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Briggs chapter 8

Shooting video is not unlike planning to write a printed story. You need to first know your five W’s and then plan on what footage will tell the story most effectively. This includes a combination of live action, stills, and voice overs. There are two basic forms of video that you can utilize are a […]

The power of the micro

At first, 140 characters doesn’t seem like enough space to tell a story. How could you possibly get across your point in such a limited space? This worry is a thing of the past. The popularity of microblogging has become extremely popular and a useful tool for journalists. Microblogging is the answer to those who […]

Briggs chapter 2

How to be a blogger Anyone can be a blogger. All it requires is setting one up through any provider, like onmason.com. But what does it mean to effectively use a blog and be a better writer? These are the issues tackled in chapter two. Why are blogs important? Blogs changed web publishing and journalism. […]

Briggs chapter 1

The first chapter of “Journalism Next” is an easy-to-read crash course in computer and internet basics. Mark Briggs outlines how to understand: HTML (how to set up your own Web page) FTP (file transfer protocol) web browsers RSS feeds bytes and bites (man, I’m hungry) Briggs gives several examples to follow along with so that […]