Journalists in today’s job market need to display their multimedia reporting abilities through their resume and clips. Static paper is not the only or the best way to do this.
Those entering the job market should have a paper resume and a digital portfolio.
Not sure what one of these sites might entail?
Here is a site from one of my former students that impressed me. Please note that I did not help him create the site. He did the work on his own.
Here is another site for one of my former students. Again, the work was done independently.
For more examples, take a look at some of these amazing personal portfolios:
I also recommend reading Create a top-notch journalist portfolio website for advice on things to consider when building your site and Essential Elements that Every Good Online Portfolio Needs.
To help with the site-building process, here is a bare-bones explanation of how to build a site on WordPress. Here is another such explanation with examples and a step-by-step blog guide. You also could build your site in Blogger, but I do recommend that you have your own domain name without the “wordpress” or “blogspot” extension. It looks much more professional.
I guess I know what I’m doing this summer!
What about you? Do you have an online portfolio? If so, please share the link below.