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Writing good tags should be part of the journalist’s writing process

At minimum, tags should include • all of the proper names and places referred to in your story; • major ideas and concepts of the subject of the story: • important actions and processes referred to in the story.

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The web imposes new responsibilities on journalists

The web has imposed new responsibilities on the journalist – responsibilities that go far beyond those of the traditional print or broadcast reporter.

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Creating an interactive chart with Google Spreadsheets (video)

How do you make an interactive chart like this one and put it onto your web page? The video on this page will explain it all.

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The sliderule analogy

The analogy between teaching journalism and teaching mathematics is just about perfect. But there’s a problem.

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Katie Couric, David Pogue, Yahoo and the inexorable march to online

Katie Couric is the latest media star to catch a glimpse of the future. That future is online.

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Going online: What I tell high school teachers and students

A news website gives scholastic journalists the opportunity to do something they’ve never done — practice “daily journalism.”

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Batchgeo.com: Getting data onto a map

Getting data onto a map has never been particularly easy — for reasons I don’t understand. But things are getting better. A few weeks ago I tried something called Batchgeo.com. It’s extremely easy. You paste the geographic data you have in an Exel file into a window on the website, and in a few seconds […]

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Headline writing for the web

Some of the most important words a journalist will write for the web are the headline. A headline has always been very important for print media. It is vitally important for the web. Because headlines appear in lists as links rather than with the body of the story, they are the reader’s first introduction to […]

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Exercise: Learning HTML tags 02

Name Course Section Date Instructor   1. I can’t decide whether I should go to California or Florida. Insert bold tags for the names of the states. Type the entire sentence.   2. To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee of Monroeville, Ala. Insert italic tags for the title of the book. Type […]

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Exercise: Learning HTML tags 01

Name Course Section Date Instructor   1. I can’t decide whether I should go to California or Florida. Insert bold tags for the names of the states. Type the entire sentence.   2. To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee of Monroeville, Ala. Insert italic tags for the title of the book. Type […]

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