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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DFM chat on a journalist's essential skills and tools

Editor's toolkits may vary.
Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we are talking about the essential skills and tools a reporter should have. The answer, obviously, will depend on what kind of reporter we are talking about (war reporters and feature reporters have different considerations to take into account, for instance). But we'll talk about the necessary requirements. Should reporters know HTML? Code? Final Cut? Should they try to master all or focus on a specific discipline? Bring your tools and #realtalk.

You can check out past chats over here. If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.

If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.


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