Category Archives: Tech tools

DePauw University student journalists transforming newsroom

I recently returned from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., as a Kilgore Counselor.   The  position is named after Barney Kilgore, the famed editor of The Wall Street Journal, who was a DePauw alum who loved The DePauw.  It was my second stint … Continue reading

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Amazon launches Wearable Technology store

Looking for an activity tracker? How about a smart watch or a wearable camera? Now you can shop for wearable technology in Amazon’s new store. Its press release says: To help customers learn more about wearable technology, the new store … Continue reading

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Using Thinglink to create interactive content, including photos and infographics

I’m always exploring ways to make content interactive. I love ThingLink because it allows me to augment images. As journalists, this is a great tool to add  a layer of depth to online reporting and story telling. It’s super easy … Continue reading

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Study looks at future of Twitter

According to this Twitter study, the micro-blogging tool might become less interactive and more of an advertising medium. According to the study, as the social media tool matures, more people will likely be consuming content on Twitter rather than producing … Continue reading

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Poll: Which device would you choose if you could only have one

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Interactive PJ’s make storytime fun

Just when I think I’ve heard of everything, something new pops up. Take these interactive pajamas from Smart PJ’s. Scan a code on your child’s PJ’s and then start a storybook on your mobile device. Pretty dang cool! From the … Continue reading

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How journalists can use Spundge to curate content

I’ve asked Matt Eyer, assistant features editor at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, to do a guest post on using Spundge. Here’s Matt’s post: _______________ Recently, a few people at the Daily Record have been using an online curation tool … Continue reading

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Digital journalists innovate and discover alternate uses for social media tools

As a multiplatform journalist, I’m constantly discovering new tools. I’m always looking for ways I can use a tool to help me do better journalism. A lot of times, the uses I find for a particular tool were never imagined … Continue reading

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NewHive lets you create page from blank canvas

I’ve been working on a PowerPoint for some seminars I will be teaching showing journalists how to market their content online. I came across a new tool, NewHive, which is still in beta. It’s a pretty cool tool that allows … Continue reading

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BlaBlaMeter checks your writing for, um, crap

Here’s a tool I stumbled across. It’s BlaBlaMeter and it checks how much “bullshit” is in your writing. It’s simple to use. You copy your text into the white field. It recommends a minimum of five sentences. Let me know … Continue reading

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