My Experience As a Pro-Blogger &    Online Freelance JournalistUTS Introductory Online Journalism    Guest Lecture 5th May...
Neerav Bhatt - Who Am I?Portfolio Worker - multiple workcontracts/industries/companies(Pro-Blogger, FreelanceJournalist, R...
Continuous LearningTry to learn principles as wellas specific tools,technologies and software.“In times of change,learners...
Flexibility & Diverse SkillsCareers in the future includingonline journalism will be a lotmore flexible and require adiver...
X Media: Text/Photo/Audio/Video Bloggers and online journalists are often expected to file text, photos and video all by t...
Build Your Brand & Reputation“Beat The Drum”. No one will doit for you … stand out from theflock.Register www.yourname.com...
Online Hub                       yourname.comSetup Wordpress blog onwww.yourname.comPublish content regularlyincluding bes...
Micro, Photo and Video BloggingBlogging isn’t just about writing articles. It’s alsocomplemented by the quality of your mi...
Tips from My Journalist Friends@Wendy_Bacon. Journalism Professor, UTS.Dont be wordyNot PRy also key                      ...
Tips from My Journalist Friends@ValerioVeo. Manager News & Sport, Ten DigitalIts more about perseverancethan talent. You c...
Tips from My Journalist Friends@JuliePosetti. Journalism Lecturer, UC.                         www.neeravbhatt.com
Tips from My Journalist FriendsJohn Flint. Chief of Staff, The Sunday Times (WA)The old structure of the newspapernewsroom...
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  1. 1. My Experience As a Pro-Blogger & Online Freelance JournalistUTS Introductory Online Journalism Guest Lecture 5th May 2011 www.neeravbhatt.com
  2. 2. Neerav Bhatt - Who Am I?Portfolio Worker - multiple workcontracts/industries/companies(Pro-Blogger, FreelanceJournalist, Research Librarian,Photographer).UWS B Business (Computing &E-Business) plus UTS Grad Dip(Information Management).I started blogging in 2004 whenWordpress 1.0 was released. Ihad already worked as a WebDesigner and SEO consultant. www.neeravbhatt.com
  3. 3. Continuous LearningTry to learn principles as wellas specific tools,technologies and software.“In times of change,learners inherit the earth,while the learned findthemselves beautifullyequipped to deal with aworld that no longer exists.” Photo credit: “Rich13” on Flickr- Philosopher Eric Hoffer www.neeravbhatt.com
  4. 4. Flexibility & Diverse SkillsCareers in the future includingonline journalism will be a lotmore flexible and require adiverse range of skills.To survive and succeed you’llneed a flexible mind, willingnessto try new skills and gainspecialist knowledge in morethan 1 area so you arentcaught unprepared by shifts inthe economy or workforce. www.neeravbhatt.com
  5. 5. X Media: Text/Photo/Audio/Video Bloggers and online journalists are often expected to file text, photos and video all by themselves and very fast. Get the necessary tools and practice so you can quickly create quality stories with them. More info http://tinyurl.com/OnlineJournoToolkit www.neeravbhatt.com
  6. 6. Build Your Brand & Reputation“Beat The Drum”. No one will doit for you … stand out from theflock.Register www.yourname.com tocreate online Hub.Create Linkedin, Twitter, Flickr,Storify, Youtube + VimeoChannels, Gravatar. Link orembed content from all these onyour online Hub site.For branding & SEO use sameavatar photo and username onall sites. www.neeravbhatt.com
  7. 7. Online Hub yourname.comSetup Wordpress blog onwww.yourname.comPublish content regularlyincluding best: – Uni & Media intern work – Paid Journalism work – Stories you’ve written out of interest in a topic – Photos/Audio/VideoYour site has 10 seconds to Photo credit: Wordpressimpress. If it looks abandoned, creator Matt Mullenweggthat reflects badly on you. www.neeravbhatt.com
  8. 8. Micro, Photo and Video BloggingBlogging isn’t just about writing articles. It’s alsocomplemented by the quality of your micro, photoand video blogging and how professional they are. www.neeravbhatt.com
  9. 9. Tips from My Journalist Friends@Wendy_Bacon. Journalism Professor, UTS.Dont be wordyNot PRy also key www.neeravbhatt.com
  10. 10. Tips from My Journalist Friends@ValerioVeo. Manager News & Sport, Ten DigitalIts more about perseverancethan talent. You can learn mostskills but without passion for thejob youll never succeed. www.neeravbhatt.com
  11. 11. Tips from My Journalist Friends@JuliePosetti. Journalism Lecturer, UC. www.neeravbhatt.com
  12. 12. Tips from My Journalist FriendsJohn Flint. Chief of Staff, The Sunday Times (WA)The old structure of the newspapernewsroom is gone. Its all about contentdelivery across a range of platforms -newspaper, website, tablets & smartphones. There are more deadlines &newsrooms operate around the clock.The modern journalist can work across allthese platforms, videoing interviews,writing news leads/features and taking stillphotos on their iPhone when aphotographer is not present.Many are also adept at social networking,so they can link to their stories as soon asthey are published, drawing extra traffic. www.neeravbhatt.com

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