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  • If you decide to pursue a career as a professional journalist, this is what its about. You seek out information - the truth - and report it.
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    • 1. + Gathering Information Online Marie K. Shanahan Fall 2012 University of Connecticut
    • 2. + Journalism is…  Storytelling With Facts  Gathering  Filtering  Distributing *Conversing
    • 3. + What to gather online:  Story ideas  Sources for stories  Primary research, other information  Diverse points of view, perspectives
    • 4. + Search Using Keywords  Names  Places  Proper nouns  Topics  Try different word combinations/abbreviations: For example, CT or Connecticut or Conn.  Synonyms  Word order can make a difference
    • 5. + Start with Google (and check other search engines, too) - Ask, Yippy, Yahoo, Bing, Twingine, Dogpile, DuckDuckGo
    • 6. + Advanced Searching  http://www.google.com/advanced_search  Don’t forget the “More” tab
    • 7. + Google Advanced Search Tips  Precede with site: to only search the pages of one site  Use quotes for “exact phrase”  Limit results to a particular type of file: .pdf, .doc. .xls  Limit results to a particular type of domain: .gov, .edu or .org  When searching images, limit by color
    • 8. + RSS Feeds  Real Simple Syndication  www.commoncraft.com/video/rss  www.google.com/reader/
    • 9. + YouTube: Video Search  Youtube.com = second most searched website after Google  “Filter” your search results  Use keywords: Topics, Locations, Names  Scour YouTube user profiles  Can also search Vimeo, Viddler, Daily Motion
    • 10. + Facebook  Use social media for surveillance, sourcing, crowdsourcing.  www.facebook.com/search  People  Pages  Groups  Posts by Everyone  Also, try a Facebook specific Google search: Site:Facebook.com XkeywordX
    • 11. + Twitter  Twitter.com/search  Go to advanced search  Keywords  Try designating a location
    • 12. + LinkedIn: People Search  http://www.linkedin.com/search  Expertise in a particular field  Employees of a particular company
    • 13. + Flickr: Photo Search  http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/  Search for topics, locations, people  Photopin.com
    • 14. + Social Bookmarking Take your bookmarks with you. Google Bookmarks Delicious.com
    • 15. + Expert Source Services
    • 16. + Backgrounding People Dont just search for somebody by their full name Use nicknames avatar name, email address

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