Hey, Teacher, Don't Leave Those Journo Kids Alone

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Martin Stabe has some good advice for journalism schools:

Journalism schools need to teach their students that blogs are internet publications like any other. They are public on the internet and can be read by anyone in the world with an internet connection. They are subject to the same media law as any other publication, including libel and fair dealing in copyright.

Funnily enough, the first hurdle I have to get over with teaching journalists to blog is getting over the “online diary/rant” stereotype and getting them to see it as another publishing medium. Sure, it has its own, particular characteristics, but the range of things you can do with blogs is much bigger than most people think.


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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.