These days, some young journalists still aspire to be political reporters for The Washington Post or international correspondents on network news. But many others would rather create their own media empire, or be a freelance writer for a variety of outlets, or run a blog for a relatively small community of readers.
The upcoming data journalism MOOC is sponsored by the European Journalism Centre, and consists of five modules taught by different data journalism, instructors. Along with the module mentioned before, the topics will cover concepts, analysis and graphical presentations, and will be taught through a combination of video presentations and assignments.
Facebook today announced a change to the News Feed algorithm that will treat Pages even more like people. If one Page tags a second Page you like or follow, you may see that post in your News Feed even if you don’t like or follow the first Page.
“This is Social Media Week here in New York City, and yesterday, I spent one hour listening to four speakers in a panel about The Future of Publishing. The panel was hosted by Salon Media Group and led by Salon.com Editor in Chief, Dave Daley.”
Heineken and Foursquare Debut Soccer Heat Map ClickZ As round 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) kicked off on February 18, Heineken has teamed up with Foursquare to create an interactive Fan Footprint heat map to show the bars and restaurants...
Google Plus is currently the fastest growing social network on the internet; although not quite the size of Facebook (yet), the fact that it has Google behind it means that it is only going to become more prevalent in our online lives.
There are lots of great guides out there on Google Plus, but one of the things you can do right now is to join some of the Google Plus communities (like real time forums) and follow Google Plus pages and people from Google itself.
For the last few months, word of British digital science journalism upstart Mosaic has been circulating quietly, as a roster of all-star science journalists have been talking about taking reporting trips for the longform publication.
Andy Bull's insight:
Interesting example of a charity funding serious, long-firm journalism. This has to be a part if the picture for sustaining serious reporting
Some critics may see Reddit as a more restrained version of the online community 4chan — a place for nerds to talk about Star Trek or whatever the latest meme is — but the site has also become a place where new forms of journalism occur, such as...
Google Books is a great place to find books and old magazines, but if it is newspapers you're after then check out the Google News Newspaper Archive. In the archive you will find hundreds of newspapers that have been digitized for reading online. You can search for a specific newspaper by title or browse for articles by date and title.
I have trouble believing it, but that's what my professors and nearly all the speakers they've invited to our classes are telling us. Us journalism students must define and capitalize on our "perso...
Andy Bull's insight:
This post is actually about personal branding for journalists, as opposed to journalism done by brands.
And the answer to the poster's queston is, no, don't ignore a career in traditional media and concentrate on building your personal brand. Rather, use personal branding to help in your search for a job in a media company.
James Harding: BBC Director of News David Lloyd, former head of news and current affairs at Channel 4, ponders the thoughts that may have crossed James Harding’s mind (and the memos he may well have wanted to send to himself) over his first paper...
Over at the Riptide blog, Martin Nisenholtz has a post lauding and pointing to Jonathan Glick’s piece for Recode promoting the idea of a “platisher.” (Still can’t get past that name.) A platisher, Glick says, is “something in between a publisher...
Andy Bull's insight:
Interesting thoughts on whether a legacy publisher such as the NYT should also be a platform where other content sits alongside its own. Gets to the heart of how publishers could adapt their identities online. My view? They shouldn't. Their distinctive self-created content and coherent world view is as valuable as ever, and should not be diluted.