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Ukrainian journalists visit USA

December 14, 2014
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Ukrainian journalists visit USA

Palatine welcomes Open World Journalism delegates: December 5-13, 2014. What is happening in Ukraine? That’s a complicated question with many layers of answers. In a country torn by war and coalitions and the media injected with political propaganda, it is hard to tell who is telling the truth. Even the journalists whose job description...

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How to self-produce content for $300

November 17, 2014
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My friend Amir Dayan has recently published his song on iTunes, making his dream of many years come true, all for only $300. After speaking to him in details, it has become clear that self-producing your content is not only a dream, but a reality easily achieved on a small budget even if you...

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Recycled Content and Bloggers, the Breath of Fresh Air

November 17, 2014
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Recycled content is the multi-use of a story written by the same person but published in many formats in various outlets. It is the essence of today’s media world. It has many corporate applications that are financially justified. Convergence was the new trend I journalism when I studied it a few years back. It requires...

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Japanese conglomerate buys Sprint and US Cellular

April 22, 2013
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Did you know that Sprint just bought US Cellular in Midwestern USA? And coincidently, a Japanese media conglomerate SoftBank bought Sprint for $20 billion, half of SoftBank’s worth, which means many of us are now using a Japanese service provider for our cellular needs! ~ just FYI. “— Oct. 11: Japan’s Softbank Corp. agrees...

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Today’s Bizarre News Scoop

October 20, 2011
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So yesterday in California it was the tanker spill that closed highway 101, today it was the truck full of live chickens that closed I-80. The driver “fell asleep” and crashed. And in Ohio authorities shot 49 exotic animals including 18 endangered tigers because the owner who was charged with animal cruelty charges released...

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Sneaky ways of Advertising Online

September 24, 2011
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With an increasing amount of people using social networks and web based emails, there evolve new and sneaky ways of advertising. Some of these are hard to recognize. Here are a few examples. The other day I receive an email from Trazzler. “Free Weekends in Carmel and Big Sur“. That sounded great, why not?...

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Social Network Isolation

August 10, 2011
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Now that everyone is part of some kind of “special network” the social isolation is reaching its peak. Some people are on Facebook, some on Google+, others are on Skype or yet a dozen of so networks. How do we connect the dots? Only in world wide web, if we're lucky. What happened to...

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Obama killed Osama

May 3, 2011
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May Day, May Day, 'Geronimo-E KIA' was the U.S. military code for Osama Bin Laden E-enemy and KIA - killed in action. President Obama ordered the raid on Pakistani compound where the man who's been hunted for more than 10 years, had been found and killed along with his family (wife and son). Sunday...

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Army Times is Hiring!

May 21, 2010
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Some people have been complaining about the lack of jobs in the journalism world and that may be still so, but there is a new trend of journalism emerging. It is called reporting embedded alongside its publisher's marketing campaigns. And Army Times is leading the way in this market.

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Meet HAARP [Video]

February 1, 2010
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For those of you who do not like to read, I found a decent video about HAARP. This is by Tru.TV, Jesse Ventura’s conspiracy show. If you minus the over dramatizations and the word “conspiracy”, it is a good overview of what HAARP is. The video is 4 parts. Enjoy!

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