Book review: Getting Started with Audacity 1.3

For multimedia reporting, I use only a few software applications in teaching: Audacity, Photoshop, Soundslides, and Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. These are entry level, and mostly free. (The reason we teach Photoshop instead of a free app… Read More

Updated tutorials for Audacity (audio editing)

I finally revised and updated the three tutorials I use to teach journalism students and professionals how to edit audio using Audacity, a free program that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Super-Fast Guide to Audio Editing (PDF,… Read More

Tutorial: Getting started with Audacity

Audacity is a free audio editing program that runs on Windows, Macs and Linux. There are already a lot of tutorials online for Audacity, but of course I think mine is the best. It’s heavily illustrated. And you… Read More

Most-viewed posts in 2012

According to my WordPress stats, these are the posts with the most pageviews in the past 12 months: Best social media tools for journalists (5,669) Timelines in journalism: A closer look (4,365) A few words about digital audio… Read More

RGMP 13: Edit your video with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker

This is the 13th post in a series titled “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” In the 12th post, I discussed storytelling principles and shooting techniques for Web video. In this post, I will explain how to edit video… Read More

RGMP 4: Start editing audio

This is the fourth post in a series titled “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” In the third post, I explained how you can get started with gathering audio for use online. Today you’ll learn how to put that… Read More

A few words about digital audio recorders

Links checked: 31 August 2011 With my students being required to own a digital audio recorder, some things have come to my attention that may be useful to others. First (and primarily) about the cheap recorders: Price. We’re… Read More