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First-person narratives in journalism

After I read this story, I had to give some thought to the idea that “we lose something important in the rush toward first-person takes” (Eve Fairbanks). First, the story linked above is “To Siri, With Love: How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.’s With Apple’s Siri,” published in The New York Times on Oct. 17. […]

(Re)defining multimedia journalism

I published a post on Medium.com 11 days ago. The title is (Re)defining multimedia journalism. I thought it would be interesting to publish it there, instead of here, on my own blog, and see what would happen. Medium has this nice graph with options to see how many people viewed my post, or how many […]

Aggregation and curation in journalism

About two months ago, I had to explain the concept and use of aggregation in online journalism to a group of journalists (mostly editors) in Vietnam. I found most of my material in this blog post by Steve Buttry — and in fact, much of what you need to know is in his headline: Link, attribute, […]

Teaching Web video: Everything you need to know now

In non-TV news organizations today, we see mostly one of two choices for video (or both of these):

iPhone (more than any other phone or small device)
DSLR (various models)
All the smaller video cams seem to have fallen out of favor. Only TV and feature-length documentary makers use high-end video cameras.

What does this mean for teaching in j-schools? Some great minds in multimedia journalism education have been discussing that on the Facebook group “ONA Educators,” in response to a question posted on April 25, 2013. With permission of those named, here is what they said.

List of requirements for a digital story designer

The job title given in the advertisement is “digital news developer.” These are the requirements: College degree Minimum of 2 years programming experience Advanced command of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery) Light Ruby or Python for data mining, Web scraping Comfort with data analysis Understanding of responsive design Familiarity with Final Cut Pro and Adobe […]

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 […]

Data Journalism Examples

I created a Storify (below) for participants in a recent workshop about data journalism. The purpose is to enable them to explore the subject further on their own. You can compare the original version at the Storify site. To make it appear in this post, I simply embedded (not “Export”) the code from Storify. When […]