So, it may seen a little arrogant to assume that our blog can act as a barometer of the journalism industry, but what the heck.
If you look at the five most viewed posts of 2012, it seems reasonable to me to make the following assumptions:
- The fundamentals still matter. The No. 1 post on our site for three years running is Ten tips for writing TV news. No. 5 is How to write a compelling TV news story.
- Video is a ubiquitous story telling tool for journalists now. If you don’t know a little about shooting and editing video stories, get started with our No. 2 ranked Video Editing Tips post.
- Mobile is big and getting bigger. Post No. 3 shows that a smartphone is now just part of the newsgathering toolkit.
- It’s all about the story. Great storytelling will never go out of style as evidenced by No. 4 and NBC’s Bob Dotson is truly one of the great storytellers.
If you’re making resolutions for 2013, consider learning a new skill or re-dedicating yourself to some of the oldies and goodies. Happy New Year from Advancing the Story!