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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.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

10 reasons why listicles are the best thing ever

Spoiler Alert: They're not.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DFM chat on 2013 journalism accomplishments, predictions for 2014 and wish-list


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 at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we're talking about journalism efforts that worked in 2013 (and those that didn't); predictions and/or a wish list for things in 2014. Let's make this fun.

The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chats over here If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.

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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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DFM chat on what works on social media


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 at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we're talking about what works in social media (and why that's the wrong question to ask!)
What are your goals? What is the strategy? This chat is inspired by a post by Joy Mayer, so a tip of the hat to her. How do you deal with ever-changing third party platforms yes I'm talking about Facebook blergh? T

The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chats over here And Tweetchat is back, if that's what you prefer.
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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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The state of news: 2013 edition


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Monday, December 9, 2013

Sinterklaas in Rhinebeck

Friday, December 6, 2013

Ulster County Ice-Cream Flavors

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

DFM chat on social media verification

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 at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we're talking about social media verification in the age of viral content, and seemingly increased fakes and hoaxes. How do you verify social content? Is there a double standard when it comes to viral content?
The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chats over here And Tweetchat is back, if that's what you prefer.
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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