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Digital technology presents an often bewildering array of choices for journalists – producing slideshows and video, joining social networks and blogging, using map mashups and mobile devices. The list seems endless.
But survival requires understanding all these new technologies so journalists and news organizations can make informed decisions about why and how to utilize them (see Blogs, Tweets, Social Media, and the News Business, in Nieman Reports).
This guide covers the major digital tools and trends that are disrupting the news industry and changing the way journalists do their jobs.
I’ve now covered almost all of the 5 roles in an investigations team I posted about earlier this year – apart from the multimedia journalist role. So here’s how to get started in that role.
Multimedia journalism is a pretty nebulous term. As a result, in my experience, when students try to adopt the role two main problems recur: 1) having a narrow assumption of what multimedia means (i.e. video) and 2) not being able to see the multimedia possibilities of your work.
Multimedia journalism is a very different beast to broadcast journalism. In broadcast journalism your role was comparatively simple: you had one medium to use, and a well-worn format to employ.
Put another way: in broadcast journalism the medium was imposed on the story; in multimedia journalism, the story imposes the medium.
Multimedia also has to deal with the style challenge I’ve written about previously:
“Not only must they be able to adapt their style for different types of reporting; not only must they be able to adapt for different brands; not only must they be able to adapt their style within different brands across multiple media; but they must also be able to adapt their style within a single medium, across multiple platforms: Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Flickr, YouTube, or anywhere else that their audiences gather.”
With that in mind, then, here are 4 steps to get started in multimedia journalism:
“Take a typical stressful situation, such as losing your job. You could say that the hardship of being unemployed could be depressing and stress-inducing, and thus kill any attempts at creativity. Understandable. However, if you see losing your job as freedom from the restrictions of your previous job, suddenly everything starts to look a little different. Instead of it being a negative, “I have no job” it becomes a positive, “Now I am free to explore new things”.”
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Un numero crescente di giornalisti nel mondo si considerano ‘’digital first’’ e vedono i social media come una parte importante del loro lavoro.
Lo ha accertato una Ricerca sul giornalismo digitale svolto da Oriella PR, un network internazionale che riunisce 16 agenzie di comunicazione, attraverso un sondaggio compiuto interpellando 553 giornalisti di 15 paesi.
Come segnala Paid Content,
– il 59% dei giornalisti coinvolti nello studio hanno usato twitter nel 2013, contro il 47% del 2012;
– l’ uso di Twitter è molto alto nei paesi di lungua inglese, mentre solo un terzo dei giornalisti tedeschi, invece, hanno un account su Twitter.
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Business Insider Facebook Will Launch A News Reader At June 20th Press Event TechCrunch The upcoming death of Google Reader and the addition of hashtags signal Facebook will likely launch a news reader at the June 20th press event it’s just sent…
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