- Core Skills for the 21st Century Journalist
- This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to The Knight Foundation’s support of NewsU and its mission to support online education for journalists.
- Originally Broadcast On:
- April 10, 2014
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.
- This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
- April 10, 2014 Enroll Now
- Watch and listen to the original one-hour Webinar in its entirety. This Webinar recording features the full presentation led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty including Q&A from the audience and resources from the presenter.
Key findings in Poynter's 2014 report, Core Skills for the Future of Journalism, show that professional journalists lag behind educators and others in rating the importance of multimedia and other digital storytelling skills.
In this Webinar, Poynter's Howard Finberg and Lauren Klinger will discuss the findings about the value that journalists, educators and others place on 37 key skills, attributes and knowledge areas.
What Will I Learn:
- What kind of knowledge, attitudes and personal skills are important for a journalist
- What kind of newsgathering skills, technical, production and multimedia skills are needed now to be successful
- What kind of changes in attitudes, education and hiring processes are needed so you can attract the best talent
Who Should Take this Course:
Educators, reporters, editors, producers, hiring managers and anyone interested in the future of journalism and core skills.
Howard I. Finberg is the director of business development at The Poynter Institute and creator of Poynter's NewsU. Finberg looks for new training partners and handles the business development aspects of Poynter’s international teaching. He also looks at new revenue opportunities, mostly related to Poynter training. Previously, Finberg was responsible for the creation of Poynter’s e-learning project, News University. NewsU (www.newsu.org) launched in 2005 and has more than 280,000 users in 225 countries, accessing more than 400 training modules.
Lauren Klinger is an interactive learning producer at Poynter News University. She holds master’s degrees in American politics from the University of Pittsburgh and mass communications from the University of South Florida. She taught mass communications and journalism courses at the University of Tampa and USF Tampa before joining the NewsU team. She is a contributor to Poynter.org and the co-author of Poynter's 2013 white papers, the Future of Journalism Education 2013 and Core Skills for the Future of Journalism.
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