About the Book
Journalism has changed: multi-platform, networked, and always on, the modern journalist is expected to be able to write for multiple media across numerous platforms, while collaborating with communities (we used to call them audiences).
The investigation team explained in this mini ebook is all about adapting to that change - and challenging everything you thought you knew.
Originally written for undergraduate journalism students at Birmingham City University, the five roles in the team are designed to develop a particular aspect of newsgathering and production, from multimedia to community management; data journalism to content curation. These will help you to move beyond the 'news reports' you may be used to producing, and develop a range of new skills for a multiplatform age. Along the way you'll be creating something unique to stand out from the crowd of other aspiring journalists.
About the Author
Paul Bradshaw runs the MA in Data Journalism and the MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism at Birmingham City University, where he is an associate professor. He publishes the Online Journalism Blog, and is the founder of investigative journalism website HelpMeInvestigate. He has written for the Guardian and Telegraph’s data blogs, journalism.co.uk, Press Gazette, InPublishing, Nieman Reports and the Poynter Institute in the US. Formerly Visiting Professor at City University’s School of Journalism in London, He is the author of the Online Journalism Handbook, now in its second edition, and of Magazine Editing (3rd Edition) with John Morrish. Other books which Bradshaw has contributed to include Investigative Journalism (second edition), Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship; and Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives.
His books on Leanpub include Scraping for Journalists, Finding Stories in Spreadsheets, the Data Journalism Heist, Snapchat for Journalists, and 8000 Holes: How the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Lost its Way.
Bradshaw has been listed in Journalism.co.uk’s list of the leading innovators in journalism and media and Poynter’s most influential people in social media. In 2010, he was shortlisted for Multimedia Publisher of the Year. In 2016 he was part of a team that won the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards.
In addition to teaching and writing, Paul acts as a consultant and trainer to a number of organisations on social media and data journalism. You can find him on Twitter @paulbradshaw