
The 10,000 Words blog has this week published a post listing seven premium WordPress themes for journalists, costing between $17 and $69. This article follows an earlier post on seven great free WordPress themes.
Hitpost’s new app allows you to become a sports reporter for your favorite team. Instead of uploading your own photos, you can file instant sports reports using Hitpost photos and scores right off the sidelines. You can add your own commentary, geo-tagged your post, and share your reports via Hitpost feeds, Facebook, Twitter, SMS and email.
What happens when you, as a journalist, are covering a foreign story and need to make arrangements to gain access to a local official/politician/location or similar? In many parts of the world it is normal practice to engage a local 'fixer', someone familiar with the local environment or administrative set-up, to use their contacts and local knowledge to ease your path. Clearly, if somebody provides that service for you it is only right that you pay a reasonable fee for it. No problem so far. But what happens when your fixer says they can make the local bureaucratic wheels turn faster - and you can meet your deadline - if they make a payment or other 'consideration' of some kind to a third party who is in a position to expedite your request. It is in situations like this that a journalist, and their employer, can fall foul of the new UK Bribery Act.
The phone-hacking scandal has put investigative journalism in the dock. Yet without investigative journalism - and in particular the meticulous work of one investigative journalist, Nick Davies, of the Guardian...
Fourteen questions submitted by the Guardian to No 10 regarding Andy Coulson's vetting, and the answer we received (RT @jemimakiss: Must read - the Guardian's questions to Downing Street on Andy Coulson, and how they responded: http://bit.ly/pfR2dd...)...
A few years ago my old boss, David Laventhol, had an extended conversation with Rupert Murdoch about newspapers. It was after some sort of big-deal journalism dinner, and they talked long after the tired waiters wished they'd go.
OK, you could learn Flash and Photoshop But life's too short So what multimedia journalists need are simple, free software applications that take all the technical stuff out of creating timelines and visualisations. We need to be able to combine text, images, video and audio, and root all that information into a timeline that is easily embedded in our websites or blogs. We'll take a look here at two applications that give us everything we need: Dipity and Vuvox
Search Engine WatchHOW TO: Use Google+ For Your Job SearchMashable (blog)The stats are impressive, but the new social network has room to grow in catching up with its massive competitors Twitter and Facebook.
Employers are running social-media searches on job applicantsMarketWatchCHICAGO (MarketWatch) — The next time you apply for a job, don't be surprised if you have to agree to a social-media background check.
Downing Street’s close relationship with News Interational revealed Rupert Murdoch’s media businesses entertained David Cameron’s closest advisers more than any other organisation according to the latest data accessed by the Bureau of Investigative...
A fortnight ago Journalism.co.uk suggested 10 ways journalists can use Google+. Here are another 10 tips, tricks and tools from across the web for reporters wanting to engage with the estimated 20 million Google+ users.
Are you a broadcast or multimedia journalism student? Do you focus on text, but want to expand your skill set? You've come to the right place! Terry FitzPatrick. UPIU's multimedia mentors are going to be sharing their ...