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Kennesaw State University Awards Ruth Ann Harnisch An Honorary Doctorate

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Kennesaw State University awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Ruth Ann Harnisch, a philanthropist whose foundation has supported cutting-edge approaches to gathering and disseminating news. The honorary doctorate ─ the 14th awarded in Kennesaw State’s 49-year history ─ was bestowed today during the university’s commencement ceremony for the College of Humanities and Social…

Center for Sustainable Journalism Now Home to Youth Today

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Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange combine youth coverage under Center for Sustainable Journalism leadership. KENNESAW, Ga. — The Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University will begin publishing Youth Today immediately. “Having Youth Today housed at Kennesaw State University is a perfect fit,” said Ken Harmon, KSU provost. “We have undergraduate…

How Journalists Can Celebrate National Novel Writing Month

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I’m a journalist whose love affair with words began with novels. I grew up reading at least three books a week—usually more, I’m a fast reader—and I’ve gone through stages where I’ve read a myriad of book types: mystery, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, literary and others. Before I began to think about facts and…

Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From

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People no longer seek out news. Instead, it often comes to them through social networks. Journalism and information in general is all becoming more social, and this trend will only continue. So, it’s important for people in the media to think about how to make their content social and how to use their social networks…

Successful Nonprofit News Organizations Must Go Beyond Great Journalism

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To achieve sustainability, news ventures must do more than produce high-quality reporting and receive generous foundation support, according to a report released by the Knight Foundation October 18, 2011. A good digital business isn’t one-sided, and if news organizations want to sustain themselves, they have to take that into consideration. The study focused on nonprofit,…

How to Become A Journalist: 20 Tips from A J-School Grad

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Since my co-worker Clay Duda told his story about being a j-school grad, I thought I’d tell mine and hopefully help some people figure out how to become a journalist—a real one. Hint: it’s not easy, but it’s possible. Before I fell in love with journalism, I loved writing. Last May marked two years since…

How Journalists Should Talk About Their Assignments on Twitter

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Journalists love Twitter. Well, the ones who got fired over it probably don’t …. but many use the site for their daily work, including talking about their finished assignments. The great (and sometimes not so great) thing about Twitter is that hard rules don’t exist beyond the 140-word limit unless your media organization created guidelines…

11 Journalism Jobs You May Hold in the Future

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Print media is on its way out. Long-form stories aren’t being read. We’ve all heard these laments, but don’t fret yourself too crazy. If you look, you’ll find plenty of signs that this field won’t go away. Journalism isn’t dying; it’s evolving. To survive, we’re all going to have to get more creative and adapt…

How Journalists Should Record Phone Calls

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Let’s talk more about recording phone calls. Last week, I showed you why you shouldn’t opt for Google Voice when you need to record a journalism interview. Were you convinced? I don’t like going back and listening to my own recordings … sometimes I ask weird questions or say things that make no sense at…

Why A Journalist Should Not Use Google Voice to Record Calls

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Taking good notes during an interview is a must, but an experienced journalist knows it’s a good idea to have the right tools and to record everything if possible. You probably won’t have time to listen to the whole thing, but it might save you if sections of your words get thrown out, or you…