Archives: web journalism

A web journalism start-up worth a long look

March 9, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, web journalism.

A former student of mine, Hannah Margaret Allen, is a founding editor at a new website called Inverse. The site is aimed at people who are seriously into looking at the present and the future. Here’s what she says about it: “Men’s publications have historically leaned on the idea that manhood is an achievable goal, • Read More »

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

December 19, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, journalism, journalism education, teaching journalism, web journalism, writing, Writing for the Mass Media.

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

December 16, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, journalism, news, teaching journalism, web journalism.

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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7 reasons why you should encourage your students to tweet your lectures

December 12, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, JEM 200, journalism, journalism education, reporting, web journalism, writing.

Some professors ban laptops, tablets and smart phones from their classrooms, seeing them as distractions for their students. Instead, they should welcome them as tools for engagement.

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Creating an interactive chart with Google Spreadsheets (video)

December 5, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, journalism, journalism education, teaching journalism, web journalism.

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

December 3, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, journalism, journalists, web journalism.

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

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Website design: what the ACA designers missed, and KY got right

October 29, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, journalism, web journalism.

Jakob Neilsen’s Nielsen Norman Group, web design researchers, has a critique of the site that is as enlightening as it is devastating. There are lessons in it for all of us who work with the web. The critique is written by Jen Cardello and says the website broke 10 usability guideline the NNG preaches over and over again.

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Introduction to online journalism

May 14, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: web journalism.

News organizations see the day — very soon — when the web will be the centerpiece of what they do. Not print or over-the-air broadcasting. The good news is that the web is a relatively low-cost way of distributing information compared to printing presses and delivery trucks. The bad news is that the overall economics are not as lucrative. More bad news: news organizations haven’t figured out how to use the web to gain audiences. Many do not even understand what the web is about. (Unfortunately, that goes for many journalism schools, too.)

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Audio journalism III: Teaching j-students about recording, editing and distribution

March 8, 2009 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: audio journalism, journalism education, web journalism.

Beginning journalism students, in their first news writing classes, should be taught the basics of audio journalism and should put those basics into practice. The concept of audio journalism takes us beyond the medium of radio and requires that we think about sound itself as an increasingly available and important tool of the journalist (as • Read More »