Tips from #NUJdigitalskills

Here are 15 great tips from the speakers at the NUJ Digital Journalism Skills workshop I attended on 13 February. There were many more, so if you get the chance to hear any of these guys give a presentation: GO!

Inspired by @documentally – Christian Payne

  • Don’t think ‘digital’, think ‘networked’
  • Own your own stories
  • Camera work: don’t zoom digitally – move closer
  • Video: landscape, landscape, landscape
  • Tweets with images receive 150% more retweets


Inspired by @TimDawsn – Tim Dawson

  • We are all content creators now
  • Writing an ebook can bring in other work
  • Don’t overlook the potential of crowdfunding
  • Short ebooks sell too
  • Don’t forget to get your content properly edited/proofread
    [MT: by an @TheSfEP member, of course]


Inspired by @AwesomeComms – Janet Awe

  • Don’t be shy: ask for LinkedIn recommendations
  • Use
  • Try Pinterest for saving your research, as well as sharing your own work
  • Get organised: use a social media management system (SMMS) e.g. Hootsuite or TweetDeck
  • Need an image? Make your own social graphics using Adobe Post