Monthly Archives: January 2012

Twitter by text

Here are instructions for posting to Twitter via text messages, which is what you will need to do if your cellphone is not a smart phone. (Alternative: You could pick an event to which you could bring your laptop.) By … Continue reading

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Twitter news assignment

Your assignment for using Twitter as a news tool is to cover an event and post at least five tweets, then write a blog post about it. The event could be a speaker, a sports event or even a street … Continue reading

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Enhancing your beat with Twitter

Let me offer a huge thank-you to Danielle Capalbo, a distinguished Northeastern alumna who spoke with us via video chat about how she uses Twitter in her work as the education reporter for the Hour of Norwalk, Conn. For your … Continue reading

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Some tools you may find useful

A couple of days ago I let you know that Picnik, the online photo-editing tool I demonstrated in class, was being folded into Google Plus. If you’re like me, you want nothing to do with Google Plus. So let me … Continue reading

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Your first real post

For Friday, Jan. 20, please write a 250- to 350-word post related to your beat. The training wheels are off. You’re not writing about what you plan to do. You’re not writing about what resources you’ll use to help you … Continue reading

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Moving ahead with your blogs

For your next assignment, please write a 250- to 350-word post identifying at least five blogs or news sites that you will find helpful in blogging about your beat. Describe the sites, link to them and explain why they will … Continue reading

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Your first blog post

You’ve all set up your blogs now, and I have your URLs. Next up, I’d like you to write your first blog post — an introductory post of 250 to 350 words, linking to at least three outside sources of … Continue reading

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