Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for broadcasting and online content at The Poynter Institute. He led a session Saturday morning showcasing 15 new online tools that have the ability to change the way a journalist presents a story. The following are the tools that he mentioned with a brief description: snipandshare: Google Chrome released this extension this morning and it makes posting content such as GIFs, still images, video or words to social media much easier.
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With Excellence in Journalism 2014 in the books, find out what attendees thought about the event and what they expect of next year’s conference in Orlando. Also check out noteworthy statistics from this year’s conference. The 950 journalist who attended Excellence in Journalism 2014 were able to choose from more than 50 workshops and breakout sessions.
Attendees and registered SPJ members were able to vote for the upcoming year’s directors and representatives since Thursday when the Excellence in Journalism conference began. And doing so in appropriate fashion for the digital age; for the first time members were able to cast their votes via an online voting system.
September 6th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
Panel Discussion on Media Entrepreneurship with Industry Heavyweights
In recent years, journalism has undergone a profound, all-encompassing change. Old hierarchy structures, job prospects, linear career steps and ways to make money have been disrupted by new jobs, new methods to self brand and new revenue streams. One of the most important issues in this new era in journalism, which is something many journalists still dread, is how to monetize stories.
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Media Outreach Coordinator Vanessa Schneider led the breakout session “Storytelling with Google Maps.” The Googler said she enjoyed the conference. “Excellence in Journalism is a great opportunity to meet with journalists, see what challenges they have and how they want to use these geo-tools in their work.” Vanessa Schneider’s job is to help people tell stories through Google mapping tools.
Photo by Julian Paredes While the crisis in Ferguson raged on in front of camera crews for weeks on end, reporters on the ground saw a different reality. They also saw that reality distorted – or participated in the distortion themselves – as Ferguson descended into a “war zone” in a matter of days.
Google Trends can compare different hot topics with a variety of search tools. You may have heard the phrase, “Just Google it,” in your newsroom at one time or another when searching for additional background or double checking an image source.
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September 4th, 2014 • 2014: Nashville
What do people expect of Excellence in Journalism 2014?
We went out to get a pulse of guests’ expectations for this year’s Excellence in Journalism Conference. Across the various professions, cultural groups, and regions, networking was the standout response of what members were looking forward to doing during this 4-day convention.