citizenjournalism · online journalism · writing

Entering the fray: When should a journalist join the discussion in comments following a news story?

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?

blogging · citizenjournalism · online journalism · writing

Online journalism is in fact about the traditional roots of journalism

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

futurejournalism · multimedia · online journalism · writing

What should journalism students be learning?

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?

freelancing · futurejournalism · online journalism · writing

Journalism models of the future

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