Today’s entries come from John Henry and Allyson Bird.
First John’s links:
10,000 Words – This is an offshoot of the Mediabistro blog sites. 10,000 Words meshes journalism and tech news into one handy blog. Here you’ll find numerous entries that explain how to design blogs, websites and maps for journalistic use. Also, the site covers how major stations and publications are using technology as well.
– Mediactive is another blog that places focus on how to combine technological advances with journalism. This specific page is a blog entry about useful apps all journalists should have on their phones.
TVNewsGrapevine – This is strictly a television blog. A former reporter, current news director runs the site. He unloads hundred of tips here and while you may disagree with some, its hard not to appreciate extra advice on this industry.
Stuff Journalists Like – Finally, a humor website. This website is a list of all the things journalists like. Entries include everything from weather story coverage to the inverted pyramid. Read through and see if you agree.
And here are Ally’s links:
– This is a website that compiles headlines from all news sources–local, regional, national and international. I’ve used it at KOMU before and wrote a story based off of the facts. It’s really nice because you can type in key words you’re looking for, or scroll through to see the latest headlines.
– This was a really interesting story I found on how Facebook and Twitter both helped the everything that went on. I think it’s super interesting to see that these websites played such a large role in something the entire world was watching. Also, on twitter there is a #jan25 where people tweeted about everything going on in Egypt. People are still tweeting with the hashtag talking about the future.
The last two are about something I came across that I though was interesting. I was kind of confused by it at first, but, simply put, Quora it is a new way to ask questions and have others answer them. You can look at all the questions that have been asked, and all of the answers. It’s still getting started and they’re still working out glitches. You can read about Quora here and a link is from the Poynter Institute about ways journalists can use Quora for reporting. I think that as this progresses, this could be something KOMU to use and engage our audience even more. Our viewers are very vocal on Facebook and Twitter, so here’s another site they can answer questions. You can also search for news organizations to see what people are saying about them. Again, it sounds like it’s in it’s first stages, but it could be something for the future.