EQUIPPING YOU FOR THE FOURTH REVOLUTION IN JOURNALISM Yet again, journalism is undergoing radical change. James Harding, the BBC's director of news and current affairs, speaks of a fourth revolution in journalism. First there was print, and then came the first three revolutions: • Radio • Television • Online Each caused radical upheaval in their turn. The fourth revolution, which is taking place right now, is being caused by mobile technology. The brand new 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism is designed to help student journalists join that fourth revolution.
Silk is a great new data journalism platform that helps you find promising datasets, process and filter that data, and use a range of visualisations to tell the stories you uncover.
Andy Bull's insight:
Here's the first of the masterclasses that give additional tuition in the topics covered in my textbook Multimedia Journalism. This one gives further step-by-step tuition in a range of practical data journalism projects using an interesting new platform called Silk.
Jeff Bezos may grab the headlines as the billionaire owner of The Washington Post, but the person who’s key to the Post’s daily embrace of technology is a former journalist, Cory Haik. As executive director of emerging news products, Haik brings her passion for Snapchat and other new distribution paths to the newspaper’s journalism. While others fret that platforms have become too powerful, she takes heart in the Post's content: “We still exist because of the work that we do.”
John Pullman, global head of visual and pictures at Reuters, highlights one of the biggest newsgathering challenges facing media outlets today, and explains how Reuters adapts to the increasing volume of user-generated content...
Andy Bull's insight:
From the post: "At Reuters, the approach to working with eyewitness media has changed significantly in the last few years, explained Pullman.
User-generated content used to be handled by the reporter who was "nearer to the story", he said, while now it's in the hands of teams dedicated to news emerging from social media.
"We created specific roles for people who spend their working day in this area," he said. Their roles include sourcing news, assessing the veracity of materials, obtaining permission to use it and then packaging it into a news story."
Popular Science 'Steller Stories' Wants To Bring Longform Storytelling To Social Media Popular Science In a social media era that has been defined by avatars and virtual communities like Facebook—which often lead to feelings of depression and...
One of the most common complaints from iPhone owners today is that they’re running out of space on their phones, and either aren’t quite sure what to do about it, or don’t have time to spend backing up then deleting all the photos, videos, and...
Buffer just announced the release of the much anticipated Social Media Calendar. With it came a handful of new features that should improve the workflow of existing Buffer users all while keeping the intuitive and efficient feel that we’ve come to expect from the platform.
The website to the new, 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism offers a comprehensive, multimedia companion to the tuition in the book. It will be regularly updated with masterclasses on emerging developments in multimedia journalism.
Andy Bull's insight:
Check out this new website to Multimedia Journalism, and follow me here, or on Twitter, to hear about tuition through practical exercises in my Data Journalism Masterclasses.
Photo by rauter25/Flickr There will come a day, if it hasn’t come for you already, when you’re no longer the youngest person in your newsroom. It’s a strange day. And in the last few years, it has gotten a bit stranger.
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