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Briggs: Chapter 9

Data-Driven Journalism and Digitizing Your Life As we live in the information age, data is a major portion of our personal and professional lives. This chapter offers insight on how to enhance productivity using digital tools. Email: Manage your email account by utilizing filters and folders to organize content. Limit the time your email is […]

Continue Reading Add comment March 22nd, 2012

Briggs: Chapter 8

Telling Stories with Video Visual journalism is a versatile form of storytelling through video. YouTube has revolutionized the concept of video journalism, granting virtually everyone the ability to produce and publish digital video on any topic. With YouTube, the audience is now open to all levels of quality and quick, unedited video footage is drawing […]

Continue Reading 1 comment March 14th, 2012

Briggs: Chapter 11

Building a Digital Audience for News Content of interest should be easily found through search engines and social media sites. Measuring journalism Track, measure and adapt Track all that you publish Total news stories per day News stories by topic Total blog posts per day Slide shows per week Videos per week News updates Social […]

Continue Reading Add comment February 29th, 2012

Briggs: Chapter 10

News as a Conversation Journalists are engaging in news conversations through comments and social networking: Comments serve as a place for readers to openly discuss and debate topics. Nowadays, almost all online stories have a section for user-generated content, which allows the audience to connect with each other through news, photo and video sharing. Social […]

Continue Reading Add comment February 28th, 2012

Journalism Next: Chapter 6

Digital cameras provide convenience and portability with the ability to capture photos, review, upload, edit and share on the Web in a matter of minutes. Photos are made of pixels, a visual representation of data in a digital image. Photo resolution measures the number of pixels in an image. High-resolution images should be compressed for […]

Continue Reading 1 comment February 21st, 2012

Journalism Next: Chapter 5

Mobile journalism allows reporters and average citizens to provide firsthand coverage with the ability to post updates, photo and video from a cell phone and onto the Web. Mobile reporting can be done on any medium from any location and serves as a supplement to in-depth reporting. Mobile reporting can cover an array of events, […]

Continue Reading 1 comment February 20th, 2012

Journalism Next: Chapter 4

Microblogging is a digital platform that allows users to users to post and publish messages with up to 140 characters. Twitter is currently the dominating platform for microblogging, with the ability to share links, photos and videos instantly. Nowadays, news breaks faster on Twitter than in mainstream media. Young journalists can harness the power of […]

Continue Reading 2 comments February 15th, 2012

Briggs: Chapter 3

Chapter three is about open reporting and publishing, a new type of journalism that collaborates with readers. This type of reporting is ubiquitous, with sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, Facebook and more. News organizations are moving in the direction of integrating more collaborative news reporting approaches such as crowdsourcing, open-source reporting and pro-am journalism. […]

Continue Reading 1 comment February 6th, 2012

Journalism Next: Chapter 2

In chapter two, Briggs offers tips on how to start and maintain a blog. In this day and age, anyone with access to a computer can get published online by starting their own blog. Blogs are being used a lot more as a publishing platform for journalists, with the ability to engage the audience through blog […]

Continue Reading Add comment January 31st, 2012

Journalism Next: Chapter 1

Chapter one touches on the technical aspects of understanding digital information and the Internet. The author differentiates between Internet and the World Wide Web. According to the book, the Internet is a network of computers which are connected to share information while the web is the way information is accessed through networks by web browsers. […]

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