Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency

Many, many people asked me to create a single PDF version of all 15 posts in my RGMP series on this blog. It’s done.

Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency (PDF; 536 KB)

This 42-page document is fully linked and usable online in most Web browsers, or in Adobe Reader, or in Preview on the Mac OS. In other words, you don’t need to print it. But if that’s what you want, go right ahead.

If you’re viewing the RGMP in Adobe Reader (free for Windows and Mac), you can click around in the expanded table of contents if you open the Bookmarks navigation pane (below, seen at left): View menu > Navigation Panels > Bookmarks

On the Mac, if you’re viewing the RGMP in Preview, you can click around in the expanded table of contents if you open the Sidebar panel (below, seen at right): View menu > Sidebar

The entire document is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. That means you are free to share, distribute, reuse and even remix it, but only if you fulfill the stated conditions in the license.

Attribution: You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Here is the manner specified: Keep my name, Mindy McAdams, on any version or part of the work you copy, share, use, etc., and ALSO include the URL of my home page:

Noncommercial: You may not use this work for commercial purposes. You cannot sell it or include it in something you are selling. If you are presenting a face-to-face workshop and getting paid to do so, you may use this document IF you attribute (as explained above) AND share alike (see below).

Share Alike: If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one. THIS INCLUDES translations into other languages. If you translate this document or any part of it, you must attach the same license to your translation and make it available online without charge.

Please leave a comment here if you’re going to distribute it in your newsroom or use it with your students. I’d love to know!


Update (Nov. 11, 2012): See all links to translations here.

Languages available: Chinese, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

If you create a translation, please let me know!

83 Comments on “Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency

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  2. @Veasey – Thanks! The Web server was down and the server admin didn’t realize it because it was a weekend. It’s fixed now.

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  6. I’m training undergrads on online journalism, at Concordia U. in Montreal, and provided them with the guide. Many thanks for this!



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  8. Great stuff, Mindy. Thanks for sharing this. I’ll post something on Fauna Corporation and link back to you / the PDF.

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  11. Terrific resource that I will be sharing with my journalism students at Mercer University this Spring Semester. Thanks.

  12. Hey Mindy,

    I enjoyed your company at Poyter’s first Multimedia Workshop for Journalists in 2008. Will be providing this guide to my broadcast news class this coming semester. Happy New Year.

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  17. Mindy: Here it is nearly one year after my original comment and I’m still so grateful for your generosity in sharing your talent and knowledge with all of us. If only my students had you as their professor… All the best.

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  19. Thank you for this wonderfull guide. I am going to study it. I am sure it will be very helpfull.
    From Portugal and East Timor,
    Maria Barreto

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  23. I was trained as a teacher, not a journalist, but since my first year, 15 years ago, I’ve been saddled with a journalism class. I eventually figured it out, but these last few years, I’ve come to realize that journalism is changing every day in ways that are hard to define, and even harder to describe to secondary students in a introductory class. Thank you for your site, and thank you for this resource.

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