WordPress Setup and Workshop

Industry Blogs First, it’s important to know that there are different types of blogs. Let’s visit these examples to see how people in our field are using blogs. Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs. For example, The New York … Continue reading “WordPress Setup and Workshop”

Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internships

DOW JONES NEWS FUND SUMMER INTERNSHIPS We offer college juniors, seniors and graduate students paid, prestigious internships at the nation’s leading news organizations. Interns attend a one-week pre-internship training program to prepare them for the newsroom. Applications due Nov. 1. … Continue reading “Dow Jones News Fund Summer Internships”

Invitation to Student Roundtable Discussion with AP Reporters

Two AP reporters who specialize in Latino/a, Native American, Women’s, and minority issues are visiting campus next week and will be talking to our class next Tues. Oct. 22. In addition to guest lecturing next week, they will able be … Continue reading “Invitation to Student Roundtable Discussion with AP Reporters”

COJO 3530, Week 11: Information Graphics

Creating an information graphic requires the coordination of many experts — reporters, editors, illustrators and design artists, statisticians, and even people who are computer scientists and understand databases. As a reporter, you should be thinking about if your story is … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 11: Information Graphics”

COJO 3530, Classes 2 & 3: Multimedia & Blogging

Moving to Multimedia Journalism isn’t dying, it’s changing. It’s moving to multimedia. And you need to be on board or else get left behind. Here are some major points from Ch. 1. First, let’s define multimedia. In journalism and communication, … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Classes 2 & 3: Multimedia & Blogging”

Wyoming Press Association Workshops

I’m excited and honored to present two new-media related workshops to the Wyoming Press Association. I’ve created a PowerPoint presentation for each workshop. Please download the slides and follow along. Tech for Web Reporting Gathering and Promoting News (and Yourself) … Continue reading “Wyoming Press Association Workshops”

Citizen Journalism, Hyperlocal News, and Narrowcasting

As a journalist, it’s up to you to constantly keep updated on understanding how your audience gets their news. How does your community learn about events, local politics, crime, traffic, cultural activities, etc.? A recent study by Pew Research Center’s … Continue reading “Citizen Journalism, Hyperlocal News, and Narrowcasting”

Tweeting (Microblogging) for Journalism and Communication

Twitter and Facebook are not only for self-absorbed celebrities. Twitter and Facebook are not only for social-butterfly teenagers. Twitter and Facebook are not only for teaching-absorbed professors communicating with their students (like me). Twitter and Facebook are for you. The … Continue reading “Tweeting (Microblogging) for Journalism and Communication”

Online Journalism: Getting Started (And Excited)

It is my pleasure to be your COJO 3530 Online Journalism professor! I’m a second-year professor here at UWyo and moved to Laramie in June 2010. I got my PhD from The Ohio State University and my MA and BS … Continue reading “Online Journalism: Getting Started (And Excited)”

Using Flash for Effective Communication

Flash is an Adobe program that can be used to create animation and interactivity. Animation and interactivity, when used effectively, can enhance a story, engage the visitors, and encourage the visitors to learn more about the topic-at-hand. Animation and interactivity, … Continue reading “Using Flash for Effective Communication”

Tweeting and Friending for Journalism & Communication

Twitter and Facebook are not only for self-absorbed celebrities. Twitter and Facebook are not only for social-butterfly teenagers. Twitter and Facebook are not only for teaching-absorbed professors communicating with their students (like me). Twitter and Facebook are for you. The … Continue reading “Tweeting and Friending for Journalism & Communication”

Check A Few Things Off Your List

This class was intended to build and sharpen your multimedia storytelling skills. There is no doubt that you are better prepared in your careers now that you’ve taken this class. Some of you have overcome your fear of technology and … Continue reading “Check A Few Things Off Your List”

Bloggin’ Basics

Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs and many even have citizen-authored blogs. For example, The New York Times has a large directory of journalist-authored blogs, while the Casper Star Tribune offers opportunities for citizens to get involved in blogging … Continue reading “Bloggin’ Basics”