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Daily Freeman Life Editor Ivan Lajara talks about journalism, living in the Hudson Valley, language, the Web, cats and even politics. But he shouldn't.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What's the right way to use content from social media?


Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we are talking about the right way to use content from social media (and other sources, like the Getty image above), copyrights and fair use.

You can check out past chats over here. If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.

If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DFM chat on maximizing Twitter use in journalism



Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we are talking about advanced Twitter use for journalism, with an emphasis on how to cut through the noise, avoid spending too much time on it and how to add value.
You can check out past chats over here. If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.

If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Watch the New Paltz commencement from the sky


More than 1,200 undergraduates took part in Sunday’s SUNY New Paltz commencement ceremony, and the college took its drone to the skies to showcase the magnitude of the event.

Oh, by the way, SUNY New Paltz has a drone.

Through a short drone-shot video on Sunday, the SUNY New Paltz Instagram post asked, “Which blue dot are you?” (We’ll forgive the college for the “Pomp and Circumstance” soundtrack, since this was a graduation and also for basically implying that the graduating students are Smurfs).
The Freeman covered the event and took many, many photos, from the ground, because we’re apparently not allowed to shoot drone videos, even though it’s a First Amendment right and all that.
But we digress!
Check out SUNY New Paltz’s Instagram account on, uh, Instagram!
At the Freeman’s (trolling) request by an unnamed Life Editor, a school spokesperson said the college will post some more drone videos, so stay tuned. Or go back to work, you lazy, lazy person.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

#throughglass


Posted From Glass

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How to execute a digital first workflow in a newsroom

Steam-first journalism FTW!

Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we are talking about developing and executing a realistic digital-first workflow for newsrooms, taking into account resources and audiences (so you might not need a Snapchat or Instagram strategy if you work on a rural area with no cell reception.) But the question remains, how do you report during the day as a true digital-first entity if you still have to get a paper out? Well, let's find out, shall we?

You can check out past chats over here. If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Harlem Globetrotter Tay Fischer reaches out to Junior

Monday, May 12, 2014

Wild turkeys on Watson Hollow Road in Olive

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