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What are the skills of a post-platform journalist?


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Media in the public interest in an era of media abundance.

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What are the skills of a post-platform journalist?

  1. 1. What are the skills of a post-platform journalist? And what the heck even is a "post- platform" journalist, anyway? @carlvlewis, Center for Collaborative Journalism, Jun. 14, 2014
  2. 2. Platform = A pedestal on which to sit and speak to a single mass audience.
  3. 3. Platforms are... —One-to-many. —Institutionalized. —Industrialized. —Sermons, not discussions. —Inherent in legacy media in which production of content is centralized.
  4. 4. Post-platform- Rise of networked age = limitless platforms = limitless skills. Constant innovation, constant collaboration, constant learning.
  5. 5. Today's skills? News reporting, data analysis, videography, photography, audio, interactive design, HTML/CSS, copy writing, programming. Ability to work hard and convey truth = constant.
  6. 6. Tomorrow's skills? Who knows? Be prepared. Be agile. Be ready to learn always.
  7. 7. Predictions: Drones, data, 3D printing, sensors, visual, social media, user- experience, mobile, entrepreneurial.
  8. 8. More? Sorry, no time. More details, tips, resources at