By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
It’s good to be back in the regular routine. I’m still trying to dig out of my Fast Five folder, so we’re going to do a bonus five again this week. Enjoy!
- 10000 Words – 3 Underrated but essential skills for journalists. I was surprised with the list, but Mark Luckie is 100% right!
- Mashable – 6 Crucial Social Media Tips for Traditional Media. All six are things that traditional journalists are not used to doing (promote your presence??), but the future is now.
- Blogging Tips – Reinventing Yourself and Your Blog. As I work on plans to revamp the NABJDigital blog, I found these tips to be very helpful. We all have to shake it up now and then…
- Lifehacker – Use Multiple Google Calendars to Balance Your College Life. OK, it says college life, but we could all use some help. With all the things I need to balance in my life (family, work, associations, friends, etc.) this tool has been a lifesaver. Do it now!
- Insure.com – 10 amazing infographics to help you visualize disasters. We’ve all heard from our newsrooms to use more infographics to illustrate our stories. Here are 10 great examples for inspiration.
- GigaOm – Freesound Project: Creative Commons Licensed Audio Snippets. Check out this site for almost 100,000 audio snippets when you need a sound effect for an audio project.
- Photoline For All – 9 Tips on How to Learn Digital SLR Photography. You have the camera. It’s gathering dust on the shelf. Read this, and get started!
- PBS Media Shift – 10 Ways to Make Video a More Interactive Experience. These are some really good ideas, especially adding a video component to your CoverItLive chat.
- Free Technology For Teachers – 7 Resources for Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism. With content so easily available out there, it’s really easy for anyone to lift your work. These resources help in the fight.
- Pelfusion – 30 WordPress Based Websites That Don’t Look Like Blogs. These show the real possibilities of using a free WordPress blog as your website platform.