Digital First Journos:Philosophy & ToolboxSteve ButtryJournalism, Leadership & Management ConferenceJune 21, 2013#jlmc13
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Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product
Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product2. Like to be first, but link when we’re not
Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product2. Like to be first, but link when we’re not3. Community ...
Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product2. Like to be first, but link when we’re not3. Community ...
Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product2. Like to be first, but link when we’re not3. Community ...
Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses
Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses7. New gadget or social platform = toolfor better journa...
Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses7. New gadget or social platform = toolfor better journa...
Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses7. New gadget or social platform = toolfor better journa...
Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses7. New gadget or social platform = toolfor better journa...
Digital-first culture• Experimental• Willing to risk and learn from failure• Accountable (correct & acknowledgeerrors)• Al...
Digital First toolbox• Smartphone• Tablet• Laptop• Video/still camera• Tripod• Mic• Flash drive
Digital First toolbox• Smartphone• Tablet• Laptop• Video/still camera• Tripod• Mic• Flash drive• Notebook• Pen• Pencil• Sh...
Digital First toolbox• Twitter• Facebook• YouTube• Tout• LinkedIn• Instagram• Google tools• Spreadsheets• Databases• Editi...
• Curiosity• Smart questions• Dumb questions• Willingness to risk• Willingness toexperiment• Ability to learnDigital First...
• Curiosity• Smart questions• Dumb questions• Willingness to risk• Willingness toexperiment• Ability to learn• Network you...
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Digital First Philosophy and Toolbox JLMC

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These are slides for a workshop on the philosophy and toolbox for digital-first journalists. The workshop is part of the Journalism, Leadership & Management Conference at Iowa State University.

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Digital First Philosophy and Toolbox JLMC

  1. 1. Digital First Journos:Philosophy & ToolboxSteve ButtryJournalism, Leadership & Management ConferenceJune 21, 2013#jlmc13
  2. 2. Read more about it• stevebuttry.wordpress.com• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• @stevebuttry• stephenbuttry@gmail.com
  3. 3. Where do you get info?• Print• Broadcast• Computer• Mobile
  4. 4. Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product
  5. 5. Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product2. Like to be first, but link when we’re not
  6. 6. Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product2. Like to be first, but link when we’re not3. Community = collaborators
  7. 7. Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product2. Like to be first, but link when we’re not3. Community = collaborators4. When we hear great quote or learninteresting fact, think, “I better tweetthat.” (After I verify.)
  8. 8. Digital-first journos think …1. Story is a process, not a product2. Like to be first, but link when we’re not3. Community = collaborators4. When we hear great quote or learninteresting fact, think, “I better tweetthat.” (After I verify.)5. More excited byRTs, likes, shares, pins, retouts & links
  9. 9. Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses
  10. 10. Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses7. New gadget or social platform = toolfor better journalism
  11. 11. Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses7. New gadget or social platform = toolfor better journalism8. When news breaks, thinks of terms tosearch for on Twitter, SocialMention, etc.
  12. 12. Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses7. New gadget or social platform = toolfor better journalism8. When news breaks, thinks of terms tosearch for on Twitter, Social Mention9. Journalism future is bright & boundless
  13. 13. Digital-first journalists …6. Obstacles = war stories, not excuses7. New gadget or social platform = toolfor better journalism8. When news breaks, thinks of terms tosearch for on Twitter9. Journalism future is bright & boundless10. Defies prediction (& lists), thinks ofnew ideas, issues & solutions
  14. 14. Digital-first culture• Experimental• Willing to risk and learn from failure• Accountable (correct & acknowledgeerrors)• Always on the learning curve• Seeking & trying new tools & techniques
  15. 15. Digital First toolbox• Smartphone• Tablet• Laptop• Video/still camera• Tripod• Mic• Flash drive
  16. 16. Digital First toolbox• Smartphone• Tablet• Laptop• Video/still camera• Tripod• Mic• Flash drive• Notebook• Pen• Pencil• Shoes• Car• Press credential
  17. 17. Digital First toolbox• Twitter• Facebook• YouTube• Tout• LinkedIn• Instagram• Google tools• Spreadsheets• Databases• Editing tools• Social Mention• Geofeedia• HTML, CSS, coding• What else?
  18. 18. • Curiosity• Smart questions• Dumb questions• Willingness to risk• Willingness toexperiment• Ability to learnDigital First toolbox
  19. 19. • Curiosity• Smart questions• Dumb questions• Willingness to risk• Willingness toexperiment• Ability to learn• Network you can askfor help• Journalism groups &institutions• #wjchat, #spjchat, #dfmchat, Poynterchats• What else?Digital First toolbox
  20. 20. Read more about it• stevebuttry.wordpress.com• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• @stevebuttry• stephenbuttry@gmail.com

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