Melanie Stone

Melanie Stone is a journalism student at DePaul University in Chicago. Her work has appeared in several print publications and websites, including Business Insider, Huffington Post and The Daily Illini. Tweet her at @MelanieAlissa.

by Melanie Stone

When it comes to covering crime, journalists walk a fine line. Reporters and community members alike must figure out how to tell stories, distribute content, inform citizens and address violence in what Poynter’s Kelly McBride considers a new media ecosystem with so many outlets and so many voices. How do you tell deeper stories with [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

You might hear that the career path of a social media editor is shaky at best — nothing is guaranteed, no job is safe and a journalist working in social could wind up in marketing with a snap of the finger. Of course, the cream rises to the top, and some of these social media [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

The question isn’t quite age-old, but it is one that has been asked since the rise of social networks: How much money is a tweet, post, pin, review or comment worth? A study released this week from ShareThis may have uncovered an answer. The research, developed by Beresford Research and presented in partnership with The [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

Monday through Friday, Scott Kleinberg’s alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. The Chicago Tribune social media editor then begins combing the web for news and trends, catching up on anything that happened while he was sleeping. Kleinberg scrolls through tweets, Facebook posts and ChicagoTribune.com articles to start. Around 8 a.m., he’s at the Tribune Tower, [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

There are plenty of contests out there for college journalists. The prizes range from scholarships to fancy plaques, awarded to the writers, designers, photographers and editors who went above and beyond to seek truth and report it. As 2013 comes to a close, I think these student journalists deserve a little bit more recognition. To [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

In October, Olga Khazan wrote an opinion piece for The Atlantic about whether journalism schools should require students to learn to code. She made the case that aspiring journalists shouldn’t “waste time” with programming. Instead, they should be freelancing and interning, blazing forward in their quest to attain a job in the field. The article [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

It was just more than a year ago that Ev Williams and Biz Stone created the publishing platform Medium. The Internet officially met the site in August 2012, and since then, Medium’s popularity has grown enough for even the most skeptical media watchers to use the word “momentum.” Medium is still an enigma, however — in [...] more »