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

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

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

Why expanded tweets matter for journalists

Twitter is like a wire service of yesteryear on steroids, but it's easy to waste time clicking those clever 140-character missives only to find news you don't need to use. Expanded tweets may change that, especially if the service expands to the microblogging startup's 28 languages.

Nicole Martinelli | June 15, 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