5 pieces of #AdviceForYoungJournalists

Giants of the media innovation world recently came together at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism to discuss media innovation and the future of journalism and they had plenty of advice for young journalists in the crowd and watching online.

Adrian Sanders, co-founder of crowdfunding for journalism platform Beacon Reader, ended the hour-long session with these five tips.

1. You don’t need anyone’s permission to publish ever again.

2. Shoot every day if possible.

3. Your first videos are going to suck.

4. Keep shooting anyway.

5. Be like “hippy crusty dude” on Vine and you’ll be fine.

Related Posts

A really smart way to connect community, small bus... The Lo-Down, a six-year-old community news site and monthly magazine on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, just launched a very smart crowdfunding pi...
Radiotopia top $250K in about a week Completely not by design, many Through the Cracks posts this month have been about the great success of podcasts that seek crowdfunding. There ...
Campaign to help news orgs get leaks launches "Patriotic Security camera." Credit: Cjelli. To keep correspondence between sources, whistleblowing websites and news outlets private, Freedom of th...
A device to block smartphone spies Are you worried about the NSA, your invasive employer or a world of creepy people with tech skills watching what you do through your camera phone?...

Comments

comments

Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply