March 12, 2007

Most Important Skills for Online Journalists

News judgment 78
Grammar and style 70
Headline writing 46
Story combining 38
Caption writing 38
Reporting and writing 36
Photo editing 28
Audio prod- uction 19
Video production 17

The survey of 239 professional members of the ONA, the largest
organization of people who work in online journalism, found that more
online managers valued content-related skills like copyediting than
technology ones like producing audio and video.