The Online Journalist
What's involved in curating news on the Web?
What is it?
A vision of online journalism courtesy of Tatianadarie's Blog
Web or online journalism is the gathering, writing, editing, production and distribution of packages of news facts published on the Internet.Who is it?
What skills are needed?
- story editor
- page designer
What tools are needed?
- Traditional abilities:
- writing with clarity, relevance, brevity, readability, consistency, accuracy.
- editing and revising for clarity, relevance, brevity, readability, consistency, accuracy.
- an eye and ear for still and motion images, natural sounds, layout, design.
- The new stuff:
- competency with new digital media tools
- social media and participation
- visual storytelling
- visualization of data
- visual design and presentation
- tablet or laptop computer
- digital camera that shoots stills and video
- digital audio recorder
- software apps for editing text, audio, photos, video and infographics
- blog, wiki, website or other content management system for texts, audio, photos and video
- social networks for staying connected
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