Your staff needs to understand that getting-it-first and getting-it-right are not conflicting choices but essential dual priorities. If you don’t have it right, you don’t have it first – you don’t have it at all.
Steve Buttry, in his latest advice for new senior editors at Digital First Media.
No female reporter before her had ever seemed quite so audacious, so willing to risk personal safety in pursuit of a story.
How to pack like Nellie Bly, pioneering Victorian journalist who raced around the world in 80 days.
Here is my updated version:
What to pack to report on a protest - the gear journalists take into the field today: http://storify.com/jcstearns/packing-for-a-protest-the-gear-journalists-take-to
Today in videos that will blow your mind: This is called a “Hyperlapse,” a time-lapse video built with a number of camera movements. This would be cool on its own (the process is generally very time-consuming), but the really awesome part is this: It was created using publicly-available Google Streetview data. There’s even a tool that helps you make your own. The results are rad in that way that few things are. I’m gonna stop talking now. Just watch.
Gorgeous use of publicly-available data!
Tricia Fulks, MJ Bear Fellow, shares tips for getting people excited before your project is released. Spoiler: bonus points for including cute screenshots from your editorial meeting.
Great time management hacks from a range of sources. Via Sree Sreenivasan.
Check them out on journalists.org: Free multimedia tools offer high-end results
Image: Screenshot of Audacity by Hagit Bachrach
[B]e willing to put in the work for a long period of time for just the love of it. Today, more so than any other time, it seems really difficult to make a living in the media, especially in the music media. It’s just so crowded, and at this point the publications that are really able to establish themselves are the ones that are the most passionate and the most relatable. I find that the publications I tend to connect with most are ones that are, in many cases, written by a single voice, somebody who has a really interesting viewpoint or perspective.
Ryan Schreiber, founder and CEO of Pitchfork, shares advice for bloggers and those interested in starting an online media project with MediaBistro.
How do you build a project across three times zones? Denise Ajiri, MJ Bear Fellow and one of the co-founders of Iran Election Watch, shares tips.
When you are a small group of three, you have to be ready to do everything on your own, from designing the website to preparing the content to marketing the product. At the beginning, as with all projects, we wrote up a proposal.
Learn more about the tools they use to connect across time zones and how they built Iran Election Watch: 1 Project, 3 Time Zones: How to Do It - Online News Association.