Using Twitter to cover sporting events

As a reporter in this day and age, journalists have to know how to use social media as part of their jobs. For sports reporters, that means posting updates from games. JEADigitalMedia.org has a great post providing tips and tricks for how to most effectively use Twitter to provide live…

Be aware of ‘grammar non-rules’

Writing brings me great joy. However, it can be struggle for some. This is partially due to all the “rules” one must follow when constructing even the simplest of sentences. However, you need to be careful to not fall into the trap of “non-rules.” In April 2011, Maddam Grammar writer…

Social media goes down, news readership goes up

On Aug. 3, Facebook went down for 45 minutes. This didn’t lead people to simply put down their phones or walk away from their computers. Instead, they went to news websites. Josh Schwartz, writing for Nieman Lab, points to this occurrence being indicative of changes in traffic trends. “[W]e’ve seen a major reversal…

Looking into media’s use of Facebook Groups

The Nieman Journalism Lab, funded by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, studies all things journalism. Nieman Lab reporter Christine Schmidt recently took a look at how news organizations are utilizing Facebook Groups are “nurturing communities around a common thread, an event, or a locality, or gathering subscribers/fans in…

CJR questions podcasting

Podcasts are all the rage right now, and that can probably be attributed to the break-out success of “Serial“, the “This American Life” spinoff that is a true-crime drama told in episodes. Of course, a wildly successful production isn’t enough to make an entire genre or platform popular. Technology has played…

Poynter shares 50 writing tips

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a non-profit school focused on journalism. Besides offering different webinars and other educational opportunities, the organization provides insight into the journalism industry. All of their content is insightful and informative. The entire site is worth a read. However, if you are specifically looking…