news tools and apps for journalists

8 Must-See Online Tools and Apps For Journalists and Publishers

Fact: Being a journalist isn’t easy. With the immediacy of the news cycle – and brevity many times being championed over deep reporting – reporters are asked to turn around attention-grabbing, consumable stories faster than ever. Luckily, with the advent of chat apps and other newsroom-centered tools, mobile phones can act as a reporter’s Swiss Army knife to…

Live Tweeting the State of the Union 2016

Live Tweeting The State Of The Union: 12 Tips To Win On Twitter

It was a case of “come for the speech, stay for the spectacle,” at last year’s State of the Union address. From President Barack Obama’s #YesWeTan suit controversy to the “time traveling” energy secretary, there was no shortage of entertainment on Twitter. But with a whopping 2.6 million tweets sent worldwide related to the address,…

News Ethics: Staying Balanced When Covering Race, Ethnicity and Gender

When it comes to publishing in today’s politically correct world, the best advice might be to tread lightly. Take, for example, connecting with Latino audiences. Whether a Hispanic subject is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or another ethnicity becomes a relevant piece of a Spanish-language media story. The same goes with African-American media reporting a subject’s…