Tips for journalists attending job interviews. Tips for journalists attending job interviews Details Published on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 00:00 Written by David Brewer An interview for a job in the media is often the culmination of weeks of hard work searching for opportunities, filling out application forms and waiting.
So it's important to make the best impression on the day. You must prepare well, know about the competition, present yourself professionally and answer the questions you are asked. The following tips are offered by media professionals who’ve had experience sitting on the other side of the interview table. Interview picture courtesy of bpsusf and released under creative commons 1: Familiarise yourself with the output Bob Doran media strategy consultant and trainer says you must prepare for your interview "Make sure you're familiar with the programme, station, newspaper, or website concerned.
Make sure you're familiar with the programme, station, newspaper, or website concerned. How to motivate journalists - tips for editors. How to motivate journalists - tips for editors Details Last Updated on Saturday, 16 June 2012 07:32 Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00.
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Five alternative business models for journalism. With newsrooms downsizing, money is tight and the profit-making model of traditional journalism warrants nostalgia.
With major publications like the Washington Post turning to employee buyouts, it's time for journalists to seek alternative business models. For journalists venturing out on their own, taking on entrepreneurial projects or working for newsrooms relying on flaky advertising-based approaches, options exist. Here are a few: The importance of attribution in news. The importance of attribution in news Details Last Updated on Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:28 Published on Friday, 10 February 2012 00:00 Written by The News Manual It's essential that journalists attribute all quotes to the people who gave them, and credit all sources of other information.
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Tips for journalists: Spotting your own mistakes. Details Published on Monday, 06 February 2012 00:00 Written by David Brewer Most journalists need a second pair of eyes to check through their copy in order to spot any factual, grammatical or spelling mistakes.
This is because it's often difficult to see where you have made errors. However as more of us blog alone without anyone to check our work, mistakes can get missed. Exiled media: The challenges and opportunities. Exiled media's challenges and opportunities Details.
The role of the journalist in exile - About Journalism. How to find and develop important news angles. How to find and develop important news angles Details Last Updated on Thursday, 02 August 2012 17:34.
Tips for writing radio news scripts. Tips for writing radio news scripts Details. Interviewing tips for journalists. Interviewing tips for journalists Details Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:38 Published on Monday, 28 November 2011 00:00 Written by David Brewer. Production tips for journalists. News production tips for radio journalists Details Last Updated on Thursday, 02 August 2012 17:42 Published on Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00 Written by David Brewer. News writing tips for beginners. News writing tips for beginners Details Published on Tuesday, 04 August 2009 12:16 Written by John Allen A journalist writing a news story is the author, organiser and decision maker. Without them the story may never be told. They assemble the material they have at hand and which they have researched and uncovered, and then they make the most important decision of all by asking the question - is there a story?
Thousands of possible stories disappear each day because they fail to make it through this first stage of the production process. Image by Hans and Carolyn released under Creative Commons If you decide that there is a story, you then need to think through which part or parts of it are of potential interest. This affects how should you tell the story, what angle you should take and the main points you should try to get across.
Online journalism and media ethics - Pakistan. Will publishing journalists’ notes enrich or confuse the public debate? Poynter. Media Helping Media. Old news is no news; old training is no training. Old news is no news; old training is no training Details Last Updated on Monday, 06 August 2012 07:36 Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:00 Written by David Brewer Journalism is an ongoing commitment to update and rewrite. As soon as we press the save button the news we are publishing is likely to be out of date. This means that, as with news, journalism training needs to be continually modified, and text books and online modules continually revised and refreshed.
HOW TO BUILD A NEWSROOM TIME MACHINE « journoterrorist. Want to freak out a newsroom full of college journalists? Sit them down at manual typewriters and ask them to plunk “2011″ onto a piece of paper. They’ll only make it halfway. “Mine’s broken!” One reporter at Florida Atlantic University yelled a couple of Saturdays ago, when we launched the inaugural ALL ON PAPER project. Poynter. The conventional wisdom among digital journalists is that tweeting is better done by humans than robots – an argument that would cause @nytbot5000, the robot that automates Twitter feeds for The New York Times, to break down and cry.
UK journalists use social media despite fears of impact on quality - News Releases - Canterbury Christ Church University. The biggest social media survey of journalists in the UK has confirmed that members of the press regularly use social media sites to source articles, despite significant numbers expressing concern about the implications for the quality of their work. According to a major new survey by Canterbury Christ Church University and Cision, the leading provider of PR software and services, 90% of journalists regularly use social media, but most of those surveyed were worried about its accuracy and reliability, with more than half of respondents agreeing that social media encourages softer, more opinion-oriented news.
Dr Agnes Gulyas, Principal Lecturer, Department of Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, said: “The survey suggests that social media is having a dramatic impact on the industry where journalists now have access to a range of sources to help them research, verify, monitor and most of all publish their work. Other key findings: If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done correctly. "Does no one use the subjunctive any more? " Ugly BBC Interview Touches on Deeper Issues in London Riots - Global. A BBC interview today with West Indian writer and broadcaster Darcus Howe on the London riots is currently getting passed around the Web, primarily because the contentious and awkward exchange speaks to larger questions about how the media and politicians are portraying the riots and whether the unrest is racially charged. A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility - A Video Code Of Ethics. The time is now to counter the troubling proliferation of socially irresponsible video online, and that starts with each of us.
Damn or fear it, the truth is that its an insurrection. On a warm spring day, strolling in south London, I heard demanding voices behind me. A police van disgorged a posse of six or more who waved me aside. They surrounded a young black man who, like me, was ambling along. They rifled through his pockets, looked in his shoes, inspected his teeth. Their thuggery affirmed, they let him go with the barked warning there would be a next time. For the young at the bottom of the pyramid of wealth and patronage and poverty that is modern Britain - mostly the black, the marginalised and resentful, the envious and hopeless - there is never surprise. Such is the truth of David Cameron's "sick society", notably its sickest, most criminal, most feral "pocket": the square mile of the City of London where, with political approval, the banks and the super-rich have trashed the British economy and the lives of millions.
Private Eye tops current affairs magazine sales again in 50th year. Riots are an opportunity for long-form data journalism. It is easy to think of “data journalism” as being about the automatic computer analysis of large datasets, but good data journalism has story-telling at the centre. Over the coming days, weeks, and months there is a lot of data journalism to be done about this week’s riots and looting in the UK.
There are so many data points - from the locations of the incidents, to the numbers of people arrested and charged, their demographic data, and the sentences they receive. Several media outlets, including the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph have begun to map and collate these. Should the ‘oxygen of publicity’ be a journalistic concern? Media Helping Media Blog - Helping journalists where media is still developing. Google and AP Announce New Scholarships for Aspiring Digital Journalists. 6 tech tools to improve your online journalism skills. The Banned List: Top 100. Last call for contributing to the Media Ethics survey! Be part of our worldwide research!
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