Teaching Online Journalism

Archive for June, 2011

Getting a journalism degree, getting a journalism job

This is an endorsement I like to see: I have never once regretted studying journalism. And I am not alone. That comes from Elana Zak, writing at 10,000 Words on June 24. According to her post, she received a journalism degree in June 2007, got a job three months later, and has “been gainfully employed […]

Journalists, take another look at Tumblr

For a long time I had trouble appreciating Tumblr, but I think I finally understand its strengths — and I must not be the only one. Tumblr is now one of the top 25 websites in the U.S., according to data from Quancast, as reported in a new article at TechCrunch. It gets close to 5,000 pageviews […]

Branding: Should journalists build a personal brand?

If you’re teaching journalism today, you must be aware of the discussion that surrounds branding. If you’re a young journalist, or someone planning to enter the field of journalism, you need to understand what personal branding means. On June 23, Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten wrote about this, and in summary, he said it’s a […]

Journalists: How to get started with Twitter

If you haven’t yet found any value in using Twitter, here’s what you should consider. On the topic of WHY to get started, John Robinson (the editor of the News & Record, in Greensboro, North Carolina) wrote a very good piece for ASNE this week. If you’re not on Twitter, you’re making your job more difficult. […]

Tune up your skills this summer

Looking over my Google Analytics data today, I found that these are some of the most-visited pages on this blog: How to shoot video interviews Why does anyone major in journalism? A few words about digital audio recorders Recording phone calls: For reporters Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency 10 useful resources about data […]

Using WordPress in reporting classes

Journalism educators who teach reporting or writing classes often come to the conclusion that it would be nice to put their students’ work online so that everyone in the class can see one another’s work — and possibly even comment on the stories written by others. This is a great idea, and I think WordPress.com […]

Updating Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency

It’s been two years since I wrote this free guide. Do you think it’s worth my while to update it? I’ve been thinking it might be good to put it on Wikia and allow others to edit and add to it. Then it could be updated any time, and translations could be contributed too. Please […]