Current’s ‘SuperNews!’ Banks on Titters about Twitters, Poynter Online
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“Wait, i have to Twitter this!”
The funny thing about the new wave of journalism is that news organizations are requiring journalists to learn additional technical skills, but aren’t making the necessary training readily available. In order to be or remain employed in this industry its essential to hunker down and learn some new skills.
The following tutorial sites will take you from journalist to multimedia journalist, something that looks great on any business card.
American Newsroom, Columbia Journalism Review
A malta anda muito entretida a especular sobre o futuro do jornalismo em papel e a sua vertente «multimédia», mas o que mais me preocupa é o futuro de uma profissão onde cada vez mais gente escreve «fassam» em vez de façam. Esta é a discussão mais importante, porque a tecnologia em si não resolve nada e certamente não substitui a Educação.
Telecommuting can replace newsrooms, The Journalism Iconoclast
Why do content producers need to be in a physical building? They don’t. Reporters should be out reporting and conducting office hours for the community.
If I’m an editor, I don’t want to see my reporters. If I am seeing them, they are not out being a part of the community. And I really don’t care where editors are located.
They certainly don’t need to be in the same building together. Heck, they don’t even need to all be in the same state or country. Same with Web developers, database journalists, etc. I just want people who are good at what they do and can work with collaborative Web tools.
Instead of laying off employees, news orgs should consider laying off their office buildings. Or at least downsizing them with the idea that workers would show up to this smaller, collaborative-focused newsroom less often.