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

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

Five alternatives to Instagram for journalists

After the Facebook buyout of Instagram, here are some alternative photo-sharing apps journalists should check out.

Nicole Martinelli | April 10, 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

"Embrace the disruption of the journalism business," says Richard Gingras of Google News

The news industry will never go back to the way it was, says Richard Gingras of Google News, and if you're not embracing the changes in how information is created, consumed and shared, you may be left behind.

Nicole Martinelli | March 09, 2012

How the BBC trains bilingual reporters to become "Superman"

Making the most of its resources in an era of declining budgets, the BBC is training some of its bilingual reporters to work across multiple platforms and languages at the same time.

Nicole Martinelli | February 29, 2012

Five ways to kickstart a journalism career

A recent webchat with experts from The Guardian offered some tips on how to break into journalism. Here are IJNet's main takeaways.

Nicole Martinelli | February 21, 2012