I am currently a student at New England School of Communications with a concentration of print and web journalism. I was editor of NESCom and; Husson University's campus paper during the first semester of my freshman year. I was previously the managing editor of largest broadsheet student run newspaper in New England, The Tide. As for work non-related to school, I was a paid freelance bi-weekly columnist for Fosters Daily Democrat in 2008. I am a fan of Hunter S. Thompson, Anderson Cooper, Fareed Zakaria, and others. I want to be an investigative journalist and an editor as my future career. I read and research a lot. I always read a variety of news from a variety of sources. I do not limit myself to any specific topic, but the topics that I am most interested in would be politics, crime & controversial issues. I keep myself up-to-date with all news: international, political, health, environmental, sports, crime, education, celebrity, entertainment, technology, business, etc. My posts are done from my personal 13" 2010 Macbook Pro (early 20th birthday present).
The Journalism 101 video with Josh about interviews will be up when the editing is finished.
The next Journalism 101 video will discuss and act out the dos and don'ts of interviews. The interviews are specifically for print or web - not the type of interviews a broadcast journalist would conduct for a television show or any other sort of broadcast.
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When newspapers and magazines were more popular than web pages the way that the readers were able to comment and give feedback was through "letters to the editor." The editors of each were able to choose and edit which comments made its way into the paper.
The movie "Social Network" directed by David Finch has just come out with its trailer. Nikky Raney's input on the movie which comes out October 1, 2010.
note: I have always called him David Finch ever since Seven came out, because it was a joking nickname. I probably should have mentioned that. His name is David Fincher, for anyone who was confused.
Posted in Labels: accuracy, blogging, citizen journalism, credibility, death, earsucker, exclusive, fact checking, google, lindsay lohan, nikkyraney, rumors, rush limbaugh, twitter, wikipedia, yahoo, zennie62.com | at 10:27 AM
Lindsay Lohan has been the victim of the most recent celebrity death rumor. While there have been two recent deaths within these past few days: Lindsay Lohan is not one of them.
Journalism 101: The difference between BLOGGING and being a JOURNALIST.
The recent news regarding Lindsay Lohan makes it even more important that she sticks by a close friend, and Kim Kardashian is a great friend to Lohan to have during this tough time.
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Episode 1: Take your own photos & do not watermark a photo that you did not take yourself. Watermarking is for photographers that do not want someone else to take credit for their images, and websites may also have watermarking for the same purpose. Always credit where you got your photo & who took it. If you cannot take the photo yourself then maybe make an infographic, graphic, or a chart of some sort to go alongside the story.
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Lindsay Lohan's manicure was given its own blog entry on CNN's Marquee Blog.
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The Last Airbender in 3D was hard to appreciate once the plot and characters became far too familiar to America's racial stereotypes.
Journalism 101 was a Youtube series I was going to start a few years ago, but I didn't have a very good camera or editing program. Having a Macbook Pro has really changed things for me, and I think I can resurrect that old series. I am sure it will start off slow, but I am really going to keep at this thing. I plan to do a couple vlogs a week. I have been doing a lot more promotion & part of what I am doing with Zennie involves Youtube. I am hoping to become a Youtube partner (like Zennie62's Youtube)! If I can get a partnership and if I can get some more money I will be able to blog more often. I have a lot of things I have to do in my REAL life, and I wish I was updating THIS blog more frequently, but since I will need to be updating Youtube more frequently I want this blog to benefit from it. So, Journalism 101 will be little journalism tips from me.
I was talking on the phone with Zennie last night & he thinks positively of the rise of citizen journalists. The only reason I disagree with that is the same reason I don't think that a blogger is a journalist. I would prefer the term to be "citizen blogger" if anything.