What are the top three skills you think journalists need to get a job now?
Traditional skills dominated the list. A strong foundation on the basics like writing,
reporting, ethics, news judgement… and a few mentioned AP Style.
"Don't think your social media expertise or wildly-popular Hipstamatic photos willget you anywhere; AP style, strong English as both a writer and editor, researchand fact-checking skills, and news judgment will make you stand out (you'd besurprised how many people doze through reporting 101 and 202 in favor of theirmultimedia courses, or what-have-you)," said one participant.But of course, a close second is having basic technical knowledge. Know the tech,but more importantly know how to use it to tell a good story.Attitude and work ethic is a quality that stands out."Everyone is doing more with less these days, you'll be expected to work hard andfast and to do so with little hand-holding. You need to show a positive,enterprising, tenacious and competitive attitude."