Monthly Archives: May 2012

Photo editor uploads breaking news video from the field

By CATHERINE AVALONE, The Middletown Press (@cavaloneMP) I was sent out on a breaking news assignment to Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam at 11:30 p.m. from home. Devil’s Hopyard is about 40 minutes from my house, and although … Continue reading

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Reporter’s new blog helps her keep track of Digital Ninja School progress

West Hartford News reporter Kathleen Schassler recently set up a new blog, available here, to help her keep track of her Digital Ninja School progress. Kathleen has hit all the major requirements and electives so far for the video belt, … Continue reading

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Sports editor makes Pinterest a Digital Ninja School project

By Joe Pelletier (@jdpelletier) The Middletown Press From the perspective of a media outlet, Pinterest is a lot like Tumblr. One, the author isn’t important. Two, “pins” of more abstract and relatable themes are more successful (memes included). And three, … Continue reading

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Teaching reporters about metrics

Metrics can help us determine if we are successful at what we do. It can help us allocate resources for topics the public has shown us they care about, and help us back off on things we may have thought … Continue reading

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Teaching reporters about intricacies of breaking news

With every new thing added to our daily to-do list, it’s important to keep check lists and simple instructions around so every staff member can follow along the same routine and not forget a step along the way. I have … Continue reading

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Register reporter’s blog has the word on Connecticut authors

New Haven Register reporter Sandi Shelton loves books. She’s written seven of them herself. Who better to write about the multitude of talented authors in Connecticut? But she also knows how challenging it is for those authors to spread the … Continue reading

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