Using Storify to curate social media

Storify is a great tool for journalists to curate from the Web. I’ve seen folks use it for breaking news, on a specific topic and even just to save a conversation. It works well for preserving/organizing twitter conversations on a topic. But you can also draw from all sorts of other social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, Instagram and just basic Web links, including other news sources. Kelly Fincham, an assistant journalism professor at Hofstra University, has a great tutorial on using Storify for journalism educators and students. And she touches on one of the key issues of any […]

JAWS members offer interview tips

One of the big advantages of membership in JAWS, the Journalism & Women Symposium, is our email list, where we share stories, job postings and advice. Recently, Linda Kramer asked for advice on interviewing techniques in preparation for a college class she’ll teach this summer. The wealth of response she received was a wonderful example of JAWS’ members expertise and their willingness to share. So here are some tips from among those responses. Preparation is step one, several members said. “The scout motto ‘be prepared’ applies, especially in this era of Google,” writes pioneering sports journalist Melissa Ludtke, who’s been […]