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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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

WHAT?

Swing

Fall

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Life and death

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DFM chat on PRO-TIPS for journalist using Twitter

This llama has nothing to do with this post
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 PRO-TIPS for Twitter use 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, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Regretting not giffing this

Llama Xing

Friday, September 21, 2012

#ONA12 clean feed

The 2012 Online News Association Conference's hashtag has been overrun by spambots. This is an attempt to get a clean feed.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DFM chat on how to improve your journalism skills

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 how to improve journalism skills and offerings in the digital age and while having no time. Ask for How Tos. Bring your How Tos.

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, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Book case

Sunday, September 16, 2012

All American, in case you missed the subtleties

Slide

Taste of New Paltz didn't actually taste like New Paltz, but whatevs

Modernized hot rod

Blue #nofilter

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Well, this is odd. #balls

Albany

The Telegram in Worcester, Mass.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

DFM chat on election coverage

Delicious new politics page is delicious
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 planning election season coverage. What can we offer, what should we offer, when should we partner with others, and, of course, tools!

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, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Wings

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sunny and stormy with a chance of Blegh!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Joe Biden, literally

Joe Biden literally said "literally" 10 times at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday.

I cut a little video of it. See for yourself.



Gif from The Atlantic
Song via Horrible Histories - Literally: The Viking Song

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How to live stream a Google Hangout

Do you want to live stream your Google+ Hangout?

Google now lets all hangouts be streamed live, so you don’t need a Livestream, Ustream or Manycam workaround anymore (which was a royal pain).

All you need is a Google+ account and a Youtube channel:

1. Start a Hangout and click Enable Hangout on Air when the Hangout window pops up. Add the people you want in. You can’t make an On Air-anything-goes hangout, you have to invite your followers, preferably just a selected few.

2. Hit OK, I’ve got it’ and start your hangout. It will still be off Youtube (If you’re not connected to Youtube, it will ask you to do so)

3.1 Grab the embed code. It’s your regular iframe code. Post on your site OR YOUR SCRIBBLELIVE BLOG. Only those participating in the Hangout can see what’s going on. Everyone else sees this
3.2 Once you’re ready, hit broadcast. When you stop it takes almost no time for the replay  hangout to appear on your Youtube channel. Then you can post that or download and put in your own container.



And yes, I eat my pencils.
Enjoy

Edit note: This post was edited to change "livestream" and any similar term, to "live streams," to avoid confusion with the live streaming service (see comments below).


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nude model from Kingston immortalized by Taiwanese animators

Zoe West, the 22-year-old model from Kingston who settled a lawsuit against New York City for nakedness and things, has been given the Taiwanese "Next Media Animation" treatment.

Good for her.

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Storify best practices

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DFM Chat on live-blogging best practices

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 revisiting live-blogging. What are the best practices? How much should you add to an event? What about interaction?

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, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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