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Student journalists need to learn SEO more than they need AP style

Robert Niles has a write-up about teaching journalism students SEO more than AP. Go read the whole thing. Last week, journalists reacting to the Associated Press’s announcement that it would replace “Web site” with “website” in the AP Stylebook pushed the phrase “AP Stylebook” onto Twitter’s trending topics list. (FWIW, OJR’s style for the past [...]

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Citizen Photojournalism: Unsustainable Approaches to New Media

Recent technological developments, particularly with regard to internet technology, have dramatically increased access to information and facilitated the proliferation of information sources. The need to instantly access this information and to allow the spread of digital information on the internet has eroded the capacity of professional journalists to create and disseminate news. A significant reason [...]

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I Heart Journalism: The Mallard Lake Landfill Press Conference Story

Call it what you will, but I really believe what I’m doing here in the Midwest is Journalism pure and simple. Sure, it’s not the journalism that was and hopefully not the journalism that will be, but it’s journalism in transition and it’s exciting. Case in point was last Friday. I was asked by several [...]

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New Tricks: Create a successful news vertical

Some forward-thinking Statesman employee had reserved the domain name “hookem” more than a decade ago. All it needed was a purpose. This past summer, we gave it one when we launched the niche site just before the Horns football team started 2-a-day practices. The Statesman had a Longhorns forum for more than a decade, but [...]

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