I hate writing numbered list posts (despite the advice from blog experts that people like to read them), but to help get back into the swing of a new semester, here are some links that have come through the RSS reader recently, curated for your enjoyment:
- Eight things your college newsroom needs to change (if it hasn’t already) – Brian Manzullo posts a list of some mindset disruptions that need to occur in college newsrooms. Longtime readers will recognize a number of these from past blog posts (link to outside sources, staff comments, web-first mentality). But it’s always good to see a new generation raising the change flag high. There are some non-web-specific mindsets listed as well. (via Dan Reimold)
- On a related note, John Thompson posits Ten things every journalist should know in 2010 – Again, many are rephrased ideas that have been pounding at the shores of journalism’s fortress for several years now. But I think I’ll be passing this out in classes. (via John Robinson, see below)
- And Judy Sims reminds us of 7 New Years Resolutions News Execs Should be Making in 2010 – All of these are not related to college media, but several of them are, including using the web to become a complete community connection for your school and creating “verticals” (gad, I hate that word). Check them out and ferret out the application for your campus publication/media outlet.
- And, for more of those 2010 predictions, Martin Langeveld proves the capable aggregator and curator with A roundup of media predictions for 2010. My prediction: 2010 will not be like 2009.
- Thoughts about video editing software – Mindy McAdams provides a run-down of some of the video editing software that dominates journalism training. I will say that iMovie ’09 has brought back ease-of-editing to cutaways, which means we may be using it in our newsroom (if not classes) this spring).
- Also video-related, Creating and integrating video in your college newsroom – Lauren Rabaino and William P. Davis at the CoPress Blog have an excellent roundup that does just what the title says. I would add that you would do better to get a higher quality tripod.
- WooHoo! Journalists are no. 184! – Newspaper reporters were ranked 184 out of 200 best and worst jobs of 2010 according to CareerCast.com. Stevadore was the worst. You can view the rest of the carnage here.
- John Robinson on the value of Twitter – Robinson links to David Carr of the New York Times. I will be talking about Twitter and other social media outlets next week at the Canadian University Press Conference in Edmonton (brrr).
- And happy belated blog-birthday to Paul Conley, one of the true iconoclasts of journalism.