Monthly Archives: March 2012

Earth Hour provides EHST examples and illustrates social media use to share news and views

Today’s Earth Hour celebration — 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in every time zone around the world — is a great way to see literally thousands of EHST-type events and activities. The Earth Hour’s website includes a Media Centre that has … Continue reading

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Thanks to alums for advice; prepare for your own opportunities by creating a portfolio

I always enjoy having former students share advice and stories to help current students. Today in lecture, I asked you to share some the insights you gained: Don’t procrastinate in starting a story. Don’t go into a story with your … Continue reading

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5 tips for working effectively with editors and getting your story published

by Megan Duncan The byline at the top of the story could be your name. It might be the first of many times you see your name under a headline of a news organization like The Alligator, The Gainesville Sun … Continue reading

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Read environmental, health, science and technology stories for story ideas and to anlayze the writing styles used

If you’re regularly reading news, you are reading examples of environmental, health, science and technology stories. With Earth Day a month away, you’ll be seeing more stories with an Earth Day angle. When SXSW (South by Southwest), the big music … Continue reading

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Your own reporting is basis for stories for Labs 10, 11 and 12

Trust everyone is thinking about story ideas related to UF sustainability and topics with an environmental, health, science or technology angle. Let’s recap on the assignments: Lab 10 – You are to write a story with a UF sustainability angle. … Continue reading

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