Findings: BBC customization, and Knight job

Via ReadWriteWeb: The BBC is testing a customizable version of its home page. You can move things around and add and delete certain types of news.

Also, the Knight Foundation is looking for an online community manager.

Published in: on December 19, 2007 at 2:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Youngsters — Go for the O

Earlier, I noted how journalists’ jobs┬ácan be┬áthreatened by automation and lower-cost labor overseas.

How much this will continue, I have no idea.

But one way to protect ourselves is to be at least competent in activities that can only be done where the news is happening — such as shooting the photos or video and taping the audio.

Published in: on October 7, 2007 at 8:38 am  Leave a Comment  
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Threats or opportunities

Challenge 1: The Internet and niche media — ’nuff said.

Challenge 2: Journalism jobs going overseas. See here and here. [NOTE: Deleted dead link to Craiglsits ad; March 27, 2009.]

Challenge 3: Automation.

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Published in: on September 26, 2007 at 9:46 am  Comments (1)  
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