The journalism industry continues to redefine itself following the arrival of the Internet. Advertising has dried up, major newspapers have folded for good and many experienced journalists are out of work.
It’s a scary time for long-time editors and reporters trying to adapt. It’s an equally challenging time for young journalists looking to gain a foothold in a newsroom. What jobs are out there? What skills do they need to have to help them succeed?
“I think that journalists, young journalists in particular, need to be able to strike a balance between traditional journalistic skills like reporting and editing and mix those with more sort of modern day skills that journalists need,” said Mallary Jean Tenore, managing editor at Poynter.org.
“Many of those skills relate to social media and they also relate to programming and thinking about stories in new ways,” she said. “So, one of the things to think about is, ‘How can you, perhaps, create a new position for yourself? Or create something that hasn’t already been created?'”
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