Guide to surviving journalism as a high-tech industry

Lisa Williams has written what may be one of the best posts about how to adapt to an increasingly technology-driven journalism world.

Lisa, the Placeblogger founder who has a foot planted in both media and technology worlds, impressed the heck out of me at the ONA conference in Toronto when she illustrated how journalism is becoming a high-tech industry. Now I know you’re thinking right now: “Well, I already know we’re becoming high-tech,  Danny. I’m always looking around for new web tools I can use for our site.”

However, journalism becoming a “high-tech industry” doesn’t simply mean we’re using the latest gizmos and knick-knacks to deliver news. It means we’re experiencing a fundamental change in our values, culture and business practices — changes that are more pervasive than you may initially realize. Check out Lisa’s post for some prescient advice on how to deal with it.

[Lisa Williams: Ten Things Journalists Should Know About Surviving In a High-Tech Industry]

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

3 thoughts on “Guide to surviving journalism as a high-tech industry”

  1. Very interesting article, especially since I did the opposite – went from high-tech to dabbling in journalism during the high-tech lows while dh stayed on the high-tech track. We’re both well-acquainted with the roller coaster ride and the need for flexibility. You have to manage yourself as if you were self-employed, whether you freelance or on staff. We even moved across the country and back in order to keep afloat. What a ride! 🙂

  2. Hey Kathy, thanks for dropping by and sharing your insights. It’s a pretty crazy time in journalism, and everyone’s searching for some solutions. We always hope for the best!

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