While the classic traits of good journalism such as research, writing, and reporting skills, are still highly valued in the newsroom, previous studies indicate that journalists today are expected to bring a versatile set of skills to their newsrooms.
The digital experience, skills and educational background that journalists bring to their newsrooms at the time of their hiring varies by region. What skills and experience do journalists in your region bring to their newsrooms?
Regularly Used Digital Skills
We surveyed journalists on how frequently they are using 23 digital skills in their day-to-day work. How many of these skills are journalists in your region regularly using?
On-the-job training is essential in the modern newsroom. At the same time, media professionals find it difficult to keep pace with the constantly changing training requirements of the digital age. What types of training are most valued by journalists in your region?
Journalists today have expansive digital options for reporting and sharing stories. Because of these new tools, they are able to collect new data, identify sources, verify information, post and share stories, and track and engage with audiences.
Journalists have a wealth of new resources and tools to access information with relative ease. We asked them to tell us which tools they rely on to gather material for their stories. Find out how popular these information resources are across different regions.
Engaging and Growing Audiences
Interacting with and growing audiences has become a mainstream practice among journalists. In today’s fast-paced and competitive media environment, journalists view audience engagement as critical to establishing a loyal following. So which tools are they using to reach and interact with their audiences?
Information security has become a vital, if often sidelined, requirement of the modern newsroom. While recognizing the importance of securing their communication, journalists may be unaware of the options available or how to use them. How are journalists in your region securing their information?
Audience analytics allow newsrooms to use quantitative data to analyze a wide range of user behaviors to help inform daily decisions and long-term goals. We surveyed newsroom managers and journalists on what kinds of metrics they are using to track audience behavior.
News professionals today have a wealth of metrics available to them. We surveyed them on their use of 21 of these metrics. Find out which ones are the most important to journalists in your region and others.