Thursday, 1 July 2010
The future of journalism is in our hands: Entrepreneurs' masterclass
Journalists are in the driving seat…if you have the courage to take the wheel.
in Masterclass 12 of Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide, Adam Westbrook argues that it's never been easier to publish, and that this puts journalists in a very strong position.
The future of jouralism is in our hands.
But we need courage to be entrepreneurial and create our own jobs.
"If we don’t have the courage, it will be others who dictate the future of journalism.
"There’s a danger the future of story-telling won't be shaped by journalists."
Take two of the biggest news-gathering and publishing phenomena of today: Twitter and Facebook. "Journalists were no part of the creation of those two phenomena, those hugely powerful journalistic tools."
"Don’t get written out of the story."
You'll find much more about entrepreneurialism, portfolio careers and building your own job in Masterclass 12 of Multimedia journalism: A Practical Guide at www.multimedia-journalism.co.uk