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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 […]

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. […]

10 Rules for Visual Storytelling

For some people, “visual storytelling” means photographs. For others, it means film or video. An epic movie such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy may spring to mind — and few would disagree with that as a fine example of visual storytelling. In journalism writing classes, students learn: “Show, don’t tell.” When we provide […]

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 […]

Looking at jQuery for visual journalism

With all this talk about the so-called death of Adobe Flash, the future of HTML5, etc., I thought I should take a closer look at jQuery. This post is intended to give you an overview and help you decide whether you too should take a closer look. My first thought is that if you have […]

Ideas for journalism educators

I gave a couple of presentations to U.S. journalism educators in St. Petersburg, Florida, yesterday and today. For each presentation I made a page of links to resources, examples, etc. The PowerPoint for each presentation is also online. Blogs and Journalism This presentation surveys the ways in which professional journalists are using blogs to enhance […]

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 […]