Excellent collection of graphical illustrations of Google's growth to "world domination", courtesy of Inspired Magazine.
all media as we know it today will become social, and feature a social component to one extent or another. […]
But more importantly, these social tools are inspiring readers to become citizen journalists by enabling them to easily publish and share information on a greater scale. The future journalist will be more embedded with the community than ever, and news outlets will build their newsrooms to focus on utilizing the community and enabling its members to be enrolled as correspondents. Bloggers will no longer be just bloggers, but be relied upon as more credible sources.
Excellent overview of:
– Collaborative Reporting
– Journalists as Community Managers
– The Social Beat
– Social Stories
– Online Curation for a “Time-Poor Audience”
– The Social Network as the New Editor
– Beyond Twitter & Facebook
– Monetizing Social
– A Social Newsroom and the Personal Brand
– A Mobile Social Experience
Brian McNair argues that journalists of the future need:
talent, imagination, a spirit of independence, an understanding of IT and social networking and their impact on media, culture and society in general; everything in short, that the NCTJ curriculum squeezed out with its relentless stress on externally-decreed learning by rote.
The old world of print journalism in which the NCTJ was formed is passing into history, replaced by content-generating users, citizen journalists and all those journalistic wannabees who make up the globalised, digitised public sphere in the 21st century.
Stefanie Chernow writing at the Editors Weblog:
Digital trends in the media are affecting every aspect of the journalism field, including education. The University of Colorado at Boulder is pondering closing its journalism department in favor of a new degree program that would combine journalism and computer science skills. According to Editor & Publisher, the new academic unit could compound on existing strengths in journalism, yet adding computer science course will "prepare students for an ever-changing communications and media marketplace."
Another example of other disciplines taking over journalism education.
Still baffles me how the industry struggles to differentiate between online / multimedia journalism and web development / production… the two are not and never will be the same thing.