Posted in Education, journalism, multimedia journalist, Social Media

Friday Fast Five + Five

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

Happy Friday!  Before we get to this week’s Fast Five + Five, I’d like to point you to replays of two BlogTalkRadio shows we had earlier this week.  On Tuesday, we did a panel discussion, “NABJ 2011 Convention – What To Expect,” with convention chair Rod Hicks, programming chair Dr. Sybril Bennett and Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists President Sarah Glover,  discussing what members can expect at this year’s event and taking questions from the membership.  And yesterday, we did a half-hour show with tech guru Mario Armstrong on his impressions from the recent International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  He also spoke about the tech toys he saw there that would be useful to journalists.  Both shows are available for replay.  No, on with Fast Five.

  1. 10000 WordsFriday Roundup: This week in visualization Eyetracking studies show how users approach Web images
  2. Tutzone5 WordPress Plugins to Monitor Your Blog’s Traffic
  3. Directions magazine Video: How OpenHeatMap can help Journalists
  4. Networked3 Helpful Tools for Journalists
  5. LifehackerWhy You Should Use Google Apps with a Personal Domain Instead of Your Gmail Account
  6. Blogging TipsSearching Domains with
  7. American Express Open Forum8 Tools for Easily Creating a Mobile Version of Your Website
  8. MashableHOW TO: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
  9. PBS MediaShift Idea LabA Guide to Delivering Audio Content to Mobile Audiences
  10. Peter ShankmanHow to use Twitter to report breaking news


Posted in Conferences & Conventions, Education, Entrepreneur, Social Media

Free Registration Available for DC Week Digital Conference

By Melanie Eversley, DJTF treasurer, Breaking News Desk, USA Today

     Some of the NABJ discussion that emerged during the annual Online News Association conference revolved around a lack of African-American attendees and the question of whether the registration cost was a factor.

      But there’s a week-long digital conference taking place Nov. 4 through Nov. 11 in Washington, D.C., and organizers are giving away free tickets to the first registrants, so you don’t have an excuse. As of this writing, there were still about 80 free tickets left for Digital Capital Week, so make sure you visit the registration site NOW to reserve your space. Hurry hurry hurry. 

      The gathering, also known as DC Week, is bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators. DJTF’s Benet Wilson was among the presenters last year, as were staffers from AOL Media, The Washington Post,, NPR, USA Today, Washington Life Magazine and the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The event was created by iStrategyLabs and Tech Cocktail

     Follow the developments involving DC Week as they evolve on Facebook, and on Twitter @dcweek.

     See you there!