Skills

Mark on July 15th, 2009

There are a wealth of tools and sites for learning out there for upgrading journalism skills and learning new ones. Some links to what I have recently come across: • Both the Reuter’s Handbook of Journalism and the CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices handbook are available to all online. These should be of interest to students, […]

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Mark on June 20th, 2008

Please, please, please can someone take sportscasters aside and teach them English? It’s not that it drives me nuts when I watching sports, it’s that they are pretty much destroying the sense of the language for a good portion of my students. It’s not just the piling up of clichés, although that’s bad enough. They […]

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Mark on April 6th, 2004

The Columbia Journalism Review’s Campaign Desk, which is critiquing political coverage in the U.S., shows what happens when journalists don’t do math. Remember, our job is to inform, not confuse.

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Mark on March 25th, 2004

According to dotjournalism, the British site for online journalism, the ability to work in more than one language may be an increasingly saleable skill for on-line journalists

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Mark on February 9th, 2004

Doug Fisher reports on what one former executive editor says are the skills editors are looking for in new hires. Some of the skills Janet Weaver cited are speed, accuracy, clear and concise writing, and knowing how to find information. (The item you’re looking for at Fisher’s site — CommonSenseJournalism — is dated Monday, Feb. […]

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