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#Tip of the day for journalists: Collaboration tools for reporters

November 21st, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

On the MediaShift website Jenny Xie has compiled a list of “websites, apps and software” which journalists can use to collaborate on projects, such as liveblogging tools and other digital storytelling platforms.

See the full post here.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: team liveblogging pointers

Over on PBS MediaShift Matt Stempeck outlines some pointers on liveblogging as a team effort. His tips, based on his own experiences, range from selecting a liveblogging platform through to dividing up responsibilities.

See the full post here.

Journalism.co.uk recently did a podcast outlining liveblogging tips for digital journalists, which you can listen to here.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.

Journalism.co.uk is running a training course on liveblogging on Wednesday evening (12 September) in London. Find out more here.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – social tools in the classroom

March 2nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

This post on PBS MediaShift by Nathan Gibbs offers some great pointers on ways to use social media tools within journalism teaching, offering several examples which should appeal to a variety of different lesson formats, from group blogging and social curation, to mind mapping. Tipster: Rachel McAthy.

To submit a tip to Journalism.co.uk, use this link – we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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MediaShift: Avoiding ‘ethical snags’ in non-profit journalism

A useful analysis from the States that tackles some of the tricky ground for non-profit journalistic endeavours.

How can such centers and networks, with their many types of journalists, agree on editorial standards and practices? How can non-profit enterprises be independent if they are closer to, and more dependent on, a small number of supporters? This puts power in the hands of donors.

Full post at this link…

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MediaShift: Journalists should customise social networks

Social networks ‘help to shake up the relationship between the individual journalist and the people formerly known as the audience,’ comments Roland Legrand, in charge of internet and new media at Mediafin, the publisher of leading Belgian business newspapers De Tijd and L’Echo. Here he feeds back from a newsroom workshop on social media with ideas for how journalists can best use networks.

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MediaShift: Five challenges for small college media in US

February 19th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick, Online Journalism, Training

Bryan Murley takes a look at five challenges for US college media. He outlines:

1. Small staffs and high churn rate; 2. Instructors who don’t get it; 3. Old mindsets from the students; 4. Not enough payoff for students; 5. Sparse resources.

Full story at this link…

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