Category Archive: Media Matters

Jun 15

Is The Doc Filled with News or Noise?

news or noise, determining news over noise,

At work, the editorial team and I used to have a document called, well, “The Doc.” The Doc was a Google Sheet where we placed all the stories we intended to cover and we simply went through the stories in order. We broke the order if an important story broke that needed to get into …

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Jun 09

Need to Know vs. Cool to Know

My team and I used to have to do an exercise in “fascinating” and in finding fascinating stories. The exercise involved choosing, in our opinion, the five most fascinating stories that we covered within the past 24 hours. Now, we all understood the definition of the word “fascinating” and the general concept of how it …

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Apr 13

3 Timeless Tips from 30 Blogging Heroes

timeless blogging tips

Typically, I’m not interested in how-to books regarding blogging, social media, search engine optimization, and all the different Google tools. Those books become obsolete so quickly since those platforms and how to use them change so much. For example, there’s a book about Google Buzz on the shelf at my local library, a Google service …

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Apr 09

Al Jazeera’s Journalists are Going to Trial

Al Jazeera journalists on trial

Ask Egypt to Release These Journalists Immediately Three Al Jazeera English journalists,┬áPeter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed, have been detained without trial for about two months. They have been in police custody since December 29, as they’ve been accused of “spreading lies harmful to state security and joining a terrorist organization.” Specifically, they are …

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Nov 19

Bullet Journal, New Gigs, and Getting Things Back Together

Thanksgiving

Been spending my time over the past few weeks working to get everything back together. I think much of it crumbled from under me because I wasn’t spending enough time working, and because I didn’t spend any time planning my branding. For my branding, I just threw something together, never really thought about, and so …

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Nov 08

5 Recent Research Findings that Challenge Notions of Politics and Society

recent political research

Of the many things that go unreported in major news outlets, one of those things are the research findings from major universities. Granted, research does get coverage from time to time, especially if its proven that video games are good for you. And, granted, not all research coming out of a major university deserves press …

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Sep 02

5 Books I Will Read This Fall

books to read this fall

So, summer is officially over (in the sense that school starts or has started. I understand it still feels like summer out there in some places.) As for my summer reading list, I read 4.5 out of the five books (I’ve read much more than 4.5, but not all of them were on the list). …

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Aug 05

This is Why It’s Awesome to be a Night Owl!

I have been so excited for my new niche this weekend! I’ve been wanting to get started so badly that I kept going to the site looking for the new questions, but new questions are released every Monday. I didn’t want to prepare a question for last week for this week. I want to keep …

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Aug 04

I Figured Out a Niche

I figured it out!

I know I’ve gone through this whole charade before (and I totally did when thinking about my news show and before settling on identity capital), but I’ve figured out a niche for real this time. After thinking about my niche, I’ve come to a decision and I think it’s a good one. I’m going to …

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May 18

I Need a Good Name for a News Show

good name for a news show

One of my ideas for my budding YouTube broadcasting empire is a news show. I’ve finally crystallized this idea with topics and a format, and I might shoot my first show as early as tomorrow. But, one that’s hindering me here is a name for this news show. I know I could just put up …

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