Category Archives: Students

Ninja School re-launch Day 2 recap; Day 3 look-ahead

Steve Buttry wrapped up his two-day Connecticut tour yesterday with a series of workshops at the New Haven Register. Steve covered social media for local news coverage in the morning, followed by blogging for local news coverage and finally, digital-first … Continue reading

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Instagram: A tool for the digital journalist

In the digital world we live in, journalists continue to use words, images and video to share news and interact with the community they serve. To the delight  of digital first journalists, the ways to share all those things keeps … Continue reading

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Register reporter examines pros and cons of Facebook subscribe feature

As she closes in on her Ninja belt in social media, we asked New Haven Register reporter Susan Misur to give us a report on the pros and cons of journalists using the Facebook subscribe feature. Here is Susan’s take … Continue reading

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Photo editor livestreams Fourth of July party and fireworks

When I asked my photo editor, Cathy Avalone, to livestream the July 4 fireworks in Middletown, she immediately started to think about ways to make it more fun. Then she grabbed her MacBook Pro and ran outside to the pre-firework … Continue reading

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Middletown Press reporter learns video editing skills

Middletown Press reporter Jeff Mill was one of the first people in the newsroom to embrace the new Flip cameras when we got them two years ago. His camera is always neatly tucked into his chest pocket when he heads … Continue reading

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Reporter learns about podcasts

When covering the Winsted Memorial Day parade, Register Citizen reporter Jason Siedzik decided to try out making his first podcast as part of his goals for the first Digital Ninja School belt. This first podcast features Mayor Maryann Welcome’s remarks, … Continue reading

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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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