Better smartphone photos

Sometimes somebody just says it so well, that you feel like sharing it, right?  So, check out this summary of a post on Mashable, that explores the best features of the photo app, Camera+.  Or better yet, watch the 2:00 tutorial by clicking on the image below. The “Clarity” filter on the app is a …

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Branding when you’re a brand new journalist

Even if you’re not so new to journalism, you may be just starting to realize that creating a personal brand is part of the profession now.  Speaking at Journalism Interactive in Florida, Lynn Walsh of SPJ’s GenJ has some ideas on how to get yourself and your work noticed. The first step, Walsh says is …

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Snow Fall and the future of multimedia storytelling

Expansive, interactive, engaging–the New York Times multimedia feature Snow Fall is all of that and more. The six-part online feature took more than six months to produce. Lead reporter John Branch worked with video journalist Catherine Spangler and a team of multimedia producers and graphic designers to develop one of the most talked-about online stories ever. More than …

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Top qualities of a top journalist

Contributed by Anna Ellingburg Students often feel inundated with advice about the hundreds of skills and attributes journalists “must have” in order to be successful. But the journalists at WMC Action News 5 in Memphis have narrowed the list to five essential qualities of a solid journalist. 1. Dedication Photojournalist Bo Bradley says a real …

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