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Nicole Martinelli

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A San Francisco native, she has lived and worked in Italy, writing about science and tech as well as design and art for publications including Wired, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal Europe. She has a master’s degree in communications from L'Universita' degli Studi di Firenze in Florence, Italy and a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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Five mistakes journalists make on LinkedIn

Social networking colossus LinkedIn can help journalists find sources, scoops and jobs. Krista Canfield, senior manager of corporate communications, tells IJNet how to get the most out of it.

Nicole Martinelli | September 11, 2012

Five lessons for media innovators

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently released a report titled "Experiments in Media Innovation," documenting the successes and hiccups on the road to rebooting journalism.

Nicole Martinelli | September 06, 2012

Five free online plagiarism checkers

Some news organizations use pricey proprietary software to check for plagiarism, but if you're in a small newsroom or run a blog, these free versions will give you an idea of whether your text has been previously published.

Nicole Martinelli | August 22, 2012

Finding hidden gems in the Undercover Reporting Database

Journalists have pretended to be insane, lived on the streets and infiltrated prisons in the course of investigative stories. The Undercover Reporting Database brings to light the stories and techniques of pioneering muckrackers.

Nicole Martinelli | August 07, 2012

Five ways to develop your photography career

With phone cameras improving and prices dropping for digital cameras, more people have the chance to take better photographs than ever before. Here are five tips for amateur photojournalists who want their hobby to develop into a paid profession.

Nicole Martinelli | August 03, 2012

Top road-tested iPhone apps for mobile journalists

Here are the top five road-tested apps from the Mobile Reporting Field Guide, created by students at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Nicole Martinelli | July 24, 2012

Why journalists can't predict the future of news

If journalists want to understand where the news business is going, they need to talk to the people who buy, read and invest in news instead of talking about the future among themselves, says veteran news executive Alan D. Mutter.

Nicole Martinelli | July 17, 2012

Why sources can present ethical pitfalls for reporters

Forget speaking fees or freebies: relationships with human sources may be the biggest ethics liability for today's journalists, says Reuters blogger Felix Salmon.

Nicole Martinelli | July 12, 2012