Hacks/Hackers Survival Glossary for Journalists

If you’re feel­ing over­whelmed by the jar­gon asso­ci­ated with dig­i­tal media, you are not alone. As Dis­placed Jour­nal­ists eager to get back in the game, we all need to be well-versed in ever-evolving tech­nol­ogy lingo. Hacks/Hackers, a net­work con­cerned with the inter­sec­tion of jour­nal­ism and tech­nol­ogy, has come up with a list of impor­tant tech­nol­ogy terms. […]

DPJ Member: I Walk on Quicksand All Day Long

Hi, every­one. I agreed to pub­lish this first-person piece from a mem­ber of our com­mu­nity with­out a byline because some­times find­ing cathar­sis is hard enough with­out hav­ing to put your name up there in bright lights. As much as I’d love to have Dis­placed Jour­nal­ists write and sign their sto­ries, it’s get­ting to the point […]

Reflections of a Newsosaur: Journalists Running Start-Ups Face Tall Odds

By Alan D. Mut­ter Posted Mon­day, June 7, 2010, on Reflec­tions of a New­sosaur Fed up with fur­loughs and down-sizing – or forced invol­un­tar­ily out of their jobs – jour­nal­ists across the land are tak­ing mat­ters into their own hands by start­ing their own news sites. While I applaud these brave and com­mend­able efforts, I fear […]

Programmer-Journalist? Hacker-Journalist? Our Identity Crisis

Labels mat­ter,” writes 2009 Knight News Chal­lenge Win­ner Aron Pil­hofer. “And as this niche of jour­nal­ism grows more main­stream, labels will mat­ter that much more. So, who are we?” Read more of Pilhofer’s thoughts on the sub­ject at the Medi­aShift Idea Lab site. Pil­hofer wel­comes ideas.

Alert to Journalists: Deforestation and Pollution, High-Risk Subjects

June 3, 2010 On the eve of World Envi­ron­ment Day (5 June) , Reporters With­out Bor­ders is today releas­ing a report enti­tled “Defor­esta­tion and pol­lu­tion, high-risk sub­jects.” Attacks on jour­nal­ists and blog­gers who try to cover any kind of envi­ron­men­tal dam­age are grow­ing steadily all over the world but those who inves­ti­gate indus­trial pol­lu­tion or the […]

The Future of News: Not So Bleak, Not So Rosy

By Mar­tin Moore (Bio), June 3, 2010 What’s the future of news? I’m tempted to say “not very much” since no one really knows too much about the future of news right now. You know this is true because senior news folk have given up on the doom and gloom stuff and are start­ing to talk about […]

Not Sure What to Do? Sometimes It’s OK to Laugh About Journalism

This is “Mul­ti­me­dia Immer­sion Rap” — a fan­tas­tic video about being mul­ti­me­dia jour­nail­sts pro­duced by Evan Vucci and Matt Ford to kick off  the NPPA Mul­ti­me­dia Immer­sion work­shop in Syra­cuse, N.Y., in May. It’s a par­ody of Jay-Z’s “On To The Next One” and just one of 10 wild and crazy short videos about jour­nal­ism you’ll […]

Resources for Writers: Five Places to Find a Writing Buddy

By Angela Atkin­son, Writ­ing Careers Exam­iner The work­ing life of a writer can be quite soli­tary, and while many writ­ers join  sup­port­ive online com­mu­ni­ties to share ideas and get advice from other writ­ers, there’s some­thing to be said for a per­sonal rela­tion­ship with a writ­ing buddy. Many writ­ers report a marked improve­ment in their pro­duc­tiv­ity and […]

Why Ex-Reporters Make Great Ghostwriters

By Ellen Neuborne Spe­cial to Dis­placed Jour­nal­ists 5.6.2010 I used to be a reporter. Now I’m a ghost­writer. I get a lot of raised eye­brows when I say that. Usu­ally, it’s fol­lowed by com­ments such as “Really? For any­body famous?” Or “Can you make a liv­ing at that?” No, nobody famous. Yes, you can make a […]

AOL is Still Hiring Regional Editors

AOL is still hir­ing. If you are inter­ested in any of the fol­low­ing posi­tions, go to the AOL Careers Site, sub­mit your appli­ca­tion, and make sure to men­tion that Andrea Stone, senior Wash­ing­ton cor­re­spon­dent for AOL News, referred you. Then send a your resume to Andrea at andrea.stone@corp.aol.com, so she can pass it along and call […]

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