Review of Online Journalism Blog

The Online Journalism Blog is a great source of information and a fantastic tool for all journalists – from the student to the expert.

I have to say that the site is not especially pleasing to the eye and it isn’t the most usable blog in the world. The

Image from ybf.co.uk

layout is a bit all-over-the-place, which can make it hard to find what you want sometimes. These superficial facts aside, once you get the hang of the design, the site is fairly easy to manoeuvre.

For me, content is much more important than how something looks, but I know this isn’t the case for everyone. I’m sure there are other, more attractive-looking, online resources/blogs for journalists, but I urge you (if journalism interests you) to have a read of a few pieces from this blog.

One good thing about the design is that it doesn’t force whole articles on you. For each post a short section from the beginning is shown, if you enjoy what you read you can choose to click through and read the rest, if not you can move on. Making it very easy to scan for little snippets from each piece, this is great if you’re looking for something very specific or if you just want a quick scroll.

Image from journalism.co.uk

The range of topics is huge – from teaching ideas and tips on improving skills to news updates and job opportunities. There are some particularly good posts on multimedia journalism and data-reading skills.

These are some of my favourite posts: Should you ‘brand’ a hashtag? and All the news that’s fit to scrape

I hope you have a read and find something that helps/interests you.

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