Alexandra Donlin

Journalism and the Era of Digital Media

Photo Source: eResources In the era of digital media, publications, as well as journalists, have been trying to find the best way to incorporate digital media, while still keeping print in mind. A perfect example of this would be Vox.com, an online-only news site run by Ezra Klein and Vox Media. Similar to Vice and BuzzFeed,… Continue reading Journalism and the Era of Digital Media

Alexandra Donlin

Innovating Snapchat for bloggers, publications and stores

When Snapchat was released in 2012, it took the social media world by storm. At first, it was just a way to communicate with friends via photos that disappeared after ten seconds. Today, you can post photos or videos on to a public story that last 24 hours, you can add special effects to photos and… Continue reading Innovating Snapchat for bloggers, publications and stores

Alexandra Donlin

Mobile Apps Helping the Election

Being in a social media dominant era, people heavily rely on it to gain information on election coverage and the hopeful candidates. However, sometimes social media can be skewed when trying to find accurate information on each candidate. Thanks to The Boston Globe and Change.org, there are now apps with curated information on helping you choose a… Continue reading Mobile Apps Helping the Election

Alexandra Donlin

Hear Nebraska: Making a Case for Local Blogging

  Hear Nebraska is a unique website showcasing Nebraska music and culture in long-form features. According to the site, their vision is: “Hear Nebraska strives to make the state a globally recognized cultural destination.” Co-founders Andrew and Angie Norman, both Nebraska natives, recently came to Michigan State University, where Andrew earned his master’s degree in environmental journalism,… Continue reading Hear Nebraska: Making a Case for Local Blogging

Alexandra Donlin

The Collapse of The New Republic

Source: Bearing Drift The New Republic has been an incredibly successful liberal opinion publication for over 100 years. That is until its downward spiral started in 2014. The magazine was started by Herbert Croly, Walter Lippmann and Walter Weyl, with the financial backing of Dorothy Payne Whitney and Willard Straight in 1914. It was known for its… Continue reading The Collapse of The New Republic

Alexandra Donlin

2016 Challenge: Gaining More Revenue from Different Places

Source: Pinterest A challenge for 2016 is figuring out how to bring in revenue from different places since more and more people are using ad-blockers. We all know how annoying ads can be, but do people really know the cost of what blocking them does? This especially rings true for those working in the media, who make… Continue reading 2016 Challenge: Gaining More Revenue from Different Places