Journalists today need to be on social media simply because it is just another set of tools that is extremely useful in their work. Just like an audio recorder is very important when you go out to do an interview, social media, for journalists, can assist in performing their jobs more efficiently.
Here’s my list of some of the best free ebooks that can help journalists learn more about the new world of Journalism 2.0. whether you are a new journalists or someone who is seasoned in the profession, these books will prove to be quite helpful for you.
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Best Free EBooks on Digital Journalism
Here are some of the best digital journalism ebooks that are available for free. Something I missed? Add your favorites to the list
Using data to improve the news.
Mark Briggs‘s Journalism 2.0 (PDF). A digital literacy guide for the information age
The New Precision Journalism by Philip Meyer © 1991
Download the complete book in PDF Or you can download each chapter individually
A blog about the relationship between piracy, youth culture, pop culture and innovation. Information on the book The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Re-invented Capitalism and author and speaker Matt Mason.
The Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency by Mindy McAdams
Society of Professional Journalists' Digital Media Handbook, Part I. A guide intended to help journalists learn the digital media skills they need.
Society of Professional Journalists' Digital Media Handbook, Part II. A guide intended to help journalists learn the digital media skills they need.
Ideas on Digital Storytelling and Publishing by Adam Westbrook
The Art of Community by Jono Bacon. Community management should be a part of every journalist's skills.
Mediactive by Dan Gillmor is about media literacy