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.

Latest Stories

Contextly helps writers curate related stories

Digital journalist Ryan Singel hopes to streamline the work of fellow online writers by helping them find and link related stories faster with a Wordpress plugin he developed called Contextly.

Nicole Martinelli | June 21, 2012

Newsmotion breaks ground with global multimedia reporting, seeks freelancers

Ambitious multimedia startup Newsmotion is breaking new ground with global stories. Founder Julian Rubinstein tells IJNet about the kinds of stories the site wants from freelancers and its soon-to-launch civic media platform.

Nicole Martinelli | June 06, 2012

Can Kindle Singles replace clips for journalists?

In an uber-competitive journalism job market, showing some entrepreneurial spirit can only be a good thing. Recent journalism school graduate Victoria Turk tells IJNet how she published a long-form story as a Kindle Single.

Nicole Martinelli | May 29, 2012

How journalists can mine website analytics for stories

Indefatigable digital journalist Laura Amico of Homicide Watch D.C. has been mining the data from search queries on her site to stay a step ahead of the competition--and the police department.

Nicole Martinelli | May 21, 2012

Pulitzer-winning reporter connects with readers on Twitter. Do you?

Sara Ganim, who received a Pulitzer prize for her dogged coverage of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, says Twitter has been a "great way to stay connected with readers" as the story unfolds.

Nicole Martinelli | May 09, 2012

How YouTube could kill off women's magazines

The recently launched Hearst channel Hello Style brings together five of the publisher's women's titles, including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar, to create videos with a US$10 million budget provided by YouTube.

Nicole Martinelli | April 20, 2012

Newspaper reporter, broadcaster make list of worst jobs

Journalism jobs are now on par with those in the food industry like waitress, dishwasher and butcher, according to a survey by website Career Cast of the best and worst jobs in 2012.

Nicole Martinelli | April 12, 2012

Why drone journalism is in for a rocky ride

Airborne newsgathering is a hot topic, but some experts believe that drone journalism may have a hard time getting off the ground.

Nicole Martinelli | April 03, 2012