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Journalism Next

Journalism Next
A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing

September 2014 | 384 pages | CQ Press

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There’s never been a more challenging—yet exciting—time to be a journalist. But in order to survive and thrive, journalists need to master new tools. Timely, to-the-point, and tested, Journalism Next updates Mark Briggs’ popular online guide Journalism 2.0 and explains how to use the latest software, tools, and concepts, empowering journalists to harness technology and take control of their futures in journalism.

Journalism Next is required reading for both seasoned journalists seeking a digital roadmap and digital natives looking to connect their technological know-how to the profession’s best practices. Learn how to use blogs, crowdsourcing, mobile applications, databases, audio, and video to report with immediacy, cultivate community, and tell compelling stories. Journalism Next will improve digital literacy, fast.

Read from cover to cover or dip in and out of this handy guide. In addition to recurring headings that draw you through the chapters, these features will help you find what you need:

• Tech Innovators: In their own words, top professionals share the ways they use digital technology to do better journalism. Go behind the scenes with experts from leading news organizations.

• Drilling Down: Ready for more? Breakout boxes help you move beyond the basics to more technical and advanced concepts.

• Get Going Checklists: Actually doing it makes all the difference. Step-by-step instructions let you jump right in.

• Illustrations: Useful graphics supplement how-to instructions and show how news sites are putting technology to work.

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The book is highly recommended for lecturers. It helps me in delivering News Writing course. By using the book, I could manage the course as a "futuristic" course. It means that classes I am handling are not only learning how to write stories for conventional media. but also digging knowledge and inspiration to tell stories "virtually".

Each section in the book is also fruitful. Advanced blogging and microblogging section let the students learn journalism within an area the love, namely blog and twitter. Meanwhile, audio journalism and video journalism help them to learn that writing stories "virtually"will be better with audio and visual touch.

Mr F. X. Lilik Mardjianto
Communication Science, Multimedia Nusantara University
December 12, 2012

Too US focussed, better UK alternatives available

Mr Sean Dodson
Faculty of Business and Law, Leeds Metropolitan University
September 26, 2012

The most informed text book and up to date on a fast changing element of the industry.

Llion Iwan
School of Creative Studies and Media, Bangor University
March 6, 2012

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