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

Photojournalist in Japan on covering disasters in your own backyard

Gianni Giosue is a Tokyo-based international freelance photographer who covers social issues in
Asia. He talked to IJNet about covering a major event on home turf and offered some advice for journalists taking photographs.

Nicole Martinelli | April 01, 2011

Journalists: 5 tweets guaranteed to get you fired

Journalists have been getting fired for tweeting the wrong things. Here are five types of tweets to avoid if you want to keep your job.

Nicole Martinelli | March 23, 2011

Social media shortcuts for journalists

Social media can help you do much more than connect with old friends. Here are shortcuts for journalists who want to get interviews, sources and stories using Facebook, Twitter and more.

Nicole Martinelli | March 18, 2011

News outlets use Storify to gather tsunami info

Reporters around the world woke up to the news of Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami. Almost as quickly as events unfolded, they started gathering information with social media and digital tools to give readers video, pictures, vox pops and more.

Nicole Martinelli | March 11, 2011

Al Jazeera to launch social media news show

Al Jazeera English is planning to launch a daily news program driven by social media called The Stream in May. IJNet caught up with two of the show's staffers in San Francisco.

Nicole Martinelli | March 07, 2011

CNN launches citizen journalism awards

CNN is launching its first citizen journalism awards to honor contributions made from around the world to its news reports.

Nicole Martinelli | February 16, 2011