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Sharing quality content with their audience, engaging with readers below the line and building their brand, these are just some of the tips for new journalists shared at a journalism event today.
Speaking at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference at Bournemouth University, a panel were asked to give advice to journalists, particularly those entering the field.
The panel featured Peter Bale, vice president and general manager of CNN International Digital; Pete Clifton, executive producer for MSN UK; and Liisa Rohumaa, a journalism lecturer at Bournemouth University…
See on www.journalism.co.uk
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:
First, it was the Web. Now, mobile is the “second tidal wave of change about to collide with the news industry,” said Cory Bergman, general manager of Breaking News, a mobile-first startup owned by NBC News Digital.
As more consumers access news on their mobile devices, news organizations are seeing traffic to their websites from desktop computers flatten or decline. And in some regions, such as many parts of Africa, users are leapfrogging the Web altogether and going straight to mobile.
Although many newsroom leaders believe a “mobile, too” approach — a focus on mobile in addition to other platforms — will be enough, that mentality is shortsighted, Bergman said in a recent Poynter Online chat.
Joining Bergman to discuss the news industry’s transition to mobile were Poynter’s Regina McCombs and Damon Kiesow, senior product manager for mobile at the Boston Globe and Boston.com.
See on www.pbs.org
The fact that it is more difficult than ever to decide who qualifies as a “journalist” may make for a confusing media landscape, and it may trouble some professional journalists and media outlets, but in the long run we are better off.
See on paidcontent.org
The best thinking about journalism’s future benefits from its being in touch with technology’s potential. But it can get in its own way when it simplifies and repudiates the intelligence of journalism’s past.
That is happening, to a degree, in a discussion gaining momentum lately that journalism should now largely move beyond fact gathering and toward synthesis and interpretation.
The NSA story is just the latest case that shows the importance, and the elusiveness, of simply knowing what has really happened.
In a Nieman Journalism Lab post, Jonathan Stray made the case recently for moving beyond facts, or what might be called The Displacement Theory of Journalism. “The Internet has solved the basic distribution of event-based facts in a variety of ways; no one needs a news organization to know what the White House is saying when all press briefings are posted on YouTube. What we do need is someone to tell us what it means.”…
See on www.poynter.org
Send è l’editor di testi, semplice e funzionale, ideale per freelancers e giornalisti. Permette di semplificare e velocizzare il lavoro, grazie all’invio DIRETTO dei testi a qualsiasi sistema editoriale del mondo.
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.
See on www.lsdi.it
Cambiare si può, cambiare si deve. Il giornalismo, oltre alle perdite stratosferiche che accomunano ormai quasi tutte le testate, ha solo questa certezza; inevitabile quindi che, nel disastroso biennio 2012/2013 che ha visto Newsweek chiudere l’edizione cartacea, il Sole24 ore perdere circa 125.000 euro al giorno ed RCS sul punto di vendere -quasi- anche la propria sede più prestigiosa (giusto per citare tre casi di cui molto si è scritto) i giornalisti di tutto il pianeta si interroghino sul futuro.