ADVANCED ONLINE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES: New short course by Journalism.co.uk

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via journalism.co.uk Journalists and students looking to maximise their newsgathering potential from online sources can now get involved in a special short course on advanced online research techniques organised and promoted by U.K. journalism news and skills website journalism.co.uk, the Half-Eaten Mind exclusively reports today. Online research is now an essential part of reporting in the technological age, whether it is to gather information on the history of a local pub, archives of older news articles or political speeches, or for factual research for a breaking news story. By widening their own knowledge on a given subject via the … Continue reading ADVANCED ONLINE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES: New short course by Journalism.co.uk

A TWITTER BOOST FOR TRAINEE HACKS: 100 useful follows for future journalists

Since its founding on the 21st March 2006, the micro-blogging site Twitter has become an important vehicle for both journalists and news organisations to express themselves, both personally and through their news agendas and lead stories. While the major news networks generally rely on Twitter for self-promotion, increasingly, both journalists and highly-literate people outside the media industries, the daily act of typing up 140-character ‘tweets’ has helped democratise journalism in a way, that older print-based media were less able to do. Twitter has helped the popularity of grassroots journalism, and reinforced the voice of freelancers as well as alternative/niche media … Continue reading A TWITTER BOOST FOR TRAINEE HACKS: 100 useful follows for future journalists