Category Archives: Journalism

Exploring the Boston baking scene through Beantown Baker

The plan was simple:  Create a cookbook of family recipes to send to relatives for Christmas. That project inspired Jen Perez to do something that would reach many more people than just her family. She created a baking blog, Beantown … Continue reading

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Visiting the Christian Science Monitor

Today, my Reinventing the News class got a tour of the Christian Science Monitor. Founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy, the Monitor has a reputation for being an impartial source of news, especially on national and international issues. Earlier … Continue reading

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My Experience with NewsTrust

Last Friday, Mike LaBonte gave a presentation to my Reinventing the News class on NewsTrust. LaBonte is an editor at the site, which allows users to read and submit news stories from any news site, then review them on the … Continue reading

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Using New Media Across the Globe

On Tuesday, a speaker from Global Voices came to speak to my Reinventing the News class. Firuzeh Shokooh Valle, a Northeastern PhD student and editor at Global Voices, spoke to our class about international citizen journalists and bloggers. On its … Continue reading

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Jeff Howe Talks About Crowdsourcing and Journalism

Jeff Howe was our guest speaker in my journalism class on Friday, speaking about, amongst other things, crowdsourcing. Howe is the newest faculty member to the School of Journalism, a former Nieman Fellow and author of Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of … Continue reading

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Cheap Eats: Thornton’s Restaurant & Cafe

The outside of Thornton’s Restaurant & Cafe. Our latest class assignment seemed simple enough:  Find a restaurant that could be classified as “cheap eats” and review it. We’ll make a Google Map of all 17 locations this coming week. My … Continue reading

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Can Maps Be Journalism?

Recently in my Reinventing the News class, we’ve been talking about maps as sources of information and journalism. We looked at a variety of different maps, some created by newspapers and some created by the government or independent businesses. The … Continue reading

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