One of the main ways a journalist can promote themselves is through a personal website aka digital portfolio. This is so that a client can find out what it is you do, who you are and and view some of your work. For example.
As you can see, Dan has designed his website in a way which is simple and easy to navigate. He has included his work, social medias and photos. By putting a photo in, he comes across as professional. It also shows that he has personality. By making the design simple, it means that a client can navigate the website easily and get a good idea about him professionally. This can also make it easier for a client to make a decision and can attract a client. Also, by showing your work on your website, it shows a sense of pride in your work, which will attract a client as they can see that you believe in you work.
Overall, this is good example of a website as it showcases his work, is easy to navigate, shows personality and contains links to his social media, which is another way a journalist can promote themselves.
First off, What is a CV? A CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a short document which details an individuals unique skills, qualities, experiences and character.
There are several types of CVs, including: Infographic CVs, functional CVs, chronological CVs and combination CVs.
“A chronological CV which is also sometimes known as a performance CV is a effective way of marketing yourself to potential employers because it highlights your career progression and promotions with your most recent job listed first.”
“A functional CV is skills based and is written, focused and places more emphasis on showing your work experience, knowledge and expertise. It is developed and organized by your individual skills rather than your previous job titles or chronology.”
“A combination CV is organised into two parts or pages. The first part of a combination CV is a functional format, which highlights skills and accomplishments.”
An infographic CV uses images and colours to grab an employees attention. An infographic CV is a good way to stand out, especially if being submitted to a company in a creative area or sector.
This is a good example of an infographic CV as it is eye-catching and stands out. It also clearly shows her skills, experience, awards and achievements, and her education. These are things that should be included in a CV. Things that should not be included in a CV are negative things such as poor comments/references from old employees and teachers.
Journalists use social media to promote themselves and other things. A journalist will use a social media account to showcase their work and promote it. Also, they would use social media to publish work and link to other work they have done. They would also use social media for other things as long a they remain family friendly, for example Dan walker has the # of #eggclub which keeps his account active when there is nothing to post, which helps push followers up. Also, it allows for public interaction.
Twitter is important for journalists to use as it is a very good way of sharing articles and there pieces of work whilst engaging with an audience through comments, likes and retweets. This helps a journalist to see the most popular topics and stories which helps a journalist decide which stories to push and report on. This is helpful because it means that a journalist will not publish a story that will not peek the I interest of his readers/ viewers/ listeners