Running an Effective Online Newsroom in the Digital Age

Running an online newsroom is becoming a necessity in today’s journalistic world. While in some ways similar to a traditional newsroom, an online format requires different traits. Having a mix of tech savvy writers and traditional news writers is a great place to start. New ideas and technologies are always forming and you must be [...]

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The NetJournos go wireframing!

The assignment was to take what we’ve learned about news sites this term and wireframe our own!

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@BrianBelko tweets “Cleveland Indians Trade Deadline”

Will they be buyer or sellers? Will they just stand pat? Will any of the rumors prove to be true?

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Writing & tweeting ain’t the same thing…

Check out the awesome tweets from the summer edition of Journ 397w… These jaunty journos took a @TechCrunch article, summarized it in 50 words and then shrunk it down Twitter-style.

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Thank a student

I’ve long held the notion that I learn greatly from my students. This is certainly true of @DustinSenger, which makes me even more gratified that I can make an impact as a teacher. Congrats (and thanks) to Dustin and to all of my students, both past and present! And a very special congrats to those [...]

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Tweeting Haiku

A series of haikus about Rick Santorum’s victory in Louisiana, and what it means for the Mitt Romney inevitability meme as well as the pool of Republican candidates.

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BAT’s Bad (Fat-Fingered) Day

On Friday, March 22 2012 there was a “Flash Crash” in the price of Apple’s stock. Here’s what happened.

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Summarizing long to short, and shorter

This is a fun assignment testing students’ ability to summarize a long piece. An added twist is summarizing once again, in tweet.

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4 Ways I Learn from My Students

Back to school today! It’s always a fun time of year… the prospect of learning fresh, learning from my students. That’s right. I always look to my students to learn something new. They might use different tools than I might or have differing perspectives on writing and techniques, but most often they open my eyes [...]

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Hello Journos!

Hello Journos!

Welcome to NetJourno.com. This blog is an online extension of a course at UMass Amherst – Intro to Online Journalism. Here, students past and present will display their learnings and ideas as they refine skills in the online space as journalists. Expect to see critiques of mainstream media (MSM) alongside creative mashups of trends and [...]

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