Basics Journalism

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The term “journalism” has taken on many definitions in the past two decades. It is no longer about television, print and radio content, but the digitalization of content. Today’s journalists are expected to go beyond traditional journalistic practices. They need to know how to be experts in digital reporting and publishing. By providing tips on how to organize data digitally, build websites, build an audience, create video, audio and photographed content, editing and publishing this content, Briggs covers all areas of digital journalism. Briggs book, consisting of 11 chapters, is divided into three sections including basics, multimedia storytelling and editing/decision making in journalism. UNIT 1: BASICS OF JOURNALISM • News companies started using digital technologies nearly 20 years ago. This required professionals in the industry to change their traditional practices and evolve to the new way of producing content. This change has not been immediate, but according to Briggs, online technologies allow us to gather information better, communicate better and create better journalism. • All journalists should have a basic understanding of web design including HTML, CSS and XML coding. Those who know learn how do this have control over how information is displayed and distributed on the Web. • All journalists should have a blog. A blog should consist of a good headline, several links, photos and screen shots. Bloggers should also read and comment on other people’s blogs in
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