Friday, 17 January 2014
Learning from prize-winning journalism: how to cover a breaking news story
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
10 Key Skills For Digital Journalists To Hone In 2014
With ever-evolving opportunities to discover and share stories on digital platforms, the need to keep digital skills up-to-date is vital for journalists.http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/10-key-skills-for-digital-journalists-to-hone-in-2014/s2/a555503/
Vice News wants to take documentary-style storytelling to hot spots around the globe
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Do Citizen Journalists Need a Code of Ethics?
"A blog is not writing. It is graffiti with punctuation." This now famous and quite wonderfully dismissive line is delivered in the movie Contagion by Elliot Gould's character to Jude Law's character. In fact, according to a posting by blogger Tim Baran, graffiti may actually be more long-lasting than a blog, which is estimated to have a "shelf-life" of relevancy of a mere 12 hours. That's for a good blog, and even the worst graffiti takes longer than that to erase.
Expectations for digital journalists.
For all the gloom and doom you hear about the future of the news business, new opportunities seem to pop up all the time. Take the job Holly Edgell has at WCPO, the Scripps-owned television station in Cincinnati, Ohio. She's the "community editor" for WCPO-Digital, a new position that puts her in charge of social media strategy and hyper-local digital news. She's also been charged with fostering the integration of web and TV content.
Sunday, 5 January 2014
First-Ever Guide to Online Media Ethics
Saturday, 4 January 2014
To Follow: 20 Citizen Journalists Covering Human Rights in 2013
The Human Rights Channel works to amplify videos that document human rights issues around the world. But how do we find those videos? One way is with help from our partners at Storyful, who find and verify social media when news breaks. Another important source is our Twitter feed. We follow dozens of community media outlets, activists, and human rights workers filming, sharing, and reporting news from their own communities, and we recommend you do too. We wanted to share some of the best citizen reporting on human rights issues.
Campaigns battle citizen journalists
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
2013: A year in Twitter journalism
From Edward Snowden's big reveal to the Boston bombings, social media has become an established part of how news spreads and increasingly how it is sourced. In Twitter's S-1 filing prior to its IPO, the company listed a risk factor that "influential users, such as world leaders, government officials, celebrities, athletes, , sports teams, and brands or certain age demographics conclude that an alternative product or service is more relevant" (emphasis added). We've seen no sign of that happening.
Blood Photography Anyone? – by Greg Marinovich