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Journalism Next

Journalism Next
A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing

Second Edition

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Journalism | Mass Communication

October 2012 | 368 pages | CQ Press
Do you want to help build what's next for journalism? Then jump into Mark Briggs' proven guide for leveraging digital technology to do better journalism.

The media landscape changes with such ferocious speed that as soon as new technologies gain a foothold, older ones become obsolete. To keep ahead and abreast of these ever-evolving tools and techniques, Briggs offers practical and timely guidance for both the seasoned professional looking to get up to speed and the digital native looking to root their tech know-how in real journalistic principles. Learn how to effectively blog, crowdsource, use mobile applications, mine databases, and expertly capture audio and video to report with immediacy, cultivate community, and tell compelling stories.

Journalism Next will improve digital literacy, fast. Briggs begins with the basics and then explores specialized skills in multimedia so you can better manage online communities and build an online audience.

Journalism Next is a quick read and roadmap you'll reference time and time again. Dive into any chapter and start mastering a new skill right away. And for today's journalist, who can afford to waste any time?

Foreword, by Jim Brady
1. Introduction: Journalism is about people, not technology
2. We are all digital workers now
3. Blogging for Better Journalism
4. Crowd-powered collaboration
5. Microblogging and social media: Publish, distribute and connect
6. Going mobile
7. Visual storytelling with photographs
8. Making audio journalism visible
9. Telling stories with video
10. Data-driven journalism and digitizing your life
11. Managing news as a conversation
12. Building a digital audience for news
Appendix: Suggested Web resources

very good book which learners are able to use for research to complete their essays and assignments whist studying for the course

Mr Brendon Pettit
creative studies, Great Yarmouth College
December 17, 2014

A good practical book for those using many forms of digital technology, but very USA based.

Miss Hilary Scott
Arts - Media, English & Culture, University of Northampton
March 7, 2014

Very practical tips, instructions. Excellent suggestons for activities!

Dr Sonia Nelson
Dept of Mass Communication, Sultan Qaboos University
February 6, 2014

Brilliant book, I have used this book with my social media students and it is a life line. They have all been told to buy it

Miss Rachael Rodgers
Digital media , Doncaster College
November 27, 2013

This book ticks so many essential boxes in giving students a sound grounding in starting out in journalism today. It should also be essential reading for more seasoned practitioners.

Ms Mary Williams
School of Social Historical and Literary Studies, Portsmouth University
October 1, 2013

not suitable to the course

Miss Ying Li
school of journalism & communication, Zhengzhou University
August 1, 2013

Good practical guide to all those tools available for the budding journalists today.

Mrs Line Thomsen
Inst for Information & Media Studies, Aarhus University
June 25, 2013

This hands on guide offers readers a practical step-by-step action plan for all online and digital marketing. Although the text is pitched at creating digital journalism this guide is essential reading for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are looking to build an online marketing pressence but lack large scale budgets to do it.

Mr Paul Matthews
Business Administration , University College Birmingham
March 13, 2013

One of the few books on the subjects and there are few alternatives. A must for anyone studying or teaching online journalism.

Mr Philip Cowan
Media, University of Hertfordshire
February 15, 2013

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Mark E. Briggs

Mark Briggs is the author of “Journalism 2.0” and “Entrepreneurial Journalism” and maintains a widely read blog at He is a frequent speaker and presenter at journalism, media and technology conferences throughout the United States and overseas. He is currently the director of digital media at KING-TV in Seattle, and he previously served as assistant managing editor for Interactive News at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., and as new-media director at The Herald in Everett, Wash. He earned journalism degrees from Gonzaga University and the University of North Carolina and was an adjunct professor at Seattle... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781452227856