This blog was kept from fall 2008 to fall 2009. It was started as a platform to share what I learned during an independent study of online journalism and how it impacts the roles of today’s journalists when I was a student at Whitworth University (Read more in the “About” section). I shared insights as well as provided reading lists to what others were saying on the topic.
The most popular blog post on this site continues to be “The skills you need to be a journalist today,” which lists the skills as well as technical tools journalists are expected to have today according to those in and around the field.
As I transitioned into the profession after graduation, I moved on to other projects, but I have continued to follow online journalism trends. These days you can see what I’m reading on that topic by following me on Twitter or checking out what I share through GoogleReader.
Thank you to all who visited, read and commented on posts during this blog’s lifespan. You were and are much appreciated.
Those of you who follow this blog more regularly may have noticed that I’ve been missing in action for the past month. While I blame this partially on my lack of Internet at my house, the intensity of my job in July and feelings reminiscent of summer vacation, I also wanted to take a break to reevaluate my media habits (Thank you, Jim McPherson).
Here’s what I learned about my media consumption in a month hiatus from blogging: