Tips From a News Site as it Heads Into the Sunset

September 4, 2016 — News website Reported.ly announced recently that it would suspend publication because of a loss of funding from its parent company, First Look Media. Editors from the website also explained that Reported.ly might come back in some form if other companies or people are willing to help out. As we wait to…

Edition No. 2

August 30, 2016 — Not a lot to talk about with the first week’s output of the fall semester. We had Phil Scherer’s interesting and popular story about a local murder, but we had no posts from the first full edition of the Legacy. This week’s Lindenlink should  offer us more to focus on in next week’s edition. Meanwhile,…

Finding Copyright-free Images

August 23, 2016 — It can be a real struggle to find images to go with some articles, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to grab any old photo we find on Facebook or online. More often than not, those pics are copyright protected, and we’re asking for legal trouble when we use them. Instead,…

Edition No. 1

August 12, 2016 — Welcome to the first critique at Lindenlink Review. I’ll be using this spot to give some pats on the backs of the people who put together Lindenlink, and I’ll be pointing out some ways we can improve the publication. Let’s get started with some observations about the summer posts. Back pats .…

Twitter Accounts for Journalists

August 12, 2016 — Here’s a brief list of Twitter accounts that can help college and high school students stay on top of journalism issues. Let me know if I’ve missed a favorite of yours. @APstylebook – provided by Associated Press to complement the AP Style Guide. @brianstelter — maintained by Brian Stelter, Brian Stelter, a media…

John Oliver’s the Best

August 11, 2016 — John Oliver recently did a segment about journalism on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” and, as you should expect, it got a lot of attention in the journalism community. Oliver understands that we all are hurt when there aren’t enough journalists to watch over those in power, and he explains that…

AP Quiz on Numbers

August 11, 2016 — Click the link below to take a quick quiz over the way numbers are used in news writing based on the 2015 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook. Take the AP Quiz here.