I curated an online #wjchat conversation about aging gracefully in journalism. The chat took place on May 15. You can find it here. The main point is keep your skills fresh. The journalism world has seen dizzying rates of change in the past decade, and you must embrace that change in order to keep up.
Millennials, those roughly between 18 and 34 years of age, tend to get their news off mobile platforms and from social-media sources. What are the implications for journalism?
Several more good posts showed up in my Twitter feed today, talking about the Boston bombings and covering breaking news. I excerpt them here for your edification and enjoyment. Here is an earlier collection.
The Boston Marathon bombings of April 15 are the most significant terrror attack on U.S. soil since the super-terrorism event of 9/11 more than a decade ago. Much has changed on the media landscape since then, and that was reflected in how the tragedy was covered — with smartphones, crowdsourcing and Twitter, to name a [...]
From a Frank Rich column in New York magazine: A few weeks ago I ran into a staff writer in his early forties I know at the Washington Post, where layoffs, cuts in coverage, and management turnover have been particularly severe. As is typical in such encounters, we compared notes on the state of the [...]
This made the rounds of Twitter Tuesday night. It’s a blog post by a 28-year-old woman who got the news bug in her teens, started a full-time reporting job in 2005 — but who quit the news biz to write for a public hospital (with health benefits and a pension plan). Here was Allyson Bird’s [...]
John Robinson has been out of the newspaper game for a year, after being in it for 27, the last l3 as editor of the News and Record newspaper in Greensboro, N.C. He offers some thoughts on what he would have done better, looking backward through the lens.
Some of the more sensational stories in recent health reporting probably should be toned down, if not eliminated in the first place. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why that’s unlikely to happen.
Four top newspaper editors in Toronto talked about the challenges facing their newsrooms in a world where print economics are crumbling and digital is proving to be an economic scramble.
Web 2.0 did not mark the start of the social Internet, argues Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic. And the untraceable dark/direct sharing from tools such as instant messages and email still account for almost 70 per cent of the total social sharing at media sites, Madrigal wrote in an Oct. 12 posting.