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The Powers and Dangers of Networked Journalism

May 20, 2018

When the concept of networked journalism was in its infancy, it was thought by many to be journalism’s salvation from the flailing commercial media system. As networked journalism has evolved from an academic concept to an undeniable reality, it has certainly changed the face of journalism, but that’s not to say that this brave new…

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Contextual Journalism or “Just the Facts”?

May 1, 2018

The phrase “Just the facts, please,” or some variation on it appears in countless film noir and mystery stories. It’s a call by the detective for the witness to present only circumstantial facts, not adding any personal bias or opinion to the testimony. While that works for fiction, it may not be so cut-and-dried in…

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Comeback of Long-Form Journalism

April 8, 2018

Long-Form Journalism makes a surprising comeback. In today’s world of digital communication, we have adopted a short-hand writing style. Facebook acronyms like BFF and LOL are common substitutes for complete phrases. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters. The vast majority of articles published on the web range from only 500 to 700 words in…

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Risks of Augmented Reality in Journalism

March 17, 2018

Make no question: There’s a lot of hype on the subject of augmented reality—especially when it comes to video games and other forms of user-driven entertainment. In order to assess the risks associated with augmented reality, it’s key to first have a working understanding with the core principles of the concept. Augmented reality—abbreviated shorthand to…

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Chances of Augmented Reality in Journalism

March 10, 2018

There is a lot of hype in the media right now about augmented reality, especially when it comes to interactive video games and entertainment industry. In fact, augmented reality is even being used to market business brands today. Augmented reality can even play a part in the field of journalism too. But first, for those…

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Long Live Journalism!

February 19, 2018

Since the rise of the internet, the media landscape has changed a lot. Especially print media has been in free fall with declining circulations and shrinking ad sales. Many newspapers and magazines had to downsize in a painful way or even went bankrupt. Many journalists became unemployed. Is this the end of journalism? Not at…

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Twitter for Research?

January 17, 2018

How can you get the most recent information? Consider Twitter as a source. Here are several good reasons for you to try it.   Why Twitter can be beneficial Journalists want to gather new information as quickly as possible. Twitter is an underestimated tool when it comes to research. Finding news and trends on Twitter…

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E-Sports Reporting

December 12, 2017

Competitive video gaming has existed since the earliest days of arcade systems and home entertainment devices. In 1980, Atari hosted the Space Invaders Tournament, which had over ten thousand competitors and hinted at the potential for future large scale video game competitions. For the most part however, in the late 1970s and 1980s competitions would…

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McLuhan Revisited: The Distracted and Overwhelmed News Consumer?

November 18, 2017

In 1964, when media analyst and philosopher Marshall McLuhan formulated his now famous maxim the medium is the message, the newspaper was the dominant source for news and information. Television was the newcomer in a world of print journalism, and a perfect ‘cool medium’ for ‘hot’ news stories. Being a cool medium, TV could not…

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Beat Reporting

October 19, 2017

He’s got a finger on the pulse of a designated section of town, been down the block extensively and knows its real flavor including all its nooks and crannies. This is someone who’s trustworthy and credible, with full access to the local people, and on point the moment it happens. The split second there is…

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