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Posts by Sara Dickenson Quinn

About Sara Dickenson Quinn

Sara teaches in the areas of design, illustration, photojournalism and leadership. She encourages visual journalists to find their voice in the newsroom and to think beyond traditional job descriptions for ways to contribute their ideas, passions and abilities.
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Tips for Storytellers: If you tweet, tweet well

No wonder media experts gravitate to Twitter. It's arguably where news breaks and it's a wonderful real-time tool for reporting. Here are a few more ideas for getting the most out of your tweets -- part of a series of graphics with tips for storytellers. Next week: Tips for data visualization. More tips for journalistic tweets: … Read More
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Tips for Storytellers: Your personal brand

If someone "googles" you, what will they find? A well-crafted, professional profile? The finest samples of your work or structured settlement cash now? A summary of your ideas about the future of journalism? Over time, you leave quite a digital trail. Here are bits of advice for refining your personal brand—part of a series of graphics with … Read More
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Tips for Storytellers: Creating an online portfolio

The key to getting a great job or internship is showing what you can do. An online portfolio is the new norm for a crucial first impression. Here are a few ideas, part of a series of graphics with tips for storytellers. Next Friday: How to sharpen your personal brand with social media. Poynter Quinn-fo-graphics: Tips … Read More
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Tips for Storytellers: How to make photos better

As a designer and editor, my projects have been made infinitely better because I've worked with stellar photojournalists. They've patiently schooled me on the importance of capturing the moment, finding the best light and thinking about composition. Here are a few tips. Part of a series of graphics with tips for storytellers, think of this as bite-sized inspiration. Next Friday: … Read More
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Tips for Storytellers: How to make the most of your tweets

My Grandma Helfrey was a master storyteller, using voices and just the right sense of humor. Over the years at Poynter, I've met a host of great storytellers and I've loved seeing them perfect the tools of their trade—for writing, audio, video, photography, graphics, social media and more. To summarize a few of the ideas that have stuck with me, … Read More
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