Friday Fast Five

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair & freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger

This column is back! Every Friday, I’ll list five things for your consideration as you continue your journey on the road to digital journalism. Enjoy!

  1. Nieman Journalism LabMetrics, metrics everywhere: How do we measure the impact of journalism?  The Associated Press’s Jonathan Stray writes a thoughtful piece on a not-so-new topic.
  2. 10000 WordsWhat Are Basic Social Media Skills Journalists Need? The debate rages on,  but I do agree with this basic list.
  3. MashableEthics Basics for Bloggers. As a journalist, I learned the rules in college. But blogging is the wild west for many, so this guide comes in handy.
  4. Journalism.co.uk#Podcast – Lessons in long-form video journalism from the Guardian and Vice. As the conversation about the future of long-form journalism continues, this podcast discusses how the Guardian is making it work.
  5. BlogHerBlogger Beware: You CAN Get
Sued For Using Photos You
Don’t Own on Your Blog. When I do website portfolio reviews for NABJ students and young journalists, 99% of the have nice photos. And most of them are used without permission.  This post explains what can happen if you’re caught.
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