The day started with Benet Wilson, chair of NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force, Program Chair for NABJ’s 2012 Convention and a freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger. She provided an overview of top tech trends, must-have apps and
social media for journalists.
I started my talk by encouraging folks to get into social media — but to start slow, with one or two platforms. This gives you a chance to see what works best for you. Below are my recommendations of five to try.
After Wilson was entertainment journalist Kelley L. Carter. Carter, co-chair of the NABJ Arts & Entertainment Task Force, discussed her journey as a multimedia freelancer, from
print journalist to guest expert on HLN/CNN and other media outlets. She talked about how
she expanded her brand online and provided tips to journalists
who are interested in crossing platforms. She also provided suggestions to
journalists on how to find multimedia freelancing opportunities.
Stephanie Humphrey gave an overview of apps and online tools based on her root.com article. She covered
Pinterest and what it is, and described miscellaneous technology
blogs/websites that are good to follow.
Amani Channel covered visual journalism on the web and general
multimedia standard practices. He also provided an overview of how he set up
his own news site, and offered suggestions on how to monetize it.