Elana Zak, social media editor, oversees STAT's social media and digital engagement efforts. She previously was a social media editor at The Wall Street Journal and a writer at Muck Rack and Boston University School of Public Health. She is on the board of the New York City chapter of the Online ...
Move over, the AP Stylebook. A new handbook is in town and there’s a good chance it will become a newsroom must-have. The Data Journalism Handbook launched this past weekend at the School of Data Journalism, based at the 2012 International Journalism Festival in Perugia. It is a one stop shop for reporters interested in learning about data journalism and includes a free, open sourced web version so anyone can access it.
This week, the guest curator for "The Big Idea" is Dinesh Paliwal. Occupation: President and CEO, Harman Paliwal joined Harman International Industries, a U.S. company that develops connected car systems and audio products, in 2007. In November, Samsung announced plans to acquire Harman for $8 billion. The deal was finalized in March 2017. Prior to joining Harman, Paliwal spent 22 years with power and robotics firm ABB (ABB).
Last week, the Business Insider ran a post disparaging the values of a journalism degree. In " Degrees Are Useless And Other Tips For Aspiring Journalists," author Jean Prentice writes, "anyone who has graduated from journalism school and gone on to work in the industry can tell you that a degree in journalism is useless."