Media Insider: Essential Journalism Tools, How to Beat Writers’ Block and More Media Moves

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Photo by dtron used under CC BY 2.0

Photo by dtron used under CC BY-SA 2.0

10 Essential Tools Every Investigative Reporter Should be Using (International Journalists’ Network)

A great resource for journalists, the International Journalist’s Network Research Director Gary Price along with another research editor at The Intercept presents 10 useful tools of the trade as well as suggestions to assist reporters and their investigative processes. The online resources include those necessary for security and privacy, how to stay up to date with what is happening where and a few resources used to create one’s own archive. An “essential” read for every investigative reporter.

Help! For Writers: 10 Things to do When You Can’t Think of Anything to Write (Poynter)

Roy Peter Clark is an author of five books about how to write smarter and he finds personally the most useful of the bunch is his third book “Help! For Writers.” Here Clark points out several solutions to the writers’ block problem. “Spend a morning in a coffee shop or an afternoon in a bookstore,” he suggests. “Read posters, billboards, store signs, graffiti,” is another one. Included are 10 fun and useful suggestions on how to get those writing juices flowing again.

How to Be an Organized Blogger (Beyond Bylines)

Beyond Byline’s very own Mel Ibarra provides some tips and tricks on “how to stay organized as a blogger,” something many bloggers most likely don’t ever think about. Ibarra provides 11 highly advantageous tweaks for one’s routine such as categorizing posts and using folders and drafts. A must read to increase blogging productivity.

11 Powerful Tools to Create Brilliant Content (Basic Blog Tips)

Nearly a dozen more tips on blogging, but this time the focus is on how to create more and enhanced content including maps, infographics, images and interactive media. This post also includes tips and tools for finding topics and garnering a larger audience. Good content is essential for obtaining loyal readership and these tools will help make your blog posts irresistible.

Media News and Moves for the Week of October 26 (PR Newswire’s Media Moves)

Media Moves keeps you up to date with who went where in the world of media. In this edition, several changes take place at Bloomberg News, two editors are promoted at The New York Times, and a senior market editor joins Cosmopolitan.

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Stephanie de Ruiter is an audience researcher with PR Newswire keeping up with media moves throughout the nation with a focus on blogs and online publications.

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  1. November 20, 2015

    […] few weeks back, an author with Poynter offered “10 Things To Do When You Can’t Think of Anything to Write.” Here’s another post with […]

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