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Doughnuts

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Sometimes, all it takes is a little cinnamon and sugar to swirl up some sweet memories. Doughnuts are everywhere these days. Shops are popping up, and where there are no shops, there are walk-up windows. Gone are the days of chocolate frosted, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Now, we’re all about …

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Chicago Fire filming at Tribune Tower

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If you’ve never watched Chicago Fire on NBC, you are missing out. This is what I tell just about anyone who hasn’t seen an episode. That and it’s one of my favorite shows on TV right now. Today, they were filming outside Tribune Tower. I actually knew about this because …

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Chicago Tribune kitten: All in a day’s work

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The internet loves cats. That’s a scientific fact. Normally cats don’t take over the homepage at chicagotribune.com, but today wasn’t a normal day for me and my social media partner in crime. For reasons that are not clear to us yet, the photo you see to the left is what …

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Rolling Stone Boston bombing cover: What I learned today

Why would the editors of Rolling Stone devote a cover to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Who knows. They probably thought they had a really interesting story that would certainly turn some heads, but they probably weren’t expecting a full-scale revolt online and on social media. I wrote earlier …

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How I use social media at work: Engaging with photos

If you follow me on social media – and I sure hope you do – you know that I love photos. Whether it’s photos of buildings or cocktails or food or people, I can’t get enough. My website is a reflection of the importance of big images and color. I’ve …

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Journalists, never post something like this on social media

Journalists have a duty to be fair and always deliver the news without bias. That goes for in print and online. This photo should go in the training manuals for all journalists and aspiring journalists under the heading “NEVER DO THIS!” The quick back story: A doctor was previously convicted …

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If your Facebook is making noise …

Birds chirp. Your Facebook should not. So here’s where to look in case you can’t stand the noise. Big h/t to Kate Gardiner for posting about this and making me aware.

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Pitch your story: Tips to get noticed, not ignored

On my iPhone and at work, I have 3 lines of text that show up whenever I receive an email. This is meant to ensure that I have a general idea of why you are writing me and so I don’t miss anything important. Keep the previous paragraph in mind …

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Be careful when you share on Facebook, and that includes cute puppy photos

Don’t fall into the Facebook ‘sharing trap.’ What you’re sharing might be too cute to resist, but it’s very important to know where it originated. Once you connect yourself with someone or something based on a Facebook share, that connection lives on across the massive Facebook network. Some of the …

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