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Briggs Chapter 1: We Are All Web Workers Now

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Briggs, COMM 361, RyckiRobertson

Briggs uses this chapter to explain how the first step to being an online journalist is understanding how to create a web page. Throughout the chapter Briggs breaks down the basics to understanding how the internet works and how as a journalist it is easy to customize the internet to whatever you need.

One of the main uses of the internet that Briggs stresses is using RSS feeds. In order to be a good journalist a reporter must know how to be a reader and having a RSS feed is a good way to stay informed in the topics you’re personally interested in.

Another important aspect to using the internet as a journalist is being ability to create and update your own website. A reporter can be even more value if they can not only write but also maintain their web page.
The YouTube video above is tutorial of basic HTML coding. Though there are more advanced techniques, knowing the basics is always a good starting place.

The most important thing to realize is being a online journalist can mean whatever the reporter wants it to mean. There are many possibilities, the reporter just has to be willing to always learn.


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