The Skills You Will Need

Like all media professions, the most fundamental skills required for new media journalists are good reporting, writing and editing. The "new" journalist must also understand the capabilities and aesthetics of new media. In other words, he or she has to be able to think in unconventional ways for non-linear communication.

Specific Requirements:

The following is a sample of requirements and preferred skills that were published by new media employers as gathered in 1996 in Pavlik's report:
Jobs in new media journalism are generally better paid compared to traditional news organizations, according to Pavlik. Many postings indicate that salaries typically begin in the mid-$30,000's to $40,000's in the larger markets.

For more information about Pavlik and his work with the Center for New Media at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism visit the center's site.

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