Online News Association conference 2014

Links to a small number of really useful resources from #ONA14.

The coming death of print newspapers

Say you’re a journalist now working for a newspaper. You know your job is anything but secure. I asked several reporters, editors, and scholars what journalists should do to get ready for the next wave of firings. There… Read More

Code for journalists, or why journalists should learn code

Friday I was visiting the Center for Collaborative Journalism, and I watched director┬áTim Regan-Porter teaching a class called Hacking the Media. In it, about 12 students were learning to do something with Ruby on Rails. Some of the… Read More

List of requirements for a digital story designer

The job title given in the advertisement is “digital news developer.” These are the requirements: College degree Minimum of 2 years programming experience Advanced command of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery) Light Ruby or Python for data mining,… Read More

Should you get a master’s in journalism?

To answer that question, make sure you know what you want to gain from the experience. Because getting a master’s degree is an experience — as well as an investment of your time and your money. Mu Lin,… Read More

Should you major in journalism now?

Like any savvy blogger, I look at my blog stats from time to time. The stats tell me a lot of people come to this blog because they are searching for information about how to become a journalist,… Read More

Every journalist is a copy editor (or needs to be)

As print/online newsrooms evolve, the role of copyediting (and the people who copyedit) is changing. Steve Buttry, director of community engagement and social media at Journal Register Co., just wrote a long blog post about this. There’s useful… Read More