Journalists need to adapt to the changing habits of news consumers. Social media, as one example, shows that it can be tricky for a digital journalist to keep up with the latest trends.
For the digital journalist embarking on a career, it can leave them wondering what is next for them. To help, H R Venkatesh, founder of NetaData, provides five "no nonsense" career strategies on IJNet.
He warns not to get comfortable in a simple role, given how companies are continually automating more and more basic processes.
"So how long should you stick to your ‘easy’ job? As long as you feel you’re learning something, it’s probably okay. The moment you’ve stopped being challenged, start looking for other options," he writes.