Journalists everywhere need to quit whining and go into action. Howard Owens has issued a challenge for all your non-networked friends — you know, the ones who never read any blogs except Romenesko or Shop Talk. The ones who don’t know how to work their digital cameras — or worse, don’t even own one. Yeah, [...]
Stunning on-the-scene photos and a voiceover narration by photojournalist John Moore: The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto (The New York Times) I will venture to say that this collection of images — an audio slideshow without natural sound — is better than video. I also note the inclusion of several photos that are completely out of [...]
So I’m studying a few feature-length documentaries and reading the book Documentary Storytelling, 2nd edition, by Sheila Curran Bernard. Some thoughts: 1. We can learn a lot from Errol Morris. I watched The Fog of War for the first time and found it fascinating, amazing, a great example of compelling storytelling. At the same time, [...]
What makes good journalistic video for the Web? Is there a formula? As I prepare to teach journalism students how to shoot and edit video for online, I’m searching out examples that we can discuss and learn from. Lucky for me, Angela Grant posted a very useful list of links to 15 examples of online [...]
New U.S. graduates with a bachelor’s degree in journalism or mass communication had a median annual salary of $30,000, according to a survey of spring 2006 graduates. New graduates with a master’s degree in journalism or mass communication had a median annual salary of $38,000. Jobs held by all these graduates included those in public [...]
This baby is amazing. More photos of my new XO laptop are now on Flickr. Previous post about the One Laptop Per Child program here. Buy two, give one, and you get a $200 tax deduction (U.S. residents).
It’s high time I sent some blog love to Lucas Grindley, a journalist at HeraldTribune.com in Sarasota, Florida. He compiled a list in April 2007 of “businesses newspapers should buy” — and lo and behold, the buying has begun! First Jupitermedia bought MediaBistro (July 2007). Then News Corp. bought Beliefnet (announced Dec. 5), a site [...]