As part of some testing earlier today I was playing around with Instagram. I’ve never been a heavy user of Instagram but I was looking setting up an account for our newsroom. Along the way I got distracted by some of the great pictures IRead More
This week I spent some time working on an education project I have been dabbling with for a few weeks. Inevitably I eventually hit the PDF wall. The only place to get the extra data I needed to move the project forward was lockedRead More
Static pictures on the web are *so* yesterday. Today’s readers want information, interaction and loads of stuff to click on. And today’s online media tool of the week does exactly that: it adds life to otherwise static pictures.
ThingLink makes it simple to add clickable
There are dozens of lists around that offer journalists insight into the latest tools they can use in their craft. This Journalism.co.uk one is among the best at the moment:
This is not a publication I’ve seen before so it may new or it may be slightly older but either way it looks to be a handy guide to investigative journalism.
The http://www.investigative-journalism-africa.info/ is backed by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung foundation and falls somewhere between a teaching tool and
This is a simple guide to creating an interactive map using Google’s Fusion Tables. I’m doing this guide because it took me absolute ages to get my head around this and once I did I realised how unbelievably simple the process is. So it’s timeRead More
Twitter is changing news. Today many major news stories break on Twitter long before TV, radio and newspapers are able to cover them. And increasingly journalists are reporting live from the sidelines of major events putting readers in the know hours before many of themRead More
News about big print media is pretty miserable at the moment but, if you’re willing to look beyond the immediate troubles facing the industry, being a media worker right now is about as much fun as it has ever been. Especially if you don’t mindRead More
Twitter has some pretty cool features for media organisations, among them Twitter lists. One of the best things that news organisations can do with Twitter lists is to “curate” lists of journalists, industry experts or sector commentators (the Guardian’s Climate Change Top 50 is aRead More
Everyone is hopping onto the social networking train and social networks are fast becoming not only outlets for news but also sources of news. Making the most of social networks as a journalist is not as simple as creating an account and tweeting away. ItRead More