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Photoshop Alternatives

I am a fan of Adobe Photoshop, the powerful image-editing software that graphic designers love. But I find myself using it less often than I used to. In fact, my usage has fallen off dramatically. The main reason is … Read more

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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007

Save This Tip, 2005

Time for the annual year-end roundup
of our favorite Web Tips. The idea is to put together a list of
the most useful tips, Web sites and columns from the past year so that
you can have them all in one place. You’ll … Read more

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Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2007

Save This Tip!

We let 2006 slip by without doing our annual roundup of our most useful tips, Web sites and columns. To make amends for that, let’s start the year with some useful lists.


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Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006

24/7 Iraq News

A new site, IraqSlogger.com, offers Iraq news links, original reporting and opinion, and is aiming to be “the world’s premier Iraq-focused information source.”

The site, which officially launches this week, is run by former CNN news chief Eason Jordan … Read more

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Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006

Tracking Books

We’ve all heard about authors obsessed with the Amazon.com rankings of their books — some who go as far as temporarily manipulating the rankings by buying copies of their own books in bulk. But non-authors are often interested in book … Read more

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Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2006

Guide to Poll Data Online

Several researchers have put together an excellent guide to the plethora of public opinion poll Web sites now online.

The guide is one journalists will find particularly useful, as it avoids unscientific online polls and those focused primarily on market … Read more

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006

Sites We Read

I am often asked for a list of Web sites I read. I am equally curious about what some of my friends, colleagues and readers read, so I thought I would turn this into a group exercise. I will, starting … Read more

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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006

Google News Archive Search

Google News has rapidly risen to be one of the most popular news sites on the Web, with more than 9.5 million unique visitors a month and not one journalist on staff. Now, it’s gotten even better.

Google News has … Read more

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

LinkedIn, Anyone?

 

[After a summer hiatus, WebTips is back. Please send in your tips and
feedback.]

Like many journalists, I like to think that I am not just in the journalism business, but that I am also in … Read more

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Nieman Narrative Digest

The Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism at Harvard University runs a wonderful site for writers, the Nieman Narrative Digest.

The site is updated with new features about narrative journalism about every two weeks. Recent pieces include “Stories Are Read more

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