Life According to Krista

February, 2012 Archive

Feb 28

Aram Zucker-Schraff from the Office of Student Media talked about search engine¬†optimization. This is the act of getting your articles to the top of Google and other search engines. Title, description, and keywords are all the most important things for search engine optimization. The description tag is a summary of what your site/article is about. […]

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Feb 28

Mark Briggs gives tips to aspiring journalists such as how to make money in the business and how to make yourself known. His main points focus on making money in the industry. He emphasizes the importance of building readership so advertisers will be more likely to approach you and the viewers will be more likely […]

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Feb 28

While at the Newseum there were many things that reminded me of our Online Journalism class. There were six floors, all filled with information from news of all types and times. I started off on the first floor, where there was a giant piece of the Berlin Wall. It was fascinating to see the west […]

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Feb 28

I already did a post on Mark Briggs’ chapter three of Journalism Next, but I am going to do a quick list of things that are important in this chapter. In a blog, it is so important to: Gain viewers and a large audience. Keep your blog organized and easy to use so people can […]

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Feb 23

Mark Briggs emphasizes the importance of visual aid in blogging in chapter 6 of his Journalism Next book. Pictures and videos keep the audience captive and interested in the subject matter and can sometimes even help explain what the writer is talking about. Whether you are using your own photos or copyrighted photos, make sure […]

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Feb 21

Here are some of the most important tips Mark Potts gave us when visiting our Communication 361 class: In the last year or two, more people have begun to get their news from online instead of from a newspaper. Only unique news products can be successful. You must find a way to separate yourself from […]

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Feb 21

I was born in 1990, so I find this article on the 90s very humorous.

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Feb 21

In chapter five of Mark Briggs’ Journalism Next book, he talks about how cell phones and mobile devices can play a large role in journalism. Not only can they capture pictures and videos, but mobile devices are able to quickly post the information to different social media outlets and make news. Journalists can now use […]

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Feb 21

Steve Myers writes about a new social media tool called “Seriously Rapid Source Review” (SRSR) which tries to filter out important, legitimate tweets. The software creators came up with 741 words that could likely be used in a newsworthy tweet and made it easy to search with those words. There is a formula in place […]

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Feb 21

John Paton worked in the “Golden Era of journalism” and explains how newspapers and their executives have changed. He goes on to say that he has to learn so many new things this day in age with new technologies, social media and new people in the business. The article describes how the Internet is taking […]

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