Online Journalism: Wake-Up Call
Wake up! Read this: Confessions (strategies) of a branded journalist, by Steve Buttry (director of Community Engagement & Social Media for Digital First Media and Journal Register Co.)
Presenting Yourself Online
Look at the personal site of a young journalist: Kim Bui
Look at the personal blog of a young journalist: Greg Linch
Blogging tips from Adam Westbrook: Why journalists must blog and how
You already have FREE Web space here at UF (only 20 MB): plaza.ufl.edu
Using Social Media Like a Professional
Twitter examples: Omar Chatriwala (freelance journalist; formerly Al Jazeera); Jennifer 8. Lee (book author; formerly New York Times)
Facebook examples: Christiane Amanpour (CNN); Nicholas Kristof (New York Times)
Recent posts and articles about Social Media and Journalists
Online Journalism Courses at the University of Florida
- MMC 3260 Communications on the Internet (Carlson) Pre-req: MMC 2100 or JOU 3109C
- JOU 4341 Reporting/Writing/Online (Sheehan) Pre-req: JOU 3101 Reporting
- MMC 4341 Advanced Online Media Production (McAdams) Pre-req: MMC 3260
- JOU 4946 Applied Online Journalism (McAdams) Capstone: Pre-reqs are MMC 3260 and (JOU 4341 or MMC 4341)
> See all UF Journalism course offerings
Reporter's Guide to Multimedia Proficiency
A series of basic beginner how-to lessons. No previous experience required.
- RGMP 1: Read blogs and use RSS
- RGMP 2: Start a blog
- RGMP 3: Buy an audio recorder and learn to use it
- RGMP 4: Start editing audio
- RGMP 5: Listen to podcasts
- RGMP 6: Post an interview (or podcast) on your blog
- RGMP 7: Learn how to shoot decent photos
- RGMP 8: Learn how to crop, tone, and optimize photos
- RGMP 9: Add photos to your blog
- RGMP 10: Learn to use Soundslides
- RGMP 11: Tell a good story with images and sound
- RGMP 12: Learn to shoot video
- RGMP 13: Edit your video with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker
- RGMP 14: Publish your video on your blog
- RGMP 15: Maintain and update your skills
Nieman Journalism Lab | @NiemanLab
An awesome resource for young, old and aspiring journalists. The latest and most cutting-edge topics in the evolution of journalism are covered here.
Browse for jobs and internships in any media field -- magazine, newspaper, online, TV, radio, publc relations, and more.
Mashable | @Mashable
The best blog for keeping up with what people are talking about in the world of social media.
Online News Association | @ONA
The premier professional organization for online journalists.
Frequently updated list of free online tutorials and resources.
Teaching Online Journalism
My blog about digital storytelling and how newsrooms are changing.