It won’t stay in Vegas: Digital Media Handbook, Part 2, is bustin’ out all over

Do want to know how to use social media to build your online brand? How to edit video in Windows Movie Maker or create cool online charts? How to decide what makes the best video story?

Then you need to read SPJ’s Digital Media Handbook, Part 2. It’s out now online and is totally free — brought to you by SPJ’s Digital Media Committee.

This is the sequel to our hugely successful Digital Media Handbook, Part 1, which was published earlier this year and which has received more than 13,000 reads on

We posted Part 2, which includes even more great tips and how-to guides, to the blog fairly quietly during the recent national convention in Las Vegas — and even though all y’all SPJ’ers out there were cramming the TwitterSphere with a round-the-clock full-on, firehose-power stream of #SPJ10 tweets, Part 2 has still gotten more than 900 reads so far.

But now that everyone is back home, the Twitter traffic is less congested and everyone’s hangovers should be over by now, we’re re-launching Part 2.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — everything but the Digital Media Handbook, folks. It’s going nationwide.

It’s entirely free — all we ask is that you share the link with other journalists.

Society of Professional Journalists’ Digital Media Handbook, Part II

But we’re not finished. We’re hoping in the next several months to come out with Part 3, which will be produced — along with the great content on this blog — by our new Digital Media Committee line-up.

Here’s a look at who will be staffing Net Worked in the coming year, with a little bit about them and their contact info:

Jennifer Peebles
Deputy editor Texas Watchdog in Houston; former president of the Middle Tennessee Pro chapter in Nashville.

Vice Chairman
Rebecca Aguilar
Freelance broadcast journalist in Dallas; board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Andrew Chavez
New media specialist at the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

James Craven
Municipal and political reporter for the New Britain (Conn.) Herald, president of SPJ’s Connecticut Pro chapter.

Jamie DeLoma
Adjunct professor of journalism and assistant director of public relations and social media, Quinnipiac University

Jodie Mozdzer
Reporter, Valley Independent Sentinel

James Pilcher
Business projects reporter, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and SPJ Region 4 Director

David Sheets
Sports news editor, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Danielle Cervantes Stephens
Data specialist, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Emily Sweeney
Staff reporter and multimedia journalist at the Boston Globe; former president of the New England Pro Chapter

So, if you have questions, comments, concerns or suggestions — about the digital media handbooks, or about digital media in general — shoot us a note. We’ll be glad to hear from you.

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