Getting Ready for the Future: Introduction to Digital Audio and Photo

Mark Briggs breaks modern news reporting down to the basics

Journalism 2.0 is a book for “old” journos who want to get their foot in the door of the digital world, but also for youngsters (like me), who are growing up in the digital age and want to use these tools on their way into the professional world. He introduces his readers to new forms of news gathering as well as producing.

In Chapter 7, he focuses on Digital Audio and podcasts, giving an introduction into the variety of recorders and editing programs. He also gives general hints on what you might want to avoid when recording or how you get most out of your recording.

Know your digital equipment to get the story out as fast as possible! ©pc britz

Know your digital equipment to get the story out as fast as possible! ©pc britz


In Chapter 8, Briggs introduces Digital Photography and photo management. As a photographer, this chapter feels inadequate to me. On the other hand, all the other chapters are equally short, which makes me question how much I am missing on the blogging and audio (or video, Chapter 9). This is a reminder that the book is just an introduction to all these fields.

One thing I take away from Chapter 8: Gimp is a free online program supposed to work like PhotoShop. I will have to check that out.

  1. April 22nd, 2009

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