The New News offers an approachable, practical guide to the 21st century newsroom, equipping journalists with the skills needed to work expertly, accurately, and efficiently across multiple media platforms.
Emphasizing the importance of verification and authentication, the book shows how journalists adapt traditional practices of information-gathering, observation, interviewing, and newswriting for online publications. The text includes comprehensive coverage of key digital and multimedia competencies – capturing multimedia content, "doing" data journalism, mobile reporting, working in teams, participating with global audiences, and personal brand-building.
Features developed exclusively for this book include innovative visuals showing the multimedia news structures and workflows used in modern newsrooms; a glossary of up-to-date terms relevant to online journalism; and practical exercises and activities for classroom use, as well as additional online instructor materials.
The New News provides excellent resources to help journalism students and early-career professionals succeed in today’s digital networked news industry.
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Part I: News Now
Chapter 1 Be Here Now: The view from 30,000 feet
Chapter 2 News by the Numbers
Chapter 3 Journalists Remix & Reboot
Part II: Reporters: Partnering with the Processors
Chapter 4 Wwword Slinging
Chapter 5 Newsgathering & Reporting: New Tech, New Tricks
Chapter 6 Newsgathering & Reporting: Time-honored Techniques & Tools
Chapter 7 In Verification Veritas
Chapter 8 Acquiring Story Assets
Part III: The Digital Assembly Line: Newsrooms to news pages
Chapter 9 Processing Workflows: Transforming Assets into Content
Chapter 10 Packaging Assets & Publishing Articles
Chapter 11 Mobile Journalism: News on the Move
Chapter 12 "A Grand, grand caper," said David Carr