På Mindy McAdams' blog opdagede jeg indlægget 'New York Times seeks multimedia journalism interns. Mindy faldt over et opslag, hvor The New York Times efterspørger praktikanter med følgende egenskaber:
- Motion Design Storyteller: working knowledge of AfterEffects and Photoshop in producing motiongraphics. Final Cut a plus. We are looking for someone to help grow the motion design side of storytelling. So applicant must have a strong sense of timing and narrative and have the ability to implement a variety of creative styles.
- Interactive Flash Journalist: Advanced programming knowledge and experience in Flash and ActionScript 3. Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus.
Det er altså serious stuff at kræve at folk, der skal være med til at præge nyhedsstrømmen:
The program is intended to further develop the skills that would enable the intern to become a producer at NYTimes.com. Training on-site is essential in order to get a sense for what it is like to work in the newsroom. When a news story breaks, the intern will experience first hand how news judgments are made and how the plans for covering a story take shape.
Lad os håbe, at nogle danske newsrooms følger The New York Times' eksempel.