Surname, initial, (year of publication), (which addition), title, publisher, page number

The online journalism handbook – skills to survive and thrive in the digital age

Paul Bradshaw

liisa rohumaa

Pearson Education Limited



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“we’re all online journalists now. Whether we work for a newspaper, a broadcaster or a online outlet, our stories, pictures, audio and video appear online and what started out in print becomes archived on the web – from ink to hyperlink”


“some fear that ‘traditional’ skills of news gathering and news writing will disappear, and that technology will become more important that stories.”


“traditional skills remain central to the journalist’s craft.”


“online journalism is evolving and reports have to be adaptable.”


“users increasingly expect the news to come to them”


Third Edition, Online Journalism, Principles and Practices of News for the Web

James c Foust

Holcomb Hathaway publishers



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“the internets first advantage is that it affords the audience greater control over information.”


“on the internet, more than with any other mediums, people have the power to choose the information they want when they want, retrieve it how they want and where they want.”


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“the internet provides the potential for a greater level of audience involvement in the journalistic process.”


“this involvement ranges from simple commenting on stories all the way to citizen journalism, whereby stories are actually written by members of the audience.”  .




Lise Lareau


The impact of digital technology on media workers: Life has completely changed


“All this digitization has meant a move away from equipment-based jobs.”


“Audio and video editing can be done on a reporter’s or producer’s desktop. Videotape no longer requires lighting or sound technicians.”


“The fact that digital equipment is easier to use has led to new expectations of how we work, and blurred job titles and job descriptions.”


“Citizen journalism has allowed the numbers of reporters and photographers to be lower. It may not have directly led to layoffs but it’s been an enabler of layoffs. The growth in numbers of amateur columnists and opinion writers is staggering.”


“the digital revolution prompted another disastrous series of events in journalism: it fuelled the great rush to media convergence”


“The problem is that every time one company bought a newspaper or TV station, the first thing they did was lay off people to pay for it”


“But now she says it’s faster. Gone are the rough deadline times of 12 noon and 5 pm. Now the expectation is file video, audio and print, all the time.”


“It’s all about getting those six paragraphs out faster than anyone else. The pressure is to beat the other news services’ online news.”


What effect has the internet had on journalism?

Aleks Krotoski


20 February 2011


“The web’s effect on news reporting is considered the most clear evidence that this is a revolutionary technology: news editors – and in some cases, the governments that they observe – are no longer the gatekeepers to information because costs of distribution have almost completely disappeared.”


“If knowledge is power, the web is the greatest tool in the history of the world.”


“The process that happens before a story is published has also been transformed.


“The web has become the go-to point for the globe when it comes to getting information; it’s the same for reporters.”


“Online, they find a multiplicity of perspectives and a library of available knowledge that provides the context for stories. Increasingly, the stories are coming from the web.”