Is school career advice helping aspiring journalists?
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Is school career advice helping aspiring journalists?
Sometimes I find myself wondering where the help from my sixth form is when I say I want to be a journalist. My e-mail is forever being spammed by forwarded emails about opportunities for aspiring lawyers and financiers, but where are my journalism e-mails? Oh yeah, they don't exist. It made me wonder, is this common across all schools, or is it my own fault for not finding more opportunities myself?
Journalism in the dock: first month of phone hacking trial
Journalism Media Notes 11.29.13
The months-long quest for British press regulation shows no sign of imminent settlement. The latest chapter features a letter from 100 prominent figures from the arts, science, academia and elsewhere who encourage publishers to sign on to a royal charter system. One year after the Leveson inquiry, there are no signs of consensus on the next steps.
This online journalism startup raised $1.7M in crowdfunding and you've never heard of it
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Know your rights: Journalists don't need permission to live-tweet from council meetings
DoJ admits Assange case is doomed because WikiLeaks is a journalistic entity
Twitter: 5 Dangers For Journalists
5 Tips For Reporters Entering The Digital Journalism World
Sharing quality content with their audience, engaging with readers below the line and building their brand, these are just some of the tips for new journalists shared at a journalism event today.http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/5-tips-for-new-journalists-in-digital-journalism-world/s2/a555239/
Journalist creates web app for audio transcription
A journalist has created a free web app to make transcription easier. Called oTranscribe, the application has an audio player and text editor which removes the need to toggle between two programmes, such as iTunes and Word, when transcribing an interview.http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/journalist-creates-web-app-for-audio-transcription/s2/a555258/
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
How AP builds deep-dive Explore pages from the archives
Journalists and photographers from the Associated Press have captured some momentous occasions in history, and earlier this year the newswire decided to launch a new online platform to showcase just some of that content, and the surrounding stories.http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-ap-builds-deep-dive-explore-pages-from-the-archives/s2/a555221/
IPSO FACTO: No EU conspiracy for state control of the press (PS The PCC is useless)
The PCC is requiring both the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Mail, which repeated the story without properly checking its provenance, to set the record straight – at least in part. However, the PCC cannot seriously believe that its intervention even remotely offers adequate redress for the the entirely spurious claims of a sensational article that was riddled with factual errors and deliberate misrepresentation. (See 'What we asked for and what we got', below.)
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Journalist faced prison for posting media relations number
Carlos Miller is not one to back down. As the founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, a leading blog about free speech and press rights in the U.S., Miller has made it his mission to publicize examples of government overreach and the suppression of journalists' and other newsgatherers' rights. And although he frequently finds himself taking law enforcement officials to task through a combination of original reporting, analysis and activism, Miller never expected that his work would lead to a criminal charge punishable by a decade's imprisonment.
Tip: Remember these CV tips for journalism jobs
4 Examples Of Innovative Online Newsgathering
You may be accustomed to using RSS feeds, Twitter, Google Alerts and other tools for newsgathering. Here are four reporting techniques you may not have thought of.
Q&A: The Guardian's Gabriel Dance on new tools for story and cultivating interactive journalism
In trying to provide context around the story, Dance and his team used a blend of data visualizations, videos, social media integration, documents, and animated GIFs. Dance doesn't see it as a collection of bells and whistles, but as a way to take advantage of the tools the web provides to help make stories more engaging. "I'm not above the idea of saying the Internet is a competitive place — there's a lot of cats and babies on the Internet," Dance said. "It's our challenge to engage our readers in a way that captivates them. And the idea I can captivate them while telling them this incredible story, there's no reason I shouldn't be able to captivate them with such an insanely interesting story."
2 Swedish journalists abducted in Syria
Monday, 25 November 2013
Sent from my iPhone
Friday, 22 November 2013
Media degrees aren't career suicide after all
Podcast: Telling your own story – personal branding advice for journalists
For many journalists, and freelancers in particular, creating a personal brand can help you stand out from the crowd. Achieving this is not always easy or straightforward so, as well as gathering these five tips for personal branding, we went into detail on the subject with some experienced and successful journalists.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
In Syria, 30 journalists are missing
Thirty journalists — half of them foreign reporters, half of them Syrian — have been kidnapped or gone missing in Syria, theAssociated Press reported this week. The number is unprecedented. Syria today is the scene of the single largest wave of kidnappings in modern journalism, more than in Iraq during the 2000s or Lebanon during the 1980s. A combination of criminality, jihadism and chaos is bringing on-the-ground coverage of the war to a halt.
How redundant journalists can make money from their skills
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Journalists Who Tweet About Being Laid Off: Necessary or Just Awkward?
New survey claims all local newspaper journalists have been bullied
Police relationship with crime reporters under strain, research finds
Monday, 18 November 2013
NCTJ and BJTC accredited courses – what's the deal?
Syria's Silent, Chilling Epidemic of Journalist Kidnappings
Thirty journalists—half of them foreign reporters, half of them Syrian—have been kidnapped or gone missing in Syria, theAssociated Press reported this week. The number is unprecedented. Syria today is the scene of the single largest wave of kidnappings in modern journalism, more than in Iraq during the 2000s or Lebanon during the 1980s. A combination of criminality, jihadism and chaos is bringing on-the-ground coverage of the war to a halt.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Tip: Watch WSJ video on impact of mobile on journalism
For those trying to get to grips with how best to reach mobile audiences with their content,this short video from the Wall Street Journal (embedded below) is well worth a watch, not only to soak up some of the advice of those within digital-native outlets such as BuzzFeed, Mashable and Circa (and those with more traditional roots, like the WSJ), but also as a useful reminder about the different ways digital content is discovered, and the resulting demand for new approaches.
Alastair Campbell: I hate what Dacre and Murdoch have done to journalism
One of the most powerful critiques of modern journalism came from the Guardian's Nick Davies. In his book Flat Earth News, he detailed specific acts of press distortion, manipulation and lying. But more, he made a convincing analysis that the corporatisation of the media is what has led to its decline in trust and accuracy. He calls it a cancer and argues it is beyond cure. I hope he is wrong, but three things are clear:
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Alastair Campbell Attacks Media's Murdoch-Dacre Generation For 'Desperately Clinging On To Power'
The era in which British media is dominated by newspaper barons such as Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch is coming to an end, according to former Downing Street Director of Communications Alastair Campbell.
So Twitter is ruining journalism? Really?
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Home Sec suggests BBC must be curbed to protect local newspapers
Why journalists must use social media to promote their work
Sun editor: journalists have gone back to traditional methods
Has the phone hacking trial created a new form of journalism?
Friday, 8 November 2013
Who better to give lectures to journalism students than Alastair Campbell?
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Advice to young people trying to get into journalism
Study: 96% of UK journalists use social media each day
Almost all of the UK journalists who responded to a study into social media and journalism have said they use such platforms every day.http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/study-96-of-uk-journalists-use-social-media-each-day/s2/a554687/
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Three young journalists shortlisted for the UK Foreign Press Association Awards
17 Phrases Only Journalists Ever Use
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Why is the media so quiet on protecting journalists and other civilians in warzones?
The news coming out of the ongoing conflict in Syria is tragic and, for many, too horrible to look at for long. While the reportage is appreciated, one can't help but wonder whether it would be different if foreign correspondent Marie Colvin and the other 32 journalists killed there in 2012 were still alive and reporting on it.
It's Time to Let Journalists Do Their Jobs
As we went to press, news broke that the partner of The Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald--who helped release the Edward Snowden revelations--had been detained under British anti-terrorism laws while traveling through England on his way home to Brazil. The episode was designed to send a message to Greenwald (and all journalists) that if you publish sensitive documents, we will come after you. Just to make sure the message was clear, the border police held Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, for almost the entire 9 hours the law allowed under section 7 of the U.K.'s Terrorism Act 2000.