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Now if you’re like me, you probably are acquainted with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
But if you’re also like me, sharing yourself with those sites seems pretty daunting to say the least.
In yesterday’s lecture for KJB222 Online Journalism, the whole class was pretty lucky to have hosted Brisbane Times political editor, Amy Remeikis.
The whole lecture was based on the topic of ‘live-blogging’.
Unfortunately, since my bus was extremely late (c’mon Translink, you have one job!) I wasn’t able to attend the lecture.
However, thanks to the art of live-blogging I was able to get the overall summary of the lecture from my faithful friend, Twitter.
One of the key things Remeikis said was about journalists not being just apart of the broadcast side of things.
She brought up a very valid point that journalists nowadays have to be able to do everything within the industry.
This means print, radio, television, online, offline, freelance.
Journalists must be able to adapt to the changing times.
According to Online Journalism Blog, a key skill for any journalist in the new media age, whatever medium they’re working in, is adaptability.
Adaptability doesn’t mean that the new age journalist needs to be an expert in everything, but rather they should have an understanding of the different fields within the industry.
Remeikis also highlighted the importance blogging has on a journalists.
The art of blogging allows readers to develop an understanding of who you are as a journalist.
…and might I add, it is also good practice for journalism as it allows you to get a feel of what live-blogging feels like in such an industry.
In summary, there is always going to be lot of change within the industry but as Remeikis said, if you ‘read, watch, talk to people and stay ahead of the times” you’ll will be fine.