Online journalism job skills at a glance


Eric Ulken, who works for LA Times online, wanted to create a visual reference for the types of skills that were most frequently demanded in help-wanted listings. The image above is from his blog entry which I noticed on Amy Gahran’s roundup for the Poynter Institute.

This representation reminds me of a similar survey that I blogged about last year. Here is a taste of that entry:

“. . . being the online news business, aspiring digital journalists need software skills –  such as in HTML and PhotoShop – their print counterparts don’t routinely display, according, The Role of Journalists in Online Newsroms, a survey published in November (2006) by C. Max Magee, a master’s candidate at the Medill School of Journalism. (Find Magee’s original 10-page PDF here).”