My ‘interesting reads’ roundup (weekly)

  • This would be my list too: “Employers and recent graduates are telling me that the current job market demands that job applicants know: Multimedia storytelling skills. Producing slideshows with sound, shooting and editing video and photos, writing for the web. Data and statistical skills for storytelling. Collecting, editing, analyzing and interpreting data to produce compelling interactive maps and graphics. Audience development skills (formerly known as marketing and circulation) such as managing online communities, interpreting data on audience behavior, crowdsourcing for information, interacting with the audience. Basics of programming. How to create compelling pages that attract web audiences. The business of media. Journalists can help a news organization generate revenues without compromising their ethics, and today that skill is more important than ever.”

    tags: skills journalism

  • “During the last decades, the digital evolution has opened the possibilities of sending personalised content to many receivers. A combined user data unit/developer team/newsroom could create, if not individualised news feeds, then at least more personalised selections, serving relevant content and services at the right time. You’d be doing that, if you had one of those newsrooms. But most of you don’t.”

    tags: audience engagement innovation

  • “ lets you extract data from any website into a spreadsheet simply by mousing over a few rows of information.”

    tags: data scraping journalism

  • Including some essential advice for those about to Newsjack… Choose a trending topic. Blog about it. Tweet it (using the established hashtag). Don’t be a moron (e.g., don’t try to capitalize on tragedy).”

    tags: google seo

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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