Embracing the Future | American Journalism Review ::"’Swiss Army Knife reporters’ are needed"::


“If you’re in [journalism] because you don’t like technology, it’s just not possible anymore,” says Meg Heckman, Web editor of New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor, who uses the “Army Knife” phrase to describe the phenomenon. “You need to know a little bit of everything.”

“I think the skill set is much different,” says Frank Scandale, former editor of the Record in Bergen County, New Jersey. “Right now, if you’re in the game, if you’re not in school, you have to train yourself or seek the training.”

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