It's All Journalism

#26 - Mallary Jean Tenore - Poynter, social media, crowdsourcing

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It's All Journalism

Megan Cloherty, Michael O'Connell and Julia O'Donoghue

Washington, D.C.

Description: It’s All Journalism brings together the experiences of working journalists as they explore this continuously evolving field.

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#26 - Mallary Jean Tenore - Poynter, social media, crowdsourcing

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It’s a scary time for long-time editors and reporters trying to adapt to the changes in the journalism industry.

It’s an equally challenging time for young journalists looking to gain a foothold in a newsroom. What jobs are out there? What skills do they need to have to help them succeed?

“I think that journalists, young journalists in particular, need to be able to strike a balance between traditional journalistic skills like reporting and editing and mix those with more sort of modern day skills that journalists need,” said Mallary Jean Tenore, managing editor at Poynter.org.

“Many of those skills relate to social media and they also relate to programming and thinking about stories in new ways," she said. "So, one of the things to think about is, 'How can you, perhaps, create a new position for yourself? Or create something that hasn't already been created?'"

Tenore spoke to It's All Journalism Producer Michael O'Connell about the challenges facing young journalists, as well as how to better utilize social media.

 

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