It’s an idea that many people do, and this far from original. It will explain a bit of my thinking and influences, though, and hopefully give you something else to read.
Every Sunday, I will post 6 links and 1 photo of things i’ve found interesting this week. If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll probably see the favourites when I click the star on Google Reader, retweets as I retweet them, or favourites if you post it.
So, here goes.
Ross Hawkes takes a look at the traditional way of teaching journalism in university, and asks if it needs a makeover. He says:
for the print/digital side of the profession where more opportunities exist for new forms of reporting, there is certainly some ground to ensure that we’re not stifling storytellers by bogging them down with an unnecessary skillset.
Jonathan Jacob takes a quick look at why controlling multiple social media accounts on one device can lead to confusion, and errors – but that sometimes it can also (kind of) work in your favour.
Something interesting for many of the graduates from journalism school, including me, on how the Nieman Journalism Lab thinks you should act in the five years after leaving. Some good tips in it, including
Mess around with new reading apps, new blogging platforms, new social media sites. You don’t have to use all of these things every day, but you need to be familiar with them. One of your main selling points as a newbie journalist is that you’re “hip” to the “Internet sites” and “gadgets” that “the young people” are using today. Deliver on that stereotype.
A way to keep track of what you have, what payments you have made, expenses, wages, time, etc. A great app to help iPad wielding journalists keep track of themselves, essentially.
Alison Gow (Editor of the Daily Post) has a request for editors out there to help her by telling her what they do in a day, and how the job has changed, for her MA study.
One to keep in mind for when the next batch of snow and rain arrives, probably mid August the way the summers going. However, it’s some of the tools in it, such as iWitness, are great for general use – iWitness maybe more so for the live tracking. Definitely grab reporters out of the newsroom and make sure they know what these are.
And the final part, one photograph from the archives. I use my archives on Flickr.com mainly, so browse there for interesting stuff I’ve taken in the past.
What Llandudno looks like at 4:30am in the middle of June. Taken in 2007.
I hope this works out. Let me know in the comments if you found the links interesting.