What would you recommend to a young journalist who is starting his career today?
- To start it today, not tomorrow.
- Not to wait to be employed by someone else.
- You have to build your own assets – a URL; a community of users; a network of contacts and contributors – because your ability to report is just one asset.
- And I’d recommend focusing on multimedia skills, data literacy and community management experience – because those are the growth areas of employment and also, I’d argue, where the commercial future of publishing online most likely lies.
Estudiantes de periodismo, tomen nota: hay que empezar hoy, no mañana.
En Escacc hemos entrevistado a Paul Bradshaw (‘Un mur de pagament sense invertir en distribució ni en contingut propi no és una estratègia viable’).