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Visual storytelling tips

I just found this excellent 24-slide tutorial on Slideshare. It’s really about how to think about telling a story with pictures, so the title “Storyboarding” is misleading. But there’s some nice stuff in it, especially if you’re teaching audio slideshows to journalism students. The presentation comes from Vadim Isakov, who teaches taught journalism at Ithaca […]

Discuss what journalism students should learn

Poynter intends to host a live chat tomorrow (Monday, March 23) titled “What Do College Journalism Students Need to Learn?” You should be able to see an archive of the chat after it’s complete. URL: http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=160355 Date: Monday 23 March 2009 Time: 1 p.m. EDT (GMT -4:00) I hope it’s not just a rehash of […]

Flash training materials and new examples

I ran a workshop for journalists yesterday in Tampa, Florida, as part of an event hosted by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors (FSNE) and the Florida Press Association (FPA). The workshop began at 10:30 a.m. and lasted until 4 p.m. Since I was called in at the last minute, I did not prepare a […]

RGMP 11: Tell a good story with images and sound

(Updated Thursday, March 19, 10 a.m.) I was going to title this “Produce a feature story with Soundslides, using an interview and natural sound,” but that seemed a tad too long. Besides, it doesn’t necessarily require the Soundslides application (although I am going to frame this in terms of a slideshow, rather than video). Chuck […]

1,000 followers on Twitter

Today is the day I reached the 1,000 milestone — I’m not sure how important this is, really, but it did give me a small thrill. (Very small.) If you want to jump on the bandwagon, I am macloo on Twitter. A fine young journalist named Chris Deary was No. 1,000. If you’re still skeptical […]

Feedback sought on RGMP

I need to take a break from blogging for about a week while I go off and run some journalism training. In the meantime, I would really appreciate it — a lot! — if some of you could give me some feedback about this series, “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” Is it good for you? […]

RGMP 10: Learn to use Soundslides

This is the 10th post in a series titled “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” In the ninth post, I explained how to think about managing the photos you add to your blog posts, including the advantages of photo-sharing sites such as Flickr. I also discussed copyright concerns that every blogger should be aware of. In […]