Teaching Examples

How TV journalists should learn online
March 14, 2007, 2:52 pm
Filed under: journalism, online, television

Last Friday I wrote a post about where to get started if you are a (print) journalist who wants to learn online and multimedia. Because I never worked in TV, I couldn’t really offer any advice for the TV journalists.

So I cleverly goaded Andy Dickinson, over in England, to do the job. He’s written a very thoughtful post instructing TV journalists how to move online.

He explains that to “get” online, you’ve got to learn by doing. Wow, I could not agree more! I’ve seen too many print journalists and journalism educators ignoring that advice for too long!

He also recommends that you “gather as much content as you can.” He’s got an excellent illustration of how to use Post-It notes to organize all those new assets you’ll be bringing into the story.

The illustration also helps him explain how you’ve got to “think non-linear” — and he’s NOT talking about tape!

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Curses! Tricked in to waffle.

Thanks for the link(and making me ponder the area) Mindy

Comment by Andy

It used to be all about HTML. Now there’s so much more you can do to contribute to online journalism! I think everybody needs to be hearing ideas about how they can grow and adapt.

Comment by Mindy McAdams

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