Basic Journalism

When readingThe Basic Principles of Online Jounralism I felt like a lot of the tips were tips that most journalists should know. However those aspiring to become better online journalists would learn a lot from this site. Since print journalism was the original job for journalists, this guide would help those transitioning from newspaper to online.

I was intrigued by the “C is for Community and Conversation” post. Most everything written made a lot of sense. Conversation is publishing, the example of blogging seen as a community really clicked with me. Blogging is like a community in the sense that you talk about topics that most people can relate to. It’s kind of like conversing with people about things you love especially because with blogs the most important part is the feedback you get from your audience. “The Conversation Loop” is a good way to start a blog for new online journalists. It is a simple guide to help you go a long way.

The idea of this blog is basic and I think it’s the easiest way to ease into a complex internet world. The step-by-step guide is smart. The acronym B for brevity, A for adaptability, S for Scannability, I for interactivity, and finally C for community and conversaion really is a straightforward way to learn simple online journalism.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by TL on October 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    This is a good start but feels a bit skimpy, addressing only one of the six points in the readings.


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