Monthly Archive: November 2016

Journalism and the World | November 21st, 2016 | #, #
Good to meet you: New officer Victoria Blake

Victoria Blake


I am the new Social Media Manager for the Society of Professional Journalists International Community page. I hope to bring many new ideas to the organization to better this community with Elle Toussi and Dan Kubiske.

In the past few months I have had the honor to work in different organizations starting with Texan News Service at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. While I am going to graduate in 2018, I enjoy volunteering and writing at any moment possible. Continue reading

Journalism and the World | November 16th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
How 2016 US Election Affects Global Journalism

American journalists and journalism prof Dan Gillmor gave the keynote address to the Congress of Journalists of Catalonia (Spain) last week. He chose as his theme free speech, the Donald Trump victory and the need for journalists to be activists.

And please note, this is a speech about a basic American value: Freedom of Speech/Press, presented by an American to a Spanish group of journalists. This is a discussion that is not limited to the States. Continue reading

First Draft | November 9th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
SEO for Journalists: How to Increase Visibility to Your Stories Naturally

As journalists, we are expected to adapt to many different and rapidly changing  technologies and techniques in order to increase views, shares, clicks, etc. which attract users to our online articles and websites. At the same time, journalists don’t want to fall into the ‘clickbait trap.’ Still, journalists need to prove that their articles are engaging readers, and that’s where search engine optimization (SEO) can help.

What is SEO?

Think of SEO as free visibility for your site if you do it right. Continue reading