If you think you’re ready to use your smartphone for more than Angry Birds and email, here are a few tips on beginning work as a mobile journalist: Quill Feature: “Will the ’M’ in Mobile Stand for Money?” 1. START WITH SOCIAL MEDIA The synergy between social media and mobile newsgathering is powerful.
Tackling today’s newsroom challenges has been compared to fixing a car while driving it, and today’s journalists may sometimes feel a little like car-crash victims. Newsgathering and delivery methods are changing so rapidly, it can seem impossible to keep up. SPJ recently surveyed members to find out what types of training they desire most.
March 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
Reading, writing and reality: Will your next job be online?
Right now, many journalists are getting nervous — they see job cuts all around them, and some are concerned that their jobs are about to become obsolete. We’ve all seen the headlines about the growth of online journalism, but is retraining for work on the Web the answer?
Convergence. Multimedia reporting. Cross-platform journalism. For the past several years, practitioners and educators have been struggling with what those words mean to the newsroom and to the classroom. At one end of the spectrum are the cross-owned, tri-platform convergence leaders such as Media General’s News Center in Tampa and the Tribune’s Chicago properties.
Two and a half years ago, Chris Collette walked into his first semester of broadcast writing at Virginia Commonwealth University with a chip on his shoulder and absolutely no interest in television news. He went on to ace the class, produce the school’s monthly public affairs show for the local PBS station and to take on the role of Web master for the broadcast.