The Online Journalism Blog publishes comment, analysis and links covering online journalism and online news, citizen journalism, blogging, vlogging, photoblogging, podcasts, vodcasts, interactive storytelling, publishing, Computer Assisted Reporting, User Generated Content, searching and all things internet.
There is an Online Journalism Blog Facebook Group containing discussion forums and other tools.
The blog had a previous life from 2004-2007 at http://ojournalism.blogspot.com/, where there are still 540 posts (or so) covering the same issues, and a (slightly clunky) search engine to boot. Those posts have since been imported to this blog too, although the old email newsletter subscription box still works for the new blog.
The blog is written by Paul Bradshaw – and now, a team of ‘virtual interns‘.
But it is also written by its community of commenters and linkers. These people include journalists, editors, producers and management at local and national press and broadcasters; it includes academics around the world; it includes journalism students and it includes bloggers and citizen journalists. They live and work in the UK, USA, South Africa, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Portugal, the Philippines, Hungary, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Chile, Austria, Romania, Argentina, France, Germany, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Singapore, Macedonia, Morocco, Sweden, Russia, Greece, Bangladesh, Italy, China, Switzerland, South Korea, Ukraine, Palestine, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, Slovenia, and plenty of other places. They are all part of the conversation.
Paul, if you really want to know, is a Senior Lecturer in Online Journalism and Magazines at
University of Central England in Birmingham Birmingham City University‘s (UK) School of Media, where he is particularly involved in the degrees in Journalism and Web and New Media, as well as the new Masters in Television and Interactive Content. He also works as a freelance journalist. That’s him on the left.
Before becoming a lecturer Paul edited and group edited magazines, and managed news- and feature-driven websites. Since becoming a lecturer Paul has organised the Citizen Journalism 2007 conference, led a team of student journalists blogging the National Union of Journalists’s centenary AGM, spoken about Blogs and Journalism at the 8th Vienna Globalisation Symposium, looked at the future of newspapers for Trinity Mirror Midlands’ Digital Strategy Meeting, presented a paper on Wiki Journalism at the Future of Newspapers conference, and led a track on citizen journalism at the first European Bloggers (Un)conference. In addition to the Online Journalism Blog he has also written blogs on web and new media, interactive PR, and television and interactive content. Paul has contributed to a number of books about both the internet and online journalism specifically. He is currently writing a book on online journalism skills and contributing chapters to others.
The OJB logo was designed by Adam Stewart, at the time of writing a first year student on the BA (Hons) Media and Communication (Web and New Media).