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

Four social media rules journalists should break

If you're a journalist who wants to be active on social media and still have time for other reporting, try breaking these rules.

Nicole Martinelli | November 15, 2011

How news organizations are using iPhone app Tackable to cover Occupy protests

An iPhone app that gathers live photos and media is earning some attention from news organizations covering the Occupy protest movement.

Nicole Martinelli | November 07, 2011

How a "Facebook nation" might change reporting on government

In his first public appearance since his appointment in August, Steven VanRoekel, the new Chief Information Technology Officer for the United States, outlined plans to help the government switch to "lean startup mode" that, if successful, could change how journalists access government information.

Nicole Martinelli | October 27, 2011

Blogging beats traditional media, veteran journalist says

Journalist Jean Quatremer, who writes for Libération, uses his blog to "scoop" the publication he works for by publishing stories they won't.

Nicole Martinelli | October 21, 2011

Five tools from Occupy Wall Street that journalists should know about

The Occupy Wall Street movement, which began in New York and spread to dozens of cities, is where '60s take-it-to-the-streets activism meets a patchwork of old and new tech tools to get the message out.

Nicole Martinelli | October 14, 2011

Five tips for journalists who want to go freelance

Whether you are longing to ditch daily deadlines or have just been made redundant, there are a number of reasons to go freelance as a journalist. Here are IJNet's main takeaways from a webchat hosted by The Guardian.

Nicole Martinelli | October 07, 2011

Why smaller markets can mean big careers for journalists

Downsizing is the new normal in journalism. IJNet talked to Gregg McLachlan, author of "Big stories, Small towns: The essential journalism guide for working and thriving in smaller markets," for tips on making a small coverage area into a good career.

Nicole Martinelli | September 28, 2011

Five tips on blogging for journalism job hunters

A recent webchat with experts from The Guardian offered some great tips on how journalists can blog to find work. Here are IJNet's main takeaways.

Nicole Martinelli | September 26, 2011