Is digital journalism still really about writing?

Reuters blogger Felix Salmon has an interesting take on Digital Journalism. He says

Digital journalism isn’t really about writing, any more — not in the manner that freelance print journalists understand it, anyway. Instead, it’s more about reading, and aggregating, and working in teams; doing all the work that used to happen in old print-magazine offices, but doing it on a vastly compressed timescale.

Graham Holliday, a social media trainer and consultant, says the same thing: freelance journalists in the digital age have to get used to more than just reporting and writing good stories. Graham says that skills like curation have become vital.

Digital is not the new Print. It’s about a whole lot more that is still not very well understood. And it’s new. Totally new.

Read more about Felix Salmon’s take on Digital Journalism at this LINK

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