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At The NAHJ Convention: The Future Of News

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Combining the building blocks of journalism with modern technology is what students at the 2013 National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention in Anaheim are learning.  So they can succeed in as journalists, in years to come.

"Everything has to be not just online, but you have to engage the audience and social media is the answer for that," said Chris Dell, a graduate student at the City University of New York.

It's no secret many people now get their news online, but it's interaction that's key.  According to a study by the Pew Research Center, of all of the adults who use the Internet, 72% also use social media.

"Social media is the way to truly get those people, to not just read a story, but to feel like they're a part of it," said Dell.

Chris is currently enrolled in an entrepreneurial journalism class, all the students are required to develop their own social media apps. Chris is also avid user of social media and apps already on the market and we're not just talking twitter and Facebook.

"I'm sure you've heard of Storify? And being able to pull in people's tweets and social media comments and embed them in a story.  Basically you can let their voices tell the story.

But even these journalism students know to be wary of information from social media sites. Not everything on twitter is fact.  So it's important to hone their basic journalism skills too.

"You're at that verge where it's just changing, so we're learning that.  I have an old soul so I'd rather just pick up a paper and read it," said Monique Madden, a student who came to NAHJ from Emerson College in Boston.

And if you want to know how influential you are online, there's an app for that.  Klout combines all your social media accounts and rates you.  Fox News has a score of 95 out of 100.

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