A basic primer about new digital media tools and practices

If you feel as though you have fallen behind and need to catch up quickly on all the new tools and practices being used by journalists online these days, you may find this introductory guide useful. It may also help those students who are not on the cutting edge and feel intimidated by those who are. The book, Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive, is written by Mark Briggs, Assistant Managing Editor for Interactive News at The News Tribune. It covers new reporting methods such as crowdsourcing, new tools such as tags and social bookmarking, and new practices such as audio and video reporting for print journalists. The guide is available for download online as a PDF at the link below or for purchase from The Institute for Interactive Journalism at the same link.