Howard Owens of Gatehouse Media stole the secrets of successful blogging, and gave them away free to journalism educators in Chicago last week.
His Robin Hood act featured in a session by Jan Schaffer’s J-Lab during the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
• Publish what you know, when you know it.
• Do lots of video pieces – these don’t even have to be edited stories.
• Think of who you will link to in your output.
"How do we prepare our students for whichever version of the “new” media they will be expected to use to produce interesting stories or compelling content? And more importantly, how do we first prepare ourselves?"
Some interesting stuff came out of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, recently held at the University of Texas School Journalism in the US. The event was covered by students of the Multimedia Journalism class at UT Austin's School of Journalism in real time. Check out the site to see their efforts.