How journalists can develop digital skills, be more innovative online

In this week’s career chat, Miranda Mulligan, the new executive director of the Knight News Innovation Lab at Northwestern University, talked about emerging careers for journalists. Mulligan, who just started her new job this week, previously worked as digital design director at, and was a multimedia presentation artist and a news graphic artist.

Miranda Mulligan

During the chat, Mulligan talked about how journalists can develop digital storytelling skills and be more innovative online. She also shared several resources for journalists who want to develop programming skills and launch their own sites.

You can replay the chat here:

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  • Dinesh Singh Rawat

    I am fully agree with writer that journalists should try to explore internet as per their needs

  • Chu Minh Thắng
  • miranda mulligan

    I _should_ provided some context with that glib remark about Flash. Its not that I think there is anything wrong with Flash. My problem with Flash is in the way that it was taught to journalists… AND that some people use this animation tool as the only one necessary for making the internet. Flash was taught as a means to an end, not as “just the beginning.” So long as long as it is taught from the perspective of “learning how to learn” then there is nothing wrong with Flash. Its not going away, yet.