Thursday, January 3, 2008

Lose 10 Pounds...and Blog

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Hoping to start wrapping your arms around the digital revolution sweeping journalism in 2008, but have no idea how to do it? Online journalism guru and blogger Howard Owens offers a practical list with his recent blog post on "2008 objectives for today's non-wired journalist." His second most popular post this past year, Owens breaks down the daunting task for going digital in nearly a dozen steps. These include mandates like, "Become a blogger," "Start using RSS," and "Learn to Twitter." You can view the full list here, and perhaps make it a checklist for yourself:

Along the way, you might find MTF grantee J-Lab's "Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age" a helpful resource. This online primer breaks down all the new technology into manageable chunks and chapters. Happy 2008 from the MTF Journalism Program.

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