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Online News Association conference 2014

Links to a small number of really useful resources from #ONA14.

Setting up a private WordPress.com blog for group editing

When you have a free WordPress.com blog, you can make it private, limiting it to only people you select. You can also allow multiple authors, editors, or a mix of roles on a free WordPress.com blog, whether it is private or public. Here’s what I learned by setting up a private blog that gave editing privileges […]

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.

Code for journalism students: Presentations

In the semester now ending, I taught a course in coding for journalism students. You can see the detailed course schedule online. Here are all the PowerPoints I showed in that class. You can view them on SlideShare or download them there. Beginning jQuery – Part 1 – Part 2 Introduction to the DOM JavaScript […]

Top 10 posts this month

These are the most-viewed posts on this blog in the past 30 days: 10 examples of bespoke article design and scrolling goodness 10 Rules for Visual Storytelling Advice to journalism students: Forget grad school! Recording phone interviews: A solution that works Get started with Web coding. Part 5: How to use Git and GitHub List […]

Journalism curriculum, and the hands-in-the-air approach

It’s hard work making sure a journalism curriculum remains relevant. Here are “four essential components to the new curriculum for teaching news and communication,” according to Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute and co-author of The Elements of Journalism (2001): “Teaching of technical skills (how to use different platforms and technology). …” […]

Get started with Web coding. Part 5: How to use Git and GitHub

What is Git? How do you get Git? How do you use Git? If you ever need to share a site or a project with other people, GitHub provides an easy way to do it. This post covers Git and GitHub for absolute beginners.