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

Newspaper to reporters: tweet for job

A U.S. newspaper wants potential reporters to prove they have a "high digital IQ" by using microblogging service Twitter to send their resumes.

Nicole Martinelli | August 11, 2011

Seeking job opportunities in journalism? Execs say online presence, multimedia skills a must

London Metropolitan University hosted a recent panel on careers in journalism. Speakers included executives from Bloomberg, BSkyB and the National Union of Journalists. The panel agreed on one thing: practical experience in a range of media and an online presence are essential.

Nicole Martinelli | August 09, 2011

Facebook launches guide for journalism schools

Journalism professors may wish their students spent less time on social networks, but Facebook hopes to get educators to "like" it as a teaching tool.

Nicole Martinelli | July 29, 2011

When a reporter moonlights as citizen journalist: "News is more than a mobile photo"

Robert Coxwell, a multimedia journalist at the BBC, wasn't assigned to cover singer Amy Winehouse's death. Finding himself in her London neighborhood when it happened, he snapped a few pics and became an "eyewitness" to events.

Nicole Martinelli | July 26, 2011

Google Plus "scoops" Twitter with news of Oslo bombing

News organizations aren't officially allowed on Google Plus, but Google's new social network is already proving to be a powerful tool for news distribution.

Nicole Martinelli | July 22, 2011

BBC to journalists on social media: "Don't do anything stupid"

Recognizing that social media can be a land mine for journalists, the BBC has updated its social media policy.

Nicole Martinelli | July 15, 2011

Newspaper group subsidizes Android tablets to gain readers

A U.S. news organization is banking on the tabloid computer craze to boost circulation and win reader loyalty.

Nicole Martinelli | July 11, 2011

Facebook for journalists: recording audio interviews from new video chat feature

Facebook's new video chat feature can be a useful tool for conducting interviews. Here's how to record those interviews in MP3 or AIFF.

Nicole Martinelli | July 07, 2011