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Columbia J-School Looks to Shed ‘Old School’ Image with Curriculum Revamp | Mediashift | PBS

Now they’re looking to keep the old school tradition and journalism values, but revamp the curriculum for the digital era.”

Jun 1

iPhoneReporting: NealAugenstein: Guide to tweeting audio for PIOs

iphonereporting:

The power of #iphonereporting isn’t limited to journalists — public safety and other agency spokespeople can harness the iPhone to get their message out more clearly and quickly.

While PIOs are embracing Twitter and Facebook to quickly disseminate information on breaking news, they’re missing an…

soupsoup:

This Guardian presentation on a massive bushfire in Dunalley, Australia is absolutely mesmerizing. Incredibly well done.

soupsoup:

This Guardian presentation on a massive bushfire in Dunalley, Australia is absolutely mesmerizing. Incredibly well done.

soupsoup:

“Journalists are getting big stories wrong, over and over again.” - Scott Pelley

7 Ways You Could Tell That AP Tweet Was Fake

poynterinstitute:

mentalflossr:

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Grab your red pens and AP Style Guides and let’s do this.

AP Style. Kind of important if you’re impersonating the Associated Press. 

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mypubliclands:

The Federal Government on Tumblr

Increasingly, Federal agencies (like us here at the Bureau of Land Management) are using Tumblr to share photos, science, events, initiatives, and other great content with the Tumblr community.  Here’s a list of some awesome Federal government blogs you should be following on Tumblr.  It’s probably not exhaustive, but these are the ones we know about that post more than occasionally.  

Reblog and help share the word:

America’s Great Outdoors: The Department of the Interior (our parent agency) shares an amazing photo a day of your public lands.

Archivist of the United States: The Tumblr of our “collector in chief” at the National Archives, David S Ferriero.

Bureau of Reclamation: Reclamation, and Interior Dept agency, is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States.

Congress in the Archives: Since the First Congress in 1789, the records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have documented the history of the legislative branch.  The National Archives helps you explore this history.

Conservation at Work: The Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of the Department of Agriculture, posts photos of conservation on farms and other private lands across the nation. 

Fish and Wildlife Service: The Pacific Region of the FWS encompasses extraordinary ecological diversity.  Photos, science, and more.

Internal Revenue Service: Because who doesn’t want tax information on Tumblr?  Useful tips, videos, etc., straight from the IRS.

My Public Lands: The awesomeness of the Bureau of Land Management, which manages more than 245 million acres of amazing lands, as told by students, interns, and newer employees.

Our Presidents: One space to bring the past 13 Presidents together. Discover behind-the-scenes history here.  Managed by the National Archives.

National Archives: News and current events from the United States National Archives and Records Administration whose holdings include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, military records, Presidential records, and millions of other documents related to the Federal Government.

Peace Corps: Life is calling.  How far will you go?  Get up close with the amazing work done by peace corps volunteers.

U.S. Department of State: Videos, photos, testimony, and updates from the State Department.  Foreign policy updates on Tumblr—how cool is that?

Today’s Document: Highlighting interesting documents the National Archives’ holdings—both the well-known and the obscure—to observe historical events (usually the significant events but sometimes just the curious ones). 

USA.gov:  Government made easy.  On Tumblr.  Enough said.

US National Archives Exhibits: Images and stories from the National Archives related to “Searching for the Seventies: the DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” the newest exhibition on display at the Archives’ facility in Washington, DC.

But wait, there’s more!

Preservation at the National Archives: All things preservation at the National Archives and Records Administration. Posts to this site come from all of the Preservation Programs departments, including: Conservation, St. Louis Preservation, and National Preservation Programs. 

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library:  Dedicated to the memory of our nation’s 35th president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world.

LBJ Time MachineTaking a trip through time, from the birth of Lyndon Johnson in 1908 through 2013 at the LBJ Library and Museum.

FDR LibraryFollow the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum as we count down to the rededication of the Roosevelt Library and the opening of the new permanent museum exhibits.

The Tumblrweed Times from the National Archives at Riverside, CA: We are the National Archives at Riverside—a unit of the U.S. National Archives. Our records document the Federal government in the western states of Arizona, southern California and Clark County, Nevada.

Talk about your comprehensive lists!

I think it is good to have an out,” such as a part-time job, says photojournalist Michael Christopher Brown. “This also allows one to spend more time and energy taking pictures of things they are genuinely interested in or passionate about, as opposed to being a professional photographer, which is time consuming and draining on one’s creativity.

- via PDN: 5 Financial Steps To Launching A Photo Career (via timelightbox)

lapetitetiendita:

Today is Record Store Day. If you had the chance to own some vinyl pieces from your favourite bands/ artists, what would those be? 
New post is up lovelies! :)

lapetitetiendita:

Today is Record Store Day. If you had the chance to own some vinyl pieces from your favourite bands/ artists, what would those be?

New post is up lovelies! :)

emergentfutures:

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

Out of the ­10,000 news stories you may have read in the last 12 months, did even one allow you to make a better decision about a serious matter in your life, asks Rolf Dobelli.
 
Full Story: The Guardian

emergentfutures:

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

Out of the ­10,000 news stories you may have read in the last 12 months, did even one allow you to make a better decision about a serious matter in your life, asks Rolf Dobelli.

 

Full Story: The Guardian

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(via 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics)

krochmal:

(via 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics)