Some days, you can feel really hopeful about journalism. I felt that way yesterday, while I was training for the second day at the Freedom Forum’s Diversity Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Why so optimistic? Because I was surrounded by journalists, real journalists, who came from newspapers all over the U.S. for a five-day training experience [...]
The editors and other professional journalists on my department’s advisory board tell our faculty — every semester — that they want us to teach students how to work as members of a team. I can tell you from experience, it’s one thing to require students to complete an assignment as a team, and quite another [...]
This question is for those of you who are working journalists (in any medium): If you could have four hours of training in anything — your choice — what would it be? A lot of people contact me about training. Sometimes they don’t know what they want. Sometimes they say, “We want everything.” Usually, this [...]
I’ve sorted out my reflections on the second Travel Channel Academy, which I attended from July 19 through 22. For me, it was an excellent experience. I wanted to get ideas for how to teach journalism students to shoot and edit video without requiring them to take a full-semester class to do it. I got [...]
Someone on the Online News Association “Talk” mailing list asked which video editing software is most commonly used. Curt Chandler, formerly the editor for online innovation and director of photography at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (and now a senior lecturer at Penn State), wrote an excellent, concise reply. I am reposting it here, with Curt’s permission: [...]
Since I haven’t been able to beat WordPress into submission, I posted the videos on separate page. These were shot and edited entirely by me on-site during the four-day Travel Channel Academy workshop. I’m not claiming any pride in the videos themselves, but I’m happy with what I learned.
The PDF version of “Journalism 2.0″ (132 pages) is available for download (free) at the Knight Citizen News Network (J-Lab) Web site. Foreword by Phil Meyer Chapter 1: FTP, MB, RSS, Oh My Chapter 2: Web 2.0 Chapter 3: Tools and Toys Chapter 4: New Reporting Methods Chapter 5: How to Blog Chapter 6: How [...]