The reading list: Week 1
August 29, 2010 2 Comments
Each week we will post a selection of articles that we have found interesting over the past seven days.
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Mallary Jean Tenore writes about how Technology Is Renewing Attention to Long-form Journalism – she notes that
For as much as technology can distract us from long-form journalism, though, it can also be a gateway into it.
She also introduces the reader to great tools like Instapaper, which gives you a ‘Read Later’ bookmark to note articles that you might want to come back to.
The Telegraph looks at how the availability of new sets of data has had an enormous impact on our lives in 10 ways data is changing how we live.
For all those student editors out there Ed Walker has written his how to guide. It highlights the strengths a student editor needs and points out the common pitfalls to be avoided (NB: although don’t forget to make your own mistakes – they are more important than you will ever know!).
There is also news of Paul Lewis’ U-turn here, the award winning reporter had been due to leave for The Times but has supposedly had a change of heart. What is particularly more exciting is the ‘newly-created multimedia special projects team’ that the Guardian is putting together.
Finally there was a great piece by Kevin Anderson on Strange Attractor on choosing what skills to learn – a great point and a great article.