Ten things every journalist should know in 2009

The news business is always changing and while some tech fads vanish as quickly as they appeared, others have staying power and become standard tools of the trade.

John Thompson, editor and publisher of journalism.co.uk has compiled his list of Ten things every journalist should know in 2009. A few items on the list are tech tools, such as RSS readers and Twitter, while others are Thompson’s must-know ideas about journalism.

Here’s a couple of examples:

  • How to use RSS feeds to gather news and manage them using filtering techniques (basic or advanced)
  • That churnalism is much easier to spot online. If you do this regularly, your readers are already on to you – merely re-writing press releases without bringing anything to the table no longer cuts it
  • Google is your friend. But if you are not using advanced search techniques, you really have no idea what it is capable of

Check out Thompson’s post for the full list.