Career paths for news nerds. Or lack of them

2018-04-12 17:45:00 2018-04-12 19:00:00 Europe/Rome Career paths for news nerds. Or lack of them #ijf18 Il "giornalismo interattivo" è maturato considerevolmente negli ultimi anni. Ciò implica nuovi scenari e sfide, tra cui la stessa carriera. Questi team, infatti, sono ancora percepiti come estranei sia dai redattori che dalle sezioni più tecnologiche. E ai loro dirigenti appare una novità la loro aspirazione alla carriera e allo sviluppo personale. Le competenze tecniche specialistiche diventano un peso per i giornalisti interattivi che desiderano passare a più posizioni editoriali? In caso affermativo, dovrebbero abbandonare queste abilità conquistate in dataviz, grafica e analisi dei dati o limitare le loro opportunità di carriera? Quali competenze dovremmo insegnare agli studenti di giornalismo (dati), avendo in mente questo conflitto? Gli speaker, provenienti da diversi background, tra redazioni e mondo accademico, discuteranno su come risolvere questi problemi, per i giornalisti interattivi e i loro dirigenti, facendo riferimento allo studio Work and the OpenNews News Nerd survey. Palazzo Sorbello - Perugia

tech & social media | in English (without translation)

  • 17:45 - 19:00   thursday 12/04/2018

Palazzo Sorbello

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Lisa Rost
Datawrapper
Basile Simon
The Times
Martin Stabe
head of interactive news The Financial Times
Nikki Usher
George Washington University

The “interactive journalism” field has matured considerably in the last few years. Which now leads to new questionings and struggles, including career development. These teams remain perceived by both traditional editors and technology departments alike as outsiders. For their managers, such career and personal development aspirations are new.

Are specialist technical skills becoming a burden for interactive journalists wanting to move to more editorial positions? If so, should they abandon these hard-won skills in dataviz, graphics, and data analysis or limit their career opportunities? Which skills should we teach (data) journalism students, having this conflict in mind?

The panelists, coming from different backgrounds, newsrooms and academia, will discuss ways of understanding these issues, for interactive journalists and their managers, and draw on the lessons from the SRCCON: Work and the OpenNews News Nerd survey.

One lead is to look at the relationship between these teams: whether they are seen as true partners, or simply service desks to others. Some interesting career choices are also emerging, such as the move to audience engagement and product-oriented roles.











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