“Ten things every journalist should know in 2009”

I’m going to post this all over the place, because I think it’s amazing.  For example:

8. Multimedia for multimedia’s sake rarely works, and is often embarrassing. If you are going to do it, either do it well enough so it works as a standalone item or do it to complement your written coverage – for example, add a link to the full sound file of your interview with someone in your article, or a link to the video of someone’s entire speech at an event. The latter will enhance the transparency of your journalism too. Great tips and resources here and some useful tips on doing video on a budget.

For god’s sake, if you are a journalist, read this.  It should be part of the basic practices of your news organization by June.

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2 Comments on ““Ten things every journalist should know in 2009””

  1. ebw Says:

    If only journalists were the ones actually in charge.

  2. Dennis Says:


    And true, to boot, though in some ways it doesn’t matter, since there are a lot of things that need to happen regardless of who is in charge.

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