Email Alerts: An Easy Way to Stay Up To Date

By Madison Feller

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Now that it's officially summer, we're sure that you're all knee-high in summer internships, online courses and Netflix shows. With everything going on during these few months, it can be hard to keep up with our friends and family, let alone what's going on in the world.

As students and journalists, it's vital to stay up-to-date on local and national current events, but it can be hard to do everything during your half-hour lunch break. Especially if you also have a list of five different long-form pieces that you've been meaning to finish...

3 Tips to Help You Survive Journalism’s Tech Revolution

By A.J. Feather

There are several skill sets all writers, broadcasters and editors need to have for their day-to-day work - AP Style, the ability to use a specific workflow environment like iNews, an understanding of certain applications like Final Cut Pro and the Adobe Creative Suite, etc.

But no matter how many applications you try and no matter how good your understanding of the English language is, new environments, software and technical issues will come your way.  To help you conquer the learning curve, I have made a list of three things I recommend every journalist do.

Storify: Your reactions to the end of the Columbia Missourian paywall

By Sarah Darby

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This month the Columbia Missourian announced an end to its time paywall.

The announcement is big news for the newspaper, which primarily serves as a teaching lab for students.

The decision to end the much-debated paywall is evidence of the increasing importance of finding digital revenue models that work.

Here's how the public responded to the change:

5 tips for young journalists from J-School grads

By Ryan Levi
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As part of my extensive summer reading list (highlights so far include Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams), I took a look through our Letters Home series, a collection of letters from J-School graduates to students currently studying at the finest journalism school in the world. Below are five big-picture takeaways from their letters.