How To Be A DIY Journalist Part 3 – Show Me Your Press Pass, Ma’am

So we took a bit of an unexpected hiatus in our plan to publish a weekly installment. Short story, I had to make some money and that means running around Los Angeles with a microphone and recording device of some sort, asking lots of questions and wishing I were taking the bus instead of driving…

How To Be A DIY Journalist Part 2: Equipment

Welcome to Part 2 of our special series on how to be a DIY Journalist! Last week we got a little cerebral, but today we get hands on. Can You See Me Now? Last week I mentioned you should have a smartphone. Let’s get a little more into that. You can no longer get by…

How To Be A DIY Journalist Part 1: The Essentials

Welcome to our new series, How To Be a DIY Journalist. This series is inspired by my recent workshop at the Los Angeles Media Summit, where I spoke about how I covered the Occupy Los Angeles encampment at City Hall (also known as Solidarity Park). The Basics The most important quality of a journalist is…