I love a great app or tool that can make my life more organised. As you can guess I spend a lot time online, whether in front of my computer or my phone or Ipad, so anything that helps me be more productive or is just generally entertaining is a must have. I was over… Continue reading My toolbox of must have apps
This seems to be a question that I am often asked. For most journalists, the idea of readers critiquing their work in public beneath their story is more than a little confronting. Then the question of when, if ever, they should respond becomes even more difficult. Yes, the comments beneath online news stories can include… Continue reading Entering the fray: When should a journalist join the discussion in comments following a news story?
What is one of the key differences of telling news online to any other journalistic medium? The story never ends.Whether it is the audience discussing the story or just the insatiable need of news websites to continue to publish new content for a fickle click happy reader, stories need to have a life longer than… Continue reading The three stages of an online news story
This post contains the links to the notes and exercises for a one day session on online writing and social media for PR. For those attending the session I hope this can be an easy reference point to take away from the day. To anyone else who stumbles upon this, there are some links and… Continue reading Online writing and social media for PR
The students have gone so I should have more time to be dedicating to blogging here, but unfortunately there always seems to be something sucking my time. This week it has been working on my blog post for Project TOTO. Project TOTO is a fabulous program run by Action Aid aimed at giving communities in… Continue reading Online journalism is in fact about the traditional roots of journalism
The media industry is struggling navigate an online media world – that is unquestionable. But what does that mean for those who are training the journalists of the future? Mindy McAdams has written another excellent post to give food for thought to online journalism teachers. She writes that ideally online skills would be integrated into… Continue reading What should journalism students be learning?
My students would chastise me. I have broken the golden rule of good blogging behaviour – I haven’t posted regularly. It has been the start of the semester and I have been frantic, however, that is no excuse so I am back with some interesting food for thought. Two things have got me thinking about… Continue reading Journalism models of the future