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Headings and Hierarchy Blog Graphic
Image Description: A person sits on the floor with a computer in their lap. Behind them is a larger screen that displays them writing code to properly order headings.    If you’re like many internet users, your email inbox is home to several newsletters from organizations, and you’ve fallen down a research rabbit holes reading
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Student Media Self Love Playlist Graphic
As we reflect on one year of the pandemic, we are all in need of a little self-love. Listen to Student Media Tech’s new playlist to hear the songs we listen to when we’re feeling a little low and in need of some self-care. 💕   Image Description:  Two hands make a heart over a pink
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Four people interacting with elements on a large digital screen.
Most people would agree that the internet is a magical place because of its vast amounts of knowledge, resources, and entertainment. The internet was created to be accessible to anyone, but unfortunately, that is not the case with many websites and digital resources. Barriers such as poor design, lack of alternative text, and missing captions
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Student Media Fall Playlist
The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and Student Media Tech has a new fall playlist. 🍁 ⁠Listen now to hear our favorite songs of the season, plus a few spooky additions!⁠  
A laptop sits open with a variety of sources. In front there is a post waiting to be published online.
In our last blog post, we spoke about simple steps you could take to build media literacy while consuming and sharing content online. In this post, we will cover the other side of the issue; how can we create ethical, accurate, and honest media?   The Five Core Principles of Ethical Journalism One crucial concept
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A phone has a news article pulled up, and the graphic questions whether it should be shared or not.
We live in a world saturated by news and media. You´ll find headlines, advertisements, and informational graphics almost everywhere you look, and while it may seem easy to discern fact from opinion, the lines between the two are far less clear. To demonstrate how hard it can be, try taking the News Literacy Project’s quizzes
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After Effects Animation: Transformation Properties
Introduction Animation can be intimidating to learn, but with four basic transform properties in Adobe After Effects, the process can be approachable for anyone with access to the program. Our team member, John Rojas, has created a video showing you how to make a simple animation using the position, scale, rotation, and opacity properties. If
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Photo of Black Lives Matter Protest
While protests happen regularly across the world, the United States has recently had an uprising of demonstrations in all fifty states as a part of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Student Media has created a guide for student journalists covering these protests, to keep themselves, and the protestors they may be recording, safe. The main
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A phone is filming flowers on a mobile tripod
Advances in mobile technology have made it possible to create high-quality videos on your phone without a studio environment. If you are looking to enhance what your phone can do, here are our equipment recommendations.   Tripods Footage shot without a tripod can appear shaky and be hard to watch for long periods. In our
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Youtube loading on a mobile device.
With mobile technology constantly improving, creating high-quality video no longer requires access to expensive equipment and a studio environment. Here are five tips to get you started recording Youtube-level video with just your phone and basic household objects. 1.Use Natural Light Good lighting can easily make your video go from looking amateur to professional. The
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