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Running a journalism newsday (part 3)

A study by John Mathews and Kate Heathman of Liverpool John Moores University involved a survey of students working on a journalism news website at LJMU. It described a mostly positive experience and provides many useful tips for those looking to run similar newsgathering operations.

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Writing a dissertation – tips for undergrad journalism students

These tips are based on my experience of supervising undergrad students last year. It’s not meant to be a supplement for reading a decent book on writing dissertations or, indeed, information from a tutor. 1) Get the info you need: What’s the word count? What are the key deadlines? Stick this by your bed, by […]

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Google Chromecast lacking apps

The super cheap (just £25) Google Cromecast is causing quite a stir and could be an ideal way to turn a non-smart TV into a media streamer.  It’s loads cheaper than rivals Apple TV, Roku and WD TV currently available.  However, TechRadar has given it a lukewarm review.  It states: The good news for Google and […]

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Enders says mobile is hitting mag consumption

 Enders is responsible for some of the most incisive media trend analysis around today,  even if it makes somewhat depressing reading for those of us who still love our glossy mags in paper format.  It states in a briefing today:  Magazine consumption and advertising will be more affected by the explosion in mobile device ownership […]

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Joomla! versus WordPress 2013

I teach journalism students to use both Joomla! and WordPress. I spend more time on WordPress as my general feeling is that WordPress has improved over the years while Joomla! has stagnated somewhat. Two years ago Web Designer magazine commissioned me to write a feature about Joomla!. It was part of a series of articles […]

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