Multimedia Muse treats visual stories in a way that makes good sense to me. This is a “show me” site, not a bang-bang-bang headlines site. This is a buffet spread out for you when you have 15 or 20 minutes to spare. Make it your lunch date today or tomorrow, and feast on some fine [...]
Van Mon: A Forgotten Existence is a multimedia story reported and produced by Ehrin Macksey. I met Ehrin when he visited Florida last year; he lives in Hanoi, Vietnam, and makes his living there as a photographer and multimedia trainer. When I visited Vietnam in June, he was just trying out his new video camera, [...]
There’s more to this brave new world of journalism than technology skills. Business sense will play a large role in the rest of your career, whether you are a journalism student or a seasoned veteran. If journalism students graduate without an understanding of how editorial, business, and technology work together, “you have not prepared them [...]
I get excited when my RSS reader tells me Colin Mulvany, of The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington, has put up a new blog post. Colin has taught me a lot about visual storytelling through his online work and his blogs. This new post is particularly good, because he tackles the quality vs. quantity debate [...]
USA Today video journalist Garrett Hubbard will answer questions about visual storytelling in a live chat at 3:45 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 25, on Chrys Wu’s blog, Ricochet. I wrote about Hubbard’s outstanding video work last week.
The best first step for a print reporter toward multimedia is audio. You already know how to conduct an interview, so you’re more than halfway there. Now all you need is some decent audio gathering gear and Audacity, a free audio editor that works on both Windows and Macs. All the information you need is [...]
I updated my blogroll this morning. It needed some culling, as some blogs I used to read are no longer being updated. I added a few new ones too. Not necessarily new blogs, but new to my list. Yesterday I got a question from an audience of journalists: How can we find these blogs about [...]