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NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Holds #NABJ14 TweetChat


NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force held its annual convention TweetChat July 15  to help attendees get ready for Boston. Check out tips given by veteran NABJ convention attendees Kelly Carter, Kathy Chaney, Kirstin Garriss and Justin Madden. We hope tips provided in this Storify  to prepare for Boston will be helpful!

She’s The Boss: Female Media Entrepreneurs of Color Share Their Stories







The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education recently hosted a Twitter Chat with a group of female journalists of color who took their entrepreneurial dreams and turned them into reality. This panel of journalistic businesswomen included: Bobbi Bowman, (left) a former editor for The Washington Post and USA Today, who made the leap into entrepreneurship when she launched the hyperlocal news site, The McLean Ear, which later became McLean Patch; Kelly Virella, a former investigative reporter and editor who is about to start a long form digital magazine called The Urban Thinker, (right); Tomoko Hosaka, Chief Operating Officer at Plympton  (parent company of Rooster, a reading app that picks books for users and delivers them in installments to mobile devices; Karen Lincoln Michel, who blogs at A Digital Native American and is former president of Unity Journalists; and Marisa Trevino, creator of LatinaLista, a news portal for the Latino community. Here are their insights via storify.– Staff Reports



#NABJ13PREP – The TweetChat


By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/eNewsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

DJTF Secretary Kiratiana Freelon gathered together NABJ convention veterans and asked them to offer their best advice for being prepared to attend next week’s Annual Convention & Career Fair in Orlando. Click here to see a Storify with some of their and other NABJ members’ best tips!

See you in Orlando!

Digital Journalism Task Force Holds #DJTFCHAT on Entrepreneurial Journalism

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

DJTF Secretary Kiratiana Freelon held a DJTFCHAT last night on  The HOW, WHAT, WHY and WHEN of Journalism Entrepreneurship.

Her guests were:

Click here to see the Storify of the event.

Missed #NABJ12? Check Out Storination!

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair & freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger

We know that everyone couldn’t join us for this year’s fantastic convention in New Orleans.  In a perfect world, we would have had live streaming of the workshops, similar to what they do at the Online News Association’s annual convention.

But since that wasn’t an option due to budget considerations, NABJ went all out with social media.  So many of our members and attendees were on Twitter that at several points last week, we were a trending topic.

Right before the convention, I learned about Storination, a cool web-based tool that allows you to put all the Storifys from a single event — like #NABJ12 — in one place for folks to read and share.  I went on Twitter and begged for a beta code, then sent an email explaining exactly what I wanted to do with the tool. 

I want to thank all those members who did Storifys on key sessions, along with two plenaries, the board meeting and the business meeting.  Click here to see all the Storifys done from New Orleans.  If you did one and it wasn’t included, please email me and I’ll include it. Enjoy!

NABJ Multimedia Short Course Celebrates 20 Years

By Georgia Dawkins, Producer, Waterman Broadcasting

There’s only one word to describe the 20th Annual NABJ Short Course, EPIC! Forty-two students traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina to step their careers up a notch. Nearly half a dozen veteran short course mentors met them at North Carolina A&T State University to help them on their journey.

“They come with a greater sense of what they want to do,” said program coordinator, Gail Wiggins.

These students are no doubt the crème de la crème, but the short course serves as a reality check for some. The short course day begins with breakfast, newspapers, tweets and morning newscast. Students can be found next to their orange juice, buried in a newspaper preparing for the current event quiz that’s waiting for them in the newsroom.

“The multimedia short course an exceptional experience for me because I was able to experience and thoroughly understand every facet of the television industry,” said Ameena Rasheed, who awarded top honors during the workshop. The 22-year-old Texas Southern University student  said her hard work paid off when she received the award for Outstanding Reporting and Outstanding Stand Up.

Veteran Instructor Damany Lewis of KCRA said, “I think the future is bright for young journalists!” Lewis not only journeys to NC A&T every year, he also gets over to his alma mater, Florida A&M University for their multimedia short course.

These NABJ babies are working with seasoned journalists who show up to give them some tough love. Even keynote speaker, Paula Madison sat down to offer a few one-on-one critiques. Madison was the 2011 NABJ Legacy Award recipient.  The CEO of Madison Media Management and former NBCUniversal Chief Diversity Officer joined the crew on Saturday for the award reception and poured on the wisdom.

“They too can get to where [Madison] is from where they are now,” Wiggins told NABJ Digital. “but don’t forget the hard work and dedication.”

Reflecting on the last two decades, Wiggins realized that time has flown by. “We do it every year. We don’t think any differently.” But the program has grown, whipping hundreds of aspiring journalists into shape over the years. Over the time the focus has expanded from just cracking the diversity ceiling to teaching how to be multimedia and multiplatform journalists. “They come with the essential skills,” said Wiggins. “We have to make sure the students are able to produce for these different platforms.”

If you missed out on this epic celebration, check out the links below for a quick recap.


MULTIMEDIA BRAND YOU: PABJ & TABJ Digital Journalism Training

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    Multimedia Brand&YOU @benetwilson @normbond @bobbibooker @KelleyLCarter @AmaniChannel @SmallBizLady @skyphoto @TechLifeSteph @Darishamedia
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 10:18:24
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    @PABJ Multimedia Training. The info is great and informative…but we’re also learning what’s maddening about Skype…#pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:03:33
  3. The day started with Benet Wilson, chair of NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force, Program Chair for NABJ’s 2012 Convention and a freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger. She provided an overview of top tech trends, must-have apps and
    social media for journalists.
  4. I started my talk by encouraging folks to get into social media — but to start slow, with one or two platforms. This gives you a chance to see what works best for you. Below are my recommendations of five to try.
  5. Next, I offered up my list of great iPhone apps, below.
  6. I ended my presentation by offering my thoughts about tech trends for journalists coming down the pike, using the wisdom of my tech sensei, Amy Webb of Webbmedia and Knowledgewebb.
  7. After Wilson was entertainment journalist Kelley L. Carter. Carter, co-chair of the NABJ Arts & Entertainment Task Force, discussed her journey as a multimedia freelancer, from
    print journalist to guest expert on HLN/CNN and other media outlets. She talked about how
    she expanded her brand online and provided tips to journalists
    who are interested in crossing platforms. She also provided suggestions to
    journalists on how to find multimedia freelancing opportunities.
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    @KelleyLCarter says her present freelancing career exploded around coverage of MJ’s death…
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:45:38
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    @KelleyLCarter says invest in yourself with a good online reel and website
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:44:26
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    @KelleyLCarter suggests developin an expertise, for her its entertainment journo, and she gets more calls as a freelance expert for tv/radio
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:47:49
  11. Melinda Emerson, AKA ‘The Small Biz Lady,” provided an overview of thinking as an
    entrepreneurial journalist, small business person, and monetizing your work
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    @SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson tells us how to think as an entrepreneurial journalists, small biz person & monetizing ur work online.
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:32:45
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    @SmallBizLady H.E.L.P: Help. Engage. Listen. Promote–
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:16:02
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    Brand yourself online with the 3C’s Content, Community and Commerce #smallbiz chat with @pabj and @SmallBizLady
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:25:08
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    @SmallBizLady says do key research to know your key customer and who you are influencing!
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:28:08
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    @SmallBizLady says its good to have quality content and be an expert but make sure you ate talking with ppl via social media
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:31:01
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    @SmallBizLady says use social media, become an influencer, build a following through social media, monetize ur content
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:39:33
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    “@SmallBizLady: The door to wisdom is never shut. – Ben Frankin”
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 18:20:26
  19. Next up was Norm Bond, an international authority on marketing,
    corporate diversity, sales and multicultural issues spoke on Branding
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    @normbond My ‘professional hook': Tech-life Expert #personalmarketability #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:57:11
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    @normbond says u need a logo that speaks to who you, newsletter, qr code, website, blog talk radio, blog, promo items/biz cards #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 12:19:35
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    Manage your online presence to leverage your offline presence. @normbond #pabj #TABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 12:19:56
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    .@normbond says u need logo that speaks to you, newsletter, qr code, website, blog talk radio, blog, promo items/biz cards #pabj /CHECK!
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:08:18
  24. Bobbi Booker and Darisha Miller discussed recent social media
    mishaps made by journalists and how to turn a PR crisis online into good PR.
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    @bobbibooker and @Darishamedia are discussing the tweets by @rolandsmartin that drew attention by @glaad and how to react and respond #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 12:49:29
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    @bobbibooker says our social media is a branding and we need to extend old school courtesies and relationship building #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 12:46:18
  27. Stephanie Humphrey gave an overview of apps and online tools based on her root.com article. She covered
    Pinterest and what it is, and described miscellaneous technology
    blogs/websites that are good to follow.
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    @TechLifeSteph suggests the iRig microphone as a great digital microphone tool to use with ur iPhone #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:10:47
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    @TechLifeSteph is a trained engineer who has parlay-d her tech experience w/ tv appearances & blogging 2 becoming a multimedia journo #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:14:29
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    @TechLifeSteph suggests apps- iJournalistPro, CoverItLive, Evernote, Dragon Dictation, WriteRoom, Dropbox, Google Docs, Cloud storage #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:18:10
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    @TechLifeSteph — Consistency is the key with blogging and social media. Good Reminder! #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:30:15
  32. Amani Channel covered visual journalism on the web and general
    multimedia standard practices. He also provided an overview of how he set up
    his own news site, and offered suggestions on how to monetize it.
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    @AmaniChannel discusses “Skills to Pay the Bills In a New Media World” #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:37:18
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    @AmaniChannel — Get out of your comfort zone! #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:41:48
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    “More stations are hiring one man band reporters. Multimedia skills will come in handy”
    – @amanichannel #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:41:33
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    @AmaniChannel says… You are a Brand! People are watching and listening! #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:42:48
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    @AmaniChannel sees shooting and editing trends… video skills, one-man band, dslr cameras, tapeless cameras #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:44:09
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    @AmaniChannel digital skills tips- seek freelance opps, guest post, start a blog, leverage social networks, create UGC content #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:54:00
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    NEW MEDIA REPORTING use Twitter, Live Stream, Facebook and always SHARE YOUR CONTENT!! #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 14:01:50
  40. Sarah Glover, PABJ President and photographer/videograher at the Philadelphia Daily News, ended the day with a tutorial on how to how to build a WordPress website.
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    #PABJ Sarah Glover giving a awesome presentation on WordPress at the Digital Journalism training. Great organization.
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 14:12:52
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    @skyphoto wordpress tutorial: pick a template that showcases your specialty (broadcast, print, photo, design). #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 14:20:48
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    part of my presentation today @ #pabj digital training derived from Michelle Johnson’s presentation at #NABJ11 on building a WordPress site
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 16:57:03
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    Journo websites should have at least: resume, about, works samples, contact info, social media feeds (Twitter/FB/blog). #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 17:16:28
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    Learning about making a website using WordPress @pabj multimedia training. Been a really productive set of workshops today.#pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 14:18:50
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    Learned a lot today from attending the #PABJ multimedia workshop. a lot of great insight to social media way explained.
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 16:38:54