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“Dear Yellow Pages, See this big stack of unclaimed telephone books? Nobody wants them. That’s why your stock chart looks like this … Please stop killing trees and get a news business model” As we replace newspapers with applications, we help to reduce the killing of trees, but now there’s an issue of E-Waste. With […]

  Pinterest is an online virtual pinboard. My Pinterest is a collection of what I enjoy. My boards include Alpha Xi Delta, Potter, She’s crafty, funny, home, art, closet, make this, pretty nail and wedding. I started using Pinterest a couple of months ago, but didn’t start using it consistently until more people I know […]

Key points We’re all Web workers now There are websites like that can help you organize your life Take advantage of folders and filters on your email accounts Make a to-do list and a done list Critical thinking Instead of being overwhelmed by the Internet, use tools to help you organize and consolidate your […]

  Key points Youtube is the largest platform for amateur video Video perfect is not necessary. The idea is to get the story out. Many news companies are hiring one-man-band journalists who can handle shooting video Critical thinking Video should be a part of every journalist’s skill set. It is not difficult to learn how […]

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March 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

On Friday, Colleen and I attended a workshop to learn how to use flash. We’re considering using flash for our Mason dining project. After taking the workshop, it’s clear that we’re going to need to use a website that caters to flash novices. For the workshop, we learned how to set a stage, upload images, re-name […]

  My first news story for COMM 351 focused on how the iPhone has interrupted countless markets, especially the camera industry. In contrast, I had several photographers tell me that the iPhone will never replace a point-and-shoot camera. They might be wrong. Photojojo has placed a new iPhone camera lens on the market.   The […]

ALPHA XI DELTA – how to create a free slideshow

Briggs chapter 6

February 27, 2012 | 11 Comments

Chapter 6, “Visual Storytelling with Photographs” Key Points “Photography is all about the moment.” Photography basics should be a part of a journalists skill set Do not abuse Photoshop. Do not compose deceiving photographs Be honest with your subject Edit a copy of a photo – never the original Critical thinking Advancements in technology allow […]

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