So you want to be a journalist? First, you’ll need to learn the most fundamental skills of the craft: writing, editing, reporting and interviewing. We’ve compiled our resources, tip sheets and guides into the Journalism 101 toolkit to give IJNet readers a one-stop shop for these skills. Whether you’d like to improve your headline writing or you want to be a better interviewer, the Journalism 101 toolkit will help you hone your skills as an emerging journalist.
In the 21st-century journalism world, multimedia skills are more important than ever. Having the ability to take quality photos, shoot video on your mobile phone and tailor your reporting to the digital space can make your work stand out from the crowd. And these skills won’t just make your resume more attractive to employers — they’ll make your storytelling more compelling and engaging for your audiences. We asked multimedia experts from across the globe to share their knowledge for the IJNet multimedia journalism toolkit.