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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.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Julian Schreibman, Joel Tyner debate highlights

Health care: Fracking: Economy:
About the 19th Congressional District
U.S. role in world affairs: National issues:
On winning the election: Leadership:
Joel Tyner, opening remarks
Julian Schreibman, opening remarks

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Julian Schreibman, Joel Tyner debate

Replay of the debate begins at 14-minute mark.
Watch live streaming video from dailyfreeman at livestream.com

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sit with mayor. Ask about cats.

The Freeman sat with Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo on Thursday for a very productive Community Media Lab event in which your questions were relayed to the mayor live during the interview.

Having reached the end of the interview, I decided to squeeze one in and ask about cats. See for yourself.


  

After the stream was over, the mayor said I should call him next time I write about things like this.
"You know how it is," I said.
"No, I don't," he said.

Well, this is how it works:

Meme based on Frustrated Journalist Cat

I can now include that exchange into my belt of "Ivan Lajara shouldn't be allowed to talk to politicians."
The first installment, thus, would have to be when last year I had a conversation with County Executive Mike Hein that involved 'Double Rainbow' quotes.

So intense!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DFM chat on new digital tools for 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 Wednesday at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we're talking about new digital tools: What are they, what they do, how to use them in journalism.

 The live feed is posted below. But you can also follow the chat here or here or also here. And you can also check out past chats over here.

If you want to chime in, just post a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.


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Friday, June 8, 2012

Poughkeepsie Journal rips off story from Daily Freeman

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Curated discussion about content curation

The following are highlights of today's Digital First Media chat discussion about content curation in journalism.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DFM chat on content curation

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 Wednesday at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we're talking about content curation: Why, how, best practices, copyright concerns and whatever else is on your mind.

 The live feed is posted below (and yes, I'm using ScribbleLive instead of CoverItLive). But you can also follow the chat here or here or also here. And you can also check out past chats over here.

If you want to chime in, just post a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Should a school official be placed on paid leave after a pot possession arrest?

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Monday, June 4, 2012

How to post your Instagram photos directly to Blogger from your phone

Instagram lets you post your photos directly to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr. But what if you want to post quickly and directly to Blogger from your mobile device?

Here's what you have to do.

1. On your Blogger profile. Hit "Settings" and set up an email address under "Posting using email." You'll need at least a four-character secret word. It would be something like "LOGINNAME.SecretWord@blogger.com."
2. In Instagram,  Pick up the photo you want. Hit the "..." icon at the bottom right of the image.
3. Instead of hitting 'Share post," hit "Email photo." Send it to your Blogger email and hit send.


Your subject line will be your title. You can add more text if you want. But the photo will appear like this:


(see full image)

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* If you are using Wordpress, the process is pretty much the same. Here's how to set up your special email.


* There is a widget for blogger, which displays your latest Instagrams on the side.
 * If using a desktop,  you can visit http://statigr.am search for the image you want (not just yours), Pin them to pinterest, and grab the Embed code for your image and post it in Blogger, so it displays much bigger. Here's how.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cat'n Around Catskill 2012

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