It will be my sixth year as an adjunct professor and I've connected with some great young talent and fine colleagues in the team-teaching Integrated Journalism (iJournalism) program.
This is, despite what some might think, an extraordinary time to move into journalism, partly because the technological support for story-telling has never been better. Even if some organizations are in restraint mode, opportunities abound for those with the new skills. Talent emerges, no matter the economic context, because there is a demand for journalism.
With the new journalist in mind, here is a resource to recommend: One of the most sound guides for the new and old alike comes from Mindy McAdams at University of Florida. Her Reporter's Guide to Multimedia Proficiency involves 15 assembled blog posts on a variety of skills she identifies as core competencies in the digital age.
Among the topics: consuming quality, recording, blogging, photography, video, editing, SoundSlides, multimedia story-telling and publishing. McAdams is a veteran professor and this thoughtful package reflects her experience.