Category Archives: MPJ

Wow ’em with your website

What makes a great website? Written content? Graphics? Funny gifs? As a part of my multiplatform journalism class, we’re working on creating our own websites to host online portfolios. I’ve been doing some research and found three unique webpages that … Continue reading

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Common Threads: Sitting down with UnderGrand Creative

These past two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of working with two other students in my multiplatform journalism class to tell the story of UnderGrand Creative, a new student-run T-shirt business at Saint Louis University.  UnderGrand is the brainchild of … Continue reading

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Five ways to get sued for what you post online (And how to avoid them)

These days, it seems that everyone feels called to share every moment of their lives with the world.  We Instagram our breakfast, live-tweet a boring class, share at least four Reddit cat videos per day.  However, with this Internet freedom … Continue reading

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SLU professor Bill Tyler wows Media Hall of Fame and students alike

Bill Tyler wears many hats: writer, advertising extraordinaire, professor, mentor and, now, hall-of-famer.  Last month, the long-time advertising guru turned Saint Louis University professor was officially inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame for his outstanding work in … Continue reading

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Creating a compelling story through video

Capturing a story through video instead of the written word is by no means a new concept, but it still seems to be an underutilized medium for most journalists.  On one hand, there is plenty of broadcast pieces found in … Continue reading

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Five ways to woo online readers this Valentine’s Day

Forget valentines and secret admirers.  As online writers, bloggers, curators of the news, we’re only trying to woo one person: the reader.  So, how does one entice such a crafty creature?  After a bit of research, I’ve compiled a list … Continue reading

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10 awesome people I follow on Twitter (who you should check out, too!)

1) Ari Shapiro Ari Shapiro is an NPR White House correspondent who also appears on Morning Edition.  I like his Twitter feed because it always has a good variety of information.  Sometimes he live tweets from events and interviews, sometimes … Continue reading

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