"Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all." - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News
The essential guide to understanding and harnessing the tools of journalism today, Meagan Knight and Clare Cook show you how to master the enduring rules of good practice and the new techniques of social media.
The book gives a thorough guide to principles and practice, including:
How to find, write and break stories with social media
An online journalism toolkit to get you started
Using crowdsourcing to find and follow stories
Getting on top of user-generated content
The ins and outs of copyright and ethics
Building your brand and making money
The new economy of journalism and how to get ahead.
More than a simple 'how-to' guide, this book takes you to the next level with its integration of theory and practice. It is a one-stop guide for students and practitioners of journalism.
Megan Knight is Senior Lecturer in International Journalism at University of Central Lancashire. Clare Cook is Senior Lecturer in Print and Online Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire.
Introduction: Networked Journalism PART ONE: THE NETWORKED JOURNALISTS' TOOLKIT Finding the Story Producing Content in a Social Landscape Data Journalism and Crowdsourcing Distributing the Story PART TWO: THE NETWORKED ECOLOGY Citizen Journalism and the Public Sphere Collaborative Journalism and User-Generated Content PART THREE: THE NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Ethics and the Code of Conduct Truth and Verification Journalism and the Law PART FOUR: THE NEW ECONOMICS OF JOURNALISM Freelancing and Building Your Brand Becoming a Media Entrepreneur The Business of Networked Journalism Conclusion: News in a New Media Ecology