Being a journalist has never been easy, but today's journalists are required to know about tools that will enable them to create compelling stories using only their computers and their own skill. Since they are often the only ones who produce a visual story from start to finish. All of that includes shooting video, editing the video, writing the script, adding titles and posting the final product.
Join us for our next #ConnectChat, "Tech Tools for Web Journalists" which will feature Robert Hernandez (@webjournalist), assistant professor of professional practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The chat will take place on Tuesday, June 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Hernandez will provide a wonderful list of multimedia tools to help all journalists enhance and improve online journalism.
To submit questions for Robert in advance, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet your question to @profnet or @editorev.
We'll try to get to as many questions as we can. Of course, you can also ask your question live during the chat.
To help you keep track of the conversation, we will use the #connectchat hashtag. Please use that hashtag if you are tweeting a question or participating in the chat.
If you can't make it to the chat, don't worry -- a transcript will be provided on ProfNet Connect the next day.
About Robert Hernandez
Robert Hernandez is an assistant professor of professional practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Hernandez has been working in Web journalism for more than a decade.
Prior to joining USC, he worked at The Seattle Times from 2002 until 2009, where he was promoted from news producer to senior news producer to director of development. He helped shape and execute the vision and strategy for the website and company, leading a team of engineers and designers in research and development focusing on creating innovative tools and applications for both staff and readers, among many other duties.
His previous experience includes: Web designer and consultant for El Salvador's largest daily newspaper site, La Prensa Gráfica; Web producer for San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com; and online editor of Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner.
He is the co-creator of #wjchat, a weekly Web journalism chat held via Twitter. He has served on the board of Blue Earth Alliance and as the online at-large officer on the board of directors for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is a lifetime member of NAHJ, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Online News Association.