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Articles on how to be a better journalist through new technologies, tools and ideas that give you better reach and impact.
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Citizen news: A democratic addition to political journalism

Citizen news: A democratic addition to political journalism | Effective Journalism | Scoop.it
Sociologist Herbert Gans argues it's time for political reporting to stop focusing solely on the elites and experiment with new models for bottom-up journalism.
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Citizen journalism is certainly a hot topic, but is it getting the respect it deserves as an innovative and democratizing way of the new media. This essay from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard argues that bottom-up journalism is not only important, it's necessary. 

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Freedom of the Press for Posterity - New York Times (blog)

Freedom of the Press for Posterity - New York Times (blog) | Effective Journalism | Scoop.it
Political panic often leads to bad laws and regulations, especially where basic liberties are involved, such as freedom of the press.
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It's never a great thing to appease through haphazard regulations because of political panic. British media should stand up to the lawmakers and make sure that their rights are not taken away.

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13 simple journalist techniques for effective interviews

13 simple journalist techniques for effective interviews | Effective Journalism | Scoop.it
But here's the catch: good journalism is dependent on a total stranger's cooperation and participation.
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Great tips on one of the key components of journalism. The juxtoposition of #9's "Be a little sneaky" and #10's "Empoewr them" is quite interesting, but the point is to push the envelope and at the same time make your interviewer feel at ease with you so much so that they will tell you what you need to find out from them. 

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