It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce the release of The Digital Journalist’s Handbook, a unique guide to the tools journalists need to know to thrive in today’s digital newsroom.
Online technology and digital journalism changes every day, but the technologies featured in The Handbook are the core tools and storytelling techniques journalists should be familiar with, including blogging, audio, video, Flash, audio slideshows, social networks, and more. The Digital Journalist’s Handbook not only explains what each of the tools are and how they are used in journalism, but also provides step-by-step guides to producing digital journalism stories and content using the tools.
You don’t have to be tech-savvy to understand everything covered in The Handbook. Each topic is explained in a simple and easy to follow way and includes illustrations and diagrams of everything from the layout of a typical audio slideshow to the difference between USB and FireWire cables. The book also includes a glossary with definitions of more than 130 terms and phrases commonly used by digital journalists. Best of all, The Handbook includes links to online tutorials, resources, and examples, so readers can explore each topic further.
The book is for both novice digital journalists and seasoned professionals looking to enhance their skills and their reporting. No matter your level of proficiency in digital journalism, you will undoubtedly learn something new after reading The Handbook.
The Digital Journalist’s Handbook is on sale now and I absolutely encourage you to purchase a copy for yourself and for the aspiring and veteran journalists in your life. I guarantee that you will be happy that you did.