Josh Cohen Blurb

The Bike Guy

My final project covers Adé Neff, the founder of Leimert Park bike co-op Ride On! He is making an impact on the community by providing a space where people can have their bikes repaired and even learn how to make repairs themselves.

Story link:

http://offthefreeway.com/2016/healthandfitness/jcohen/

Image link:

http://offthefreeway.com/2016/sections/21115/cohenjos/Bikesud.JPG

 

Josh Cohen Extra Credit: Searching Sebastian Vega

When you type “Sebastian Vega” into a search engine like Google, you will see results for an actor. So I refined my search to “Sebastian Vega USC.” I quickly discovered that this young man is on all the big social media sites and has a very professional social media presence.

His Twitter shows that he is a young broadcast journalist who studies at USC as a Gates-Millennium scholar. With pictures, retweets and so on, he makes it clear that he is from San Antonio. This information is confirmed on his Linkedin profile. His Linkedin also notes that he is actively involved in Hispanic organizations at USC.

After more searching and scrolling, we learn that he interned for NBC News in New York City this past summer. He has been involved in TV, print and radio journalism at USC.

He also has a website with his résumé, portfolio and other important notes for potential employers like his career highlights/moments of recognition thus far.

The final stop had to be Facebook. Even if you are not Facebook friends with him, you learn that he is an incredibly driven journalist. He even lists his favorite quotes, all of which are inspirational and professional.

In searching Sebastian, you not only find his hometown or what he looks like, but also you learn about his professionalism, experience and goals in the industry.

Josh Cohen Easel.ly Tools and Tips

https://docs.google.com/a/usc.edu/presentation/d/15dCmi_nUcDvH-UXndbPUwU6zAPV-Nx1q4QzRwfS0a7g/edit?usp=sharing

Easel.ly is an infographic tool.

Step 1: Getting started.

-Visit easel.ly.

-Create an account.

-Select a template (select “start fresh” or select a model template).

Step 2: Adding media.

-Add pictures or videos to your project by clicking “objects” or “media” on the toolbar at the top of the page. Drag the images into the workspace.

-Create your own media like charts and graphs by using that same toolbar.

Step 3: Adding text.

-Replace the words in the text box or create a new text box using the toolbar.

-Alter font style and font size using the toolbar.

Step 4: Adding shapes.

-Add shapes to your project by dragging images into the workspace (just like you would with media).

-Once shapes are on your page, you can alter the size of the shapes and insert text into the shapes by using a text box.

Step 5: Saving your work and sharing.

-Click “save” in the top-left corner (but it should save automatically).

-Share your finished product by clicking “share” (located above the “media” tab on the toolbar. Then select from the options.