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What journalism students need to learn now

Is blogging still relevant to journalism? This is one of the questions Mark Briggs is considering as he begins work on the third edition of his popular textbook Journalism Next. In his blog post, he listed the following chapters: How the web works Blogging for better journalism Crowd-powered collaboration Microblogging and social media Going mobile Visual […]

Now in Portuguese and Chinese: Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency

A new translation of this guide is now available, thanks to the efforts of Alessandra de Falco, a journalism professor at Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei in Brazil. She uses the guide in her classes. Em Português: Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency (PDF; 1 MB) Also, I neglected to post earlier about a new […]

Recording phone interviews: A solution that works

Our graduate student E. K. Sommer recently asked for advice on how to record phone interviews, so I pointed her toward an old (but still very popular) post on this blog: Recording phone calls: For reporters. Sommer, however, found a better solution, and she agreed that I could share it here. She tried about four […]

Audio slideshows by journalism students

Sometimes it’s a challenge to find appropriate examples to show to students. Of course we professors love to show them work by top multimedia journalists — but that can be intimidating. Seeing good work by other students can inspire undergraduates to step up and do better. All of these audio slideshows were produced by students. […]

Tune up your skills this summer

Looking over my Google Analytics data today, I found that these are some of the most-visited pages on this blog: How to shoot video interviews Why does anyone major in journalism? A few words about digital audio recorders Recording phone calls: For reporters Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency 10 useful resources about data […]

Best advice for Soundslides

I was asking around recently, among my friends at other j-schools who teach photojournalism. Yes, they are still teaching Soundslides. The No. 1 reason is almost unanimous: It’s a great transition from making stills to making video. I think it also helps — a lot — with teaching storytelling. Right now I’m in the midst […]

Top Teaching Online Journalism posts: Past 6 months

According to Google Analytics, this is what you’ve been reading here (from Dec. 1, 2009, up to today): 21 examples of Flash journalism A few words about digital audio recorders Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency Recording phone calls: For reporters Why does anyone major in journalism? What you should know about HTML5 today […]