Are you a journalist? Then this infographic might be of interest to you. Discover the top 20 grammar and writing mistakes in journalism. Why is good grammar so important for magazines and newspapers? What do studies say? That and much more you’ll find out. Have a look!
Just signed up to try this as a contributor after receiving a tweet from the organisation which read: "@helpingmedia Soon we'll be providing a free platform for journalists around the world to sell stories and respond to paid assignments. RT?!"
I have no experience of Newsmodo but this is from their site:
"Designed by journalists, Newsmodo is a revolutionary platform that allows media professionals to source or sell newsworthy content worldwide. Organisations can access the secure site to find the images, video and copy they need for print, tv and online publications. Reporters and camera operators in every continent can submit their work for sale and respond to real assignments, getting the stories newsrooms need, fast and cost effectively.
"Contributors to newsmodo will build their own portfolio, monetize their work, undertake assignments and develop relationships with the media.
"Using the latest in geo-tagging, payment gateways and video encoding technologies, Newsmodo delivers content securely and immediately."
Internews is looking for professionals to join the Internews Humanitarian Media Roster to respond to crises and emergencies around the world.
During humanitarian disasters people affected by the unfolding tragedy need more than physical necessities. They also have an urgent need for information. In the aftermath of a crisis, from earthquakes, to armed conflicts, survival can depend on knowing the answers to essential questions. Should I stay with my family or go for help? Where is the nearest health facility? What is the extent of the damage? Where can I get clean water? What are the symptoms of cholera? Is it safe to go back home?
To strengthen its immediate response capacity in emergency situations, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Project (HIP) has created a standing roster of humanitarian communication experts and media professionals.
This looks like a great project to provide African news from professional journalists and citizen journalists across the continent. It's just starting off, but already four of the planned 19 national sites across Africa are live. Could be useful for specialists wanting to dig deeper. Worth monitoring as it grows.
Jux is a content production platform for those who to update a blog that looks great on the iPad from the iPad.
I have just signed up and put up a test post from my iPad and I was impressed. It's fairly intuitive and fast. I needed to log on from my computer to do some fine edits to the site's look and feel, and I have still not figured everything out, but my first impressions are good.
Not sure how and why I would use it, but I will keep testing it. It links to social networks as expected.
From the site: "Jux is the ultimate place to share your photos, videos, words and more. It's like the IMAX of blogs. 100% immersive content."
The International Press Institute is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. We are dedicated to the furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom, the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, the promotion of the free flow of news and information, and the improvement of the practices of journalism.
These guys often come up with valuable data about changing audience behaviour. Important for journalists to keep across.
From the site: The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The Project produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.
From the site. "TrustMedia has a variety of training materials for journalists, from those who are new to the profession to veterans who want to expand or refresh their skills. Our collection of digital training manuals ranges from basic skills like reporting, writing and cultivating sources to new-media training, such as our guide for citizen journalists.These manuals provide information, case studies and tools to learn the basics or advanced skills of journalism."
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From the site: “Traveling for a story? Find a journalist to stay with! Getting the facts? Find local journalist specialized in your subject! Networking with colleagues? Offer your couch, your guidance – or both!” Hostwriter - a non-profit for journalists - says its beta version is planned for spring 2014. For project email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the site: "The Future Journalism Project explores disruption, opportunity and innovation across the media landscape. We do this through a mix of original thinking and reporting, curation and the use of various platforms that best fit the type of content that we’re working with."
From the site: "Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences."
Featuring the stories most discussed via social media. Another way of checking out what resonates with the audience and, by checking the comments, finding out why. Currently offering US, UK and AU options.
From the site: "The Wall covers the latest breaking news with links to the best articles, pictures and videos as they are published."
From the site: "MediaCooler.com is a secure digital content marketplace that allows global publishers to sell their content to non-competing media outlets and buy features and columns a-la-carte from professional freelance journalists.
From the site: Here I will share my memories of life as a tabloid hack and the day-to-day existence of attending Jobseekers’ Gym (where one walks everywhere) and the benefits of Dieting on the Dole (sardine curry recipes and a love of mushy peas).
A useful blog run by Josh Sternberg @joshsternberg created "to showcase linguistic crutches journalists employ. Each entry looks at a particular phrase, an unnecessary one, if you will, and links to the offending article."