Introducing the Modern Journalist Toolkit
Welcome to the Modern Journalist Toolkit, an ongoing series that looks at new approaches and methods to support reporting and writing. Expect to see a fair amount of technology—some of the most frequent questions I get are about what apps and tools I use—but also new attitudes and strategies that make sense in the 21st century.
Initial topics will include online portfolios; making calls and recording interviews; and integrating new visuals into pitches and online stories. As a freelancer working overseas, these will both be recurrent themes, but much of the content will also be appropriate for staff journalists and/or writers working in their home country. Guest experts, videos, and cheat sheets to accompany the text will be part of the mix too.
Check back here for an updated list of topics, and of course drop me a line if you have a question/suggestion for a future MJT post.