Micajah magic

Remarkable ease, wide variety, of sharing using Google Photos assistant

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Video: Feeding time at the farm

Decided to practice with Adobe Spark, as recommended by BU prof Michelle Johnston, for quick and easy video making. She was right!

Tip: Spark provided the embed code. But to make it show in this WordPress post, I needed to insert it into the “text” view.

https://spark.adobe.com/video/1TWwUhp3Z9ZKS/embed

OK, that is weird. When I did this first time, I saw the video inside the post. Now, i’m just seeing the URL. ummm.  I did do an edit. Maybe I need to wait and/or refresh.

It also might be because I chose to put this on the privacy setting, which adds a no-index tag to the post to block search engine robots . Tho if you have the URL, you can see it.

And it appears that there is no mobile app – yet — for Android users – like me –  tho it can be installed on any desktop.

Photo gallery test using media library

This way of adding Instagram pix to WordPress worked

Just put the URL for the instagram pix in here http://your and add the code to your blog post — in visual view is fine

Nice for single pix but for galleries …

This is my content.

Practicing #Instagram for my #jo304 class. I'm working, and #thatsthetruth

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This is my content.

Testing Instagram embed

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js

Finding solace, and support, in the words of John Adams

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John Adams, second president of the United States, (1797-1801), patriot, philosopher and farmer

Dear fellow journalists:

Feeling beleaguered?  Even more so after yesterday’s rant by President Trump?

Today, I found solace in these words of a son of Massachusetts, of liberty, the country’s first vice president and its second president:

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.  — John Adams

To all of you: Keep up the good work.

Fill in the blank: What a __ time for journalism

It's a _______time for journalism in 2017.
It’s a _______time for journalism in 2017.

Here are the choices my JO304 class in multimedia journalism at Boston University came up with in January, just before the inauguration of President Trump.

What’s your choice?

Resources for journalists in a rocky time

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Scene from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Ingrid Richter, Creative Commons)

What a need for reliable journalistic resources, in light of the inauguration of a new president who — horrors — questions the validity of news as told by most media.

At the same time, innovations in communications are coming at us so fast even a robot might have trouble processing them.

Here are some reputable resources for keeping up with both. I urge you to follow, join and subscribe for the latest on trends, research, training and hot topics.

Boston University Department of Journalism Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bujodept/

Pew Research Center
http://www.pewinternet.org/

Nieman Journalism Lab
http://www.niemanlab.org/
http://www.niemanlab.org/subscribe/ 

Online News Association
https://journalists.org/
https://journalists.org/news/ona-weekly/

The Poynter Institute
http://www.poynter.org/
Newsletters  http://poynter.us9.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=79fa45ed20ff84851c3b9cd63&id=5372046825
Webinars and more  http://about.poynter.org/training

Perry Hewitt’s Friday 5 email newsletter
Perry culls highlights from the week on strategy and practice for digital leadership – plus some fun stuff
http://perryhewitt.com/email-update/

Testing Storify embed in WordPress

Even tho I used the insert Url under Add Media, best i could get for Storify is a hypertext link, below.   Unlike Thinglink, which does show up as an interactive image when you add a Thinglink URL the same way.

Tips for navigating your journalistic future