Many journalism educators and mid-career journalists are anxious these days about the aging state of their skills. They want to know more about audio, video and interactive tools, social networking and managing “citizen journalists”, etc. But there are no weekend spas for such makeovers. In this piece, Steve Buttry, director of tailored programming at the America Press Insitute, offers practical advice for people who want to update their skills on their own. It’s followed by lots of additional advice from other mid-career journalists and trainers, including Bill Dunphy of Toronto’s Metroland newspapers.

Many journalism educators and mid-career journalists are anxious these days about the aging state of their skills. They want to know more about audio, video and interactive tools, social networking and managing “citizen journalists”, etc. But there are no weekend spas for such makeovers. In this piece, Steve Buttry, director of tailored programming at the America Press Insitute, offers practical advice for people who want to update their skills on their own. It’s followed by lots of additional advice from other mid-career journalists and trainers, including Bill Dunphy of Toronto’s Metroland newspapers.

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