College of Journalism and Communications 2013

University of Florida | 17 January 2013

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

Best job interview ever: Daan Louter

Blogging tips from Adam Westbrook: Why journalists must blog and how

Your portfolio online: 10 Tips on Elevating a Portfolio

You already have FREE Web space here at UF (only 20 MB):

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

> See UF Journalism course offerings

Reporter's Guide to Multimedia Proficiency

A series of basic beginner how-to lessons. No previous experience required.

  1. RGMP 1: Read blogs and use RSS
  2. RGMP 2: Start a blog
  3. RGMP 3: Buy an audio recorder and learn to use it
  4. RGMP 4: Start editing audio
  5. RGMP 5: Listen to podcasts
  6. RGMP 6: Post an interview (or podcast) on your blog
  7. RGMP 7: Learn how to shoot decent photos
  8. RGMP 8: Learn how to crop, tone, and optimize photos
  9. RGMP 9: Add photos to your blog
  10. RGMP 10: Learn to use Soundslides
  11. RGMP 11: Tell a good story with images and sound
  12. RGMP 12: Learn to shoot video
  13. RGMP 13: Edit your video with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker
  14. RGMP 14: Publish your video on your blog
  15. RGMP 15: Maintain and update your skills


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