Category Archives: Journalism

Website in Review: Life As MOM

Life As MOM is not your typical blog. With a mostly visually-attractive layout, Life As MOM is a website full of tips, recipes, how-to guides, and messages designed to enlighten, empower, and entertain mothers everywhere. “FishMom“, as the website owner/author … Continue reading

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Critiquing “The Onion”

  The Onion, with its highly inappropriate stories featuring public figures and indecent language, has been providing America with giggles and eye-rolls since 1988 when it was founded by Tim Keck and Christopher Johnson of UW-Madison. Originally a paper newspaper, … Continue reading

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Diffusing the Trolls

According to Patrick Thornton in the article “Expel Trolls, Racists and Promote Good User Comments on News Sites” (http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/97731/expel-trolls-racists-and-promote-good-user-comments-on-news-sites/), there are six main ways to prevent and discourage people from leaving meaningless, trolling comments on your websites and/or blogs. His first … Continue reading

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Orlando, Fl. Teen Murdered

This story was created in an attempt to educate about the completely unnecessary murder of Trayvon Martin. In case you haven’t seen the videos, this 17-year-old Florida boy was walking home to his father’s house from the convenience store, with … Continue reading

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The Future of Digital Journalism

The following post is a reaction to the story, http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/how-a-digital-first-approach-guides-a-journalists-work/   “Digital First means different priorities and processes for journalists.” This quote, posted by Steve Buttry in the blog I linked to above, seems to be the simplest, all-encompassing definition for … Continue reading

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We’ll only care if you’re famous.

As you probably know, Whitney Houston passed away on February 11th. Her funeral took place in Westfield, New Jersey today, with approximately 1,500 fans in attendance. Her talents will surely be pissed, and her music will continue to be listened … Continue reading

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