Thursday, March 10, 2011

Journalism manuals

There's probably a better compilation out there, but recently I've run across these -

Of the 3, the last seemed most worthwhile; but all are helpful.

7 comments:

Don Pelton said...

Then there's FAIR (Fairness And Accuracy in Reporting ... http://www.fair.org/index.php), just to keep things confusing.

ijish said...

The FAIR manual looks like it might be really useful. I think I should study it more closely, and see if I can get any ideas for further investigating SwiftHack.

The KPOV handbook focuses too much on format, methinks.

-- frank

Anna Haynes said...

Don, I had a feeling a FAIR was missing; thanks.

And yes frank, I was impressed with the IJ manual ( tinyurl.com/ijafrica )

As for the other one, hey, if it's got stuff I don't know but need to, that's enough...
(since I'd like to get back into the radio station, after wrapping up a few more online things)
Haven't read it yet though.

Anna Haynes said...

> "...since I'd like to get back into the radio station..."

Or not; I kind of got brushed off, when I inquired again.
(& considering the quality of my gift of gab, this may not be entirely a bad thing)

Anna Haynes said...

Another good radio interview resource: Interview & Live Broadcast Tips

...and, for the record: I'd made the previous comment ("...gift of gab...") before discovering the magic of audio editing.
:-)

Anna Haynes said...

While I see there's a cit-j handbook - (*book*, "on behalf of the Colorado-based National Association of Citizen Journalists (NACJ.us)"), I didn't see a sample chapter and didn't find the site's tone promising.
(... why a *book*? if the info is good, a foundation should pay to make it available online.)

CitJ instructions&pointers are provided in video format at YouTube's Reporters Center; it's supremely frustrating though, since video's so inefficient, plus some %^&* videos bait&switch; I want to be able to skim the info, yet YouTube's not set up to allow people to effectively contribute notes&transcripts for others to easily find&read. Grrr. Did we really invent the web in order to go back to watching television?
#venting

Anna Haynes said...

p.s. to previous comment, links to an early excerpt of the handbook, and to its TOC.