Learn new media skills ASAP

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Storytelling and reporting are still the heart of sports journalism. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn other skills as well. As I’ve mentioned before, all sports journalists should start a blog to learn new media skills. Shoot, edit and post both video and audio. You might even sign up for Facebook and Twitter.

One more thing: Do not attend a college where you cannot enhance these skills either in the class room or for student media. Basic new media skills are not longer merely a suggestion.

Here are a few recent stories offering more insights into new media skills:

The New Media Journalist

Iconic Video from Tehran Protests Demands New Skills of Journalists

Still questions about revenue, online presence

New media reality check: The skills you really need in the real world

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