According to Vadim Lavrusik, Community Manager and Social Strategist at Mashable (www.Mashable.com), journalists now need to possess multimedia skills to tell stories through video, text, graphics, audio and photos. You need to be able to do it all, under pressure, the quintessential one-man-band. His article “8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow’s Journalist” details the following characteristics for future journalists.
1. Entrepreneurial and Business Savvy
“You need to be able to do it all, under pressure, the quintessential one-man-band.”
3. Open-minded Experimenter
4. Multimedia Storyteller
5. The Social Journalist and Community Builder
6. Blogger and Curator
8. Fundamental Journalism Skills
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The Broadcast Journalism Course and News Journalism for New Media Course (opening soon for applications) at SA Writers’ College, NZ Writers’ College and UK Writers’ College reflect the changes that journalists need to face. Both courses equip students to be entrepreneurial, multi-skilled and self-sufficient.