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Jun 25, 2013 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

Someone asked me if I had any guidelines for how I use Twitter, and I thought I could think of maybe five things that I believe to be true I’ve been on it for a few years now, and have made lots of mistakes. I’ve been boring, I’ve been funny, I’ve been not funny when I thought I was being funny, I’ve been argumentative, I’ve shared too much information, I’ve killed Gordon Lightfoot. When I sat down to write down what I thought, I came up with more than I expected. So, here are my personal guidelines on how to use Twitter as a beat reporter. I often forget to follow many of them.

Jun 17, 2013 - Posted by Fred Vallance-Jones

The federal government is poised to roll out an upgraded version of its open data site. It's one of a growing number of open data sites, and journalists willing to take the time to dig into these storehouses will find a great deal of material to help find and report stories, and to build visualizations that can drive traffic on news websites. The site, first introduced in 2011, will be significantly improved, with better search abilities and more datasets.


May 01, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The relationship between media and First Nations peoples in Canada has not always been a positive one. And in many ways, two UBC students say they felt they were paying for the mistakes made by reporters who came before came. They reported on the secretive tradition of spirit dancing in B.C. and their final report aired on CBC The Early Edition in Vancouver. Rachel Bergen and Stephanie Kelly report. 

Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Looking for resources to use in the classroom to help you teach broadcast and visual journalism? Here, Mary McGuire has curated a list of tools and resources for teaching the following:

  • Photography
  • Audio journalism
  • Video journalism
Oct 28, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has launched a "comprehensive online guide to covering pandemic flu." The new website, Covering Pandemic Flu, is aimed specifically at journalists. The foundation is calling the new resource a...
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