The revolution will not be televised: It will be tweeted, posted, blogged and shared.
With the advent of social media and mobile technology, it seems we’re lightyears past what Tom Wolfe described as “The New Journalism.” Today we’re using these tools to create new ways to tell stories.
Print, television and radio are no longer the only arrows in our quiver. The weapons of war, and the journalism being practiced today, are very much shaped by the tools journalists use. Good journalism can still be practiced with paper and pen, but hardly any journalist in the Western world limits themselves to just these utensils.
This Tuesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST we’ll be talking about the new tools of journalism: iPhones, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, voice recorders, websites, social networks. We’ll be focusing on best practices, how our craft has been strengthened and hurt by these devices, the future of journalism vis a vis technology (social media, blogging, new platforms, etc), secret websites that make our lives easier, and the current white hot space that is data journalism. To whet your appetites, here are some good Journalism tools from the Pew Research Center.
So tune in, log on and tweet up this Tuesday. Last week, we had a great turnout for the Quote Approval chat, which became the top trending topic on MuckRack. Let’s do it again this week!