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Apr 23

navigatingmedia:

How to Communicate Visually 
For all you visualizaton junkies, (or really just anyone who dares to make an infographic), a fantastic free e-book from Column Five Media on visual communication (applicable to designers, editors, advertisers or academics). Image is a screenshot from the book, which you can download here.

navigatingmedia:

How to Communicate Visually 

For all you visualizaton junkies, (or really just anyone who dares to make an infographic), a fantastic free e-book from Column Five Media on visual communication (applicable to designers, editors, advertisers or academics). Image is a screenshot from the book, which you can download here.

(via futurejournalismproject)

Apr 22

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Media and Bloggers

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In honor of Earth Day, we’re highlighting environmental bloggers and media on Beyond Bylines:

     

Check out our Q&A with Mother Nature Network’s Matt Crenshaw for his thoughts on the future of the green movement and environmental media.

       

And then learn more about TreeHugger, Dot Earth, and these other green blogs we love.

     

(Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech on Flickr; used under CC by 2.0)

futurejournalismproject:

Navigate the News
The Upshot, a new, data-driven venture from the New York Times, launches April 22. It will cover politics, policy and economic analysis, Quartz reported in March, and added:

David Leonhardt, the Times’ former Washington bureau chief, who is in charge of The Upshot, told Quartz that the new venture will have a dedicated staff of 15, including three full-time graphic journalists, and is on track for a launch this spring. “The idea behind the name is, we are trying to help readers get to the essence of issues and understand them in a contextual and conversational way,” Leonhardt says. “Obviously, we will be using data a lot to do that, not because data is some secret code, but because it’s a particularly effective way, when used in moderate doses, of explaining reality to people.”

Today, Leonhardt explained the why of it on Facebook:

You have no shortage of excellent news sources — sources that expertly report and analyze news as it happens. Like you, those of us at The Upshot rely on those sources every day. So why are we starting a new site to help people understand the news?…
…One, we believe many people don’t understand the news as well as they would like. They want to grasp big, complicated stories — Obamacare, inequality, political campaigns, the real-estate and stock markets — so well that they can explain the whys and hows of those stories to their friends, relatives and colleagues.
We believe we can help readers get to that level of understanding by writing in a direct, plain-spoken way, the same voice we might use when writing an email to a friend. We’ll be conversational without being dumbed down. We will build on the excellent journalism The New York Times is already producing, by helping readers make connections among different stories and understand how those stories fit together.

Image: @UpshotNYT announces its launch.

futurejournalismproject:

Navigate the News

The Upshot, a new, data-driven venture from the New York Times, launches April 22. It will cover politics, policy and economic analysis, Quartz reported in March, and added:

David Leonhardt, the Times’ former Washington bureau chief, who is in charge of The Upshot, told Quartz that the new venture will have a dedicated staff of 15, including three full-time graphic journalists, and is on track for a launch this spring. “The idea behind the name is, we are trying to help readers get to the essence of issues and understand them in a contextual and conversational way,” Leonhardt says. “Obviously, we will be using data a lot to do that, not because data is some secret code, but because it’s a particularly effective way, when used in moderate doses, of explaining reality to people.”

Today, Leonhardt explained the why of it on Facebook:

You have no shortage of excellent news sources — sources that expertly report and analyze news as it happens. Like you, those of us at The Upshot rely on those sources every day. So why are we starting a new site to help people understand the news?…

…One, we believe many people don’t understand the news as well as they would like. They want to grasp big, complicated stories — Obamacare, inequality, political campaigns, the real-estate and stock markets — so well that they can explain the whys and hows of those stories to their friends, relatives and colleagues.

We believe we can help readers get to that level of understanding by writing in a direct, plain-spoken way, the same voice we might use when writing an email to a friend. We’ll be conversational without being dumbed down. We will build on the excellent journalism The New York Times is already producing, by helping readers make connections among different stories and understand how those stories fit together.

Image: @UpshotNYT announces its launch.

Apr 21

Beyond Bylines: Running & Fitness Blogs
As the Boston Marathon gets underway this morning, we’re featuring 5 running and fitness blogs we love on Beyond Bylines.  Good luck to everyone participating in the marathon today!
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If you or a blog you know would like to be profiled on Beyond Bylines, let us know.

Beyond Bylines: Running & Fitness Blogs

As the Boston Marathon gets underway this morning, we’re featuring 5 running and fitness blogs we love on Beyond Bylines.  Good luck to everyone participating in the marathon today!

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If you or a blog you know would like to be profiled on Beyond Bylines, let us know.

Apr 18

Did You See That News Release?

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With thousands of news releases published each week on PR Newswire for Journalists, no one can possibly keep up with every one of them.

We’ve rounded up a few of the press releases that ran in the past week such as Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety news and Maxwell House Coffee’s re-launch.

Continue reading Did You See That News Release?

(Photo Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Around the Wire: Robot Newspapers, Better Blogs Through Neuroscience, and More Media News

The Pulitzer Prize announcement may have been this week’s big media news, but what else happened?

Around the Wire recaps five more stories for journalists and bloggers including: 

Continue reading Beyond Bylines’ Around the Wire in Five

(Image by Logan Ingalls/Flickr; used under CC by 2.0)

Apr 17

#ConnectChat: The Recipe for a Career in Food Blogging

Newspaper reporter turned full-time food blogger Girl Versus Dough discusses the biggest challenges and her advice for a career in food blogging.

Continue reading The Recipe for a Career in Food Blogging

Apr 16

The Editor-Freelancer Relationship: 5 Tips for Making It Work

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Due to tightened budgets, freelancers have become essential to many more newsrooms. Editors at these media outlets turn to writers associations, pitches, other publications, and blogs to find reliable freelance journalists that can produce well-written, knowledgeable content.

The question on freelancers’ minds: How do I stand out to editors and encourage them to work with me again?

A recent Press Club of Cleveland event addressed this challenge, and we’ve recapped the editors’ advice on Beyond Bylines.

Continue reading 5 Tips for a Strong Editor-Freelancer Relationship

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Apr 15

An interview with Sarah Menke‑Fish on the ever-changing field of journalism

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As journalism evolves to keep up with the spread of digital media, many students wonder what this will mean for them in terms of their college choice and careers. Will it make the field more competitive? Will there still be jobs for graduates in the coming years?

Digital media has changed the way journalism is defined, and with the 24-7 desire for updated news, there are more jobs than ever, just not in the traditional sense that was journalism 20 years ago.

Read more.