posts about or somewhat related to ‘digital journalism’

'New York Times' Creating Digital Longform Magazine →

The New York Time'slatest adventure in the longform world is a new digital-only magazine. Jill Ambramson, executive editor of NYT, sent a letter to her colleagues which highlighted shifts in responsibility within NYT. She wrote:

[…] part of my strategic push to have the newsroom take a leading role in developing new ways to present our journalism in digital forms and to create new products.

Former national editor Sam Sifton will now be the senior editor in change of the longform project. 

His first assignment is to create an immersive digital magazine experience, a lean back read that will include new, multimedia narratives in the tradition of Snow Fall and last weekend’s compelling account of the Arizona fire, as well as some of the best reads published during the previous week.

Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency →

"This booklet comes directly from a series of 15 blog posts I wrote in 2009. My intention was to offer some guidance for journalists who are ready to learn how to transform themselves into multimedia journalists."

-Mindy McAdams professor at College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida

5 Myths About Digital Journalism →

  1. Journalists must know everything
  2. Social media is the answer
  3. Journalists must have database development skills
  4. Comments suck/ Comments are essential for democracy
  5. There are no journalism jobs

Explanations by Mark Luckie at 10,000 Words.

I used to have a phrase that I deployed at the Guardian, which I stole from our chief technology strategist, which is “being of the Web, not just on the Web.” Digital journalism is about creating a living sort of news, rather than a finished article, and that’s the key difference. If you’re just putting stories on the Web—it doesn’t mean that stories aren’t good or that people won’t read them—but there’s a fundamental difference between that and actually producing digital journalism.

— Emily Bell, Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism

(Source: news.columbia.edu)