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Cover Image: Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing, 2nd Edition
  • Date: 10/23/2012
  • Format: Print Paperback
  • Price: $27.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-4522-2785-6
  • Pages: 385
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Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing, 2nd Edition
Mark Briggs, KING-5 Television, Seattle


Do you want to help build what’s “next” for journalism? Then jump into Mark Briggs’ proven guide for leveraging digital technology to do better journalism. The media landscape changes with such ferocious speed that as soon as new technologies gain a foothold, older ones become obsolete.  To keep ahead and abreast of  these ever-evolving tools and techniques, Briggs offers practical and timely guidance for both the seasoned professional looking to get up to speed and the digital native looking to root their tech know-how in real journalistic principles.

Learn how to effectively blog, crowdsource, use mobile applications, mine databases, and expertly capture audio and video to report with immediacy, cultivate community, and tell compelling stories. Journalism Next will improve digital literacy, fast. Briggs begins with the basics and then explores specialized skills in multimedia so you can better manage online communities and build an online audience.

Journalism Next is a quick read and roadmap you’ll reference time and time again. Dive into any chapter and start mastering a new skill right away. And for today’s journalist, who can afford to waste any time?

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Every chapter, box, and checklist has been vetted and then updated to account for new technology and new releases—from browsers, apps, and games to platforms, programs, and software.
  • Every chapter highlights new examples of journalists innovating and companies—be they big established media organizations or small start-ups—keeping pace and generating revenue.
  • Every chapter features a new Newsroom Innovator, with advice from such subject matter experts as Cory Haik at The Washington Post, Meghan Peters at Mashable.com, Burt Herman at Storify, and Matt Thompson at NPR.

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Read from cover to cover or dip in and out of this handy guide. In addition to recurring headings that orient all chapters, these features will help you find what you need:
  • Newsroom Innovators: In their own words, go behind the scenes with top professionals who share valuable tips and suggestions..
  • Drilling Down: Ready for more? Breakout boxes help you move beyond the basics to more technical and advanced concepts.
  • Get Going Checklists: Actually doing it makes all the difference. Step-by-step instructions let you jump right in.
  • Illustrations: Useful graphics supplement how-to instructions and show how news sites are putting technology to work.
New to this Edition

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Every chapter, box, and checklist has been vetted and then updated to account for new technology and new releases—from browsers, apps, and games to platforms, programs, and software.
  • Every chapter highlights new examples of journalists innovating and companies—be they big established media organizations or small start-ups—keeping pace and generating revenue.
  • Every chapter features a new Newsroom Innovator, with advice from such subject matter experts as Cory Haik at The Washington Post, Meghan Peters at Mashable.com, Burt Herman at Storify, and Matt Thompson at NPR.
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1st Edition ©2009

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Jim Brady
Preface

UNIT ONE. Basics

  • Introduction: Journalism is about people, not technology
  • We are all digital workers now
  • Blogging for Better Journalism
  • Crowd-powered collaboration
  • Microblogging and social media: Publish, distribute and connect
  • Going mobile

UNIT TWO. Multimedia

  • Visual storytelling with photographs
  • Making audio journalism visible
  • Telling stories with video

UNIT THREE. Editing and Decision Making

  • Data-driven journalism and digitizing your life
  • Managing news as a conversation
  • Building a digital audience for news

Appendix: Suggested Web resources

Bio(s)
Mark Briggs, KING-5 Television, Seattle
Mark Briggs is the author of Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to Build What’s Next for News (2012) and maintains Journalism 2.0 (journalism20.com/blog/), a widely read blog. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at journalism and media conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe and was named to Presstime magazine's "20 under 40" list for 2007. He is currently director of digital media for King 5 Television in Seattle and a Ford Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at The Poynter Institute. Previously, he co-founded Serra Media, a Seattle-based technology company, and spent nine years running newspaper websites in Everett and Tacoma, Wash. He earned journalism degrees from Gonzaga University and the University of North Carolina and also served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University from 2002-2006.
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