Post from the sick bed

The blog has been lagging, as I’ve been dragging with the flu now for several days.  But I’ve pulled myself out from under the weather to post links to a couple of articles that caught my attention in my medicated haze.

First is from the New York Times on so-called “off-air reporters” shooting video and blogging with the presidential campaigns.  Itt points to why every reporter should carry a point-and-shoot video camera and know how to use it.

The other is blogger Robert Patterson’s two-part series on how an NPR station in San Diego used Google Maps and Twitter to cover the California fire last year.  Patterson also uses this example to explain how campus newsrooms could cover breaking news, like a campus shooting, to alert students and even help keep them safe. (Via Amy Gahran on Poynter’s E-Media Tidbits)

Enjoy the reads. I’m crawling back under the covers, drinking more juice and hope to emerge in a few days.

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