Posted by: mobrienweiss | February 11, 2014

Great tips for college journalists

If you’re not already routinely visiting the College Media Matters site … you’d be advised to start. Soon. It’s chock-full of great advice, tips and news about collegiate journalism.

A couple of sterling examples:

I did not know that the wildly popular @SochiProblems Twitter account was started by a 20-year-old journalism student. But College Media Matters’ Dan Reimold did. This is the account that quickly amassed more followers than the official Sochi Olympics account. Reimold wrote:

“The mastermind of the most viral social media phenomenon surrounding the current Olympic Games is a 20-year-old journalism student at Toronto’s Centennial College named Alexander Broad.

… He is also the creator of @SochiProblems, a Twitter account that has massively impacted the media and cultural zeitgeist as the main prism through which many have viewed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Featuring images of a city in disrepair, Olympic venues embarrassingly under construction until the last moment and hotel rooms lacking basic amenities … Broad’s tweets have spurred a ton of press and online chatter — and nabbed him more than 336,000 followers in less than a week.”

Plus, this … “1 Million Story Ideas for Student Journalists” Pure gold.

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