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How The Washington Post built — and will be building on — its “Knowledge Map” feature
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March 19, 2012, 6:20 p.m.
LINK: journalism.utexas.edu  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   March 19, 2012

Launching this fall, it’ll aim at building reporting skills distinct from platform skills.

So what does this mean for our students? It means you’ll be learning multimedia skills, producing your own websites and creating your own digital portfolio from the day you enter the school…We’re eliminating the old walls between print, magazine, photojournalism, multimedia and broadcast, and we’ll be emphasizing good writing and critical thinking from Day One.

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