Teaching Online Journalism

Posts tagged ‘photography’

Smarter(7): A list for journalism students

National Geographic: 2013 Year in Review. Elise Hu: Tomorrow’s metric for news is action. Michael Wolff: Even the New York Times can’t resist going lowbrow with native advertising.

The story you don’t expect is a better story

As a counterpoint to my April 29 post, in which I criticized a much-lauded photojournalism story hosted by MediaStorm.org, I’d like to praise a different photojournalism story, also at MediaStorm.org.: Common Ground, by Scott Strazzante. My student Travis brought this story to my attention when he critiqued it for an assignment. He wrote: I came […]

Sad and tragic stories, and photojournalism

I don’t want to start an argument, but I do want to see a discussion. Yesterday while grading some critiques by students, I watched Jessica Dimmock’s three-year project, The Ninth Floor. It’s not the first time I’ve watched it. I’ve got no question that it’s great photojournalism and has great production values. It’s real, it’s […]

RGMP: Ahora en español!

Thanks to María Elena Brizuela, a journalist and journalism educator based in Córdoba, Argentina, the Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency has been translated into Spanish. Muchas gracias, Elena! UPDATED! This is now the complete 15-post version (Sept. 8, 2009). Download the PDF here (600 KB). .

Visual storytelling tips

I just found this excellent 24-slide tutorial on Slideshare. It’s really about how to think about telling a story with pictures, so the title “Storyboarding” is misleading. But there’s some nice stuff in it, especially if you’re teaching audio slideshows to journalism students. The presentation comes from Vadim Isakov, who teaches taught journalism at Ithaca […]

RGMP 11: Tell a good story with images and sound

(Updated Thursday, March 19, 10 a.m.) I was going to title this “Produce a feature story with Soundslides, using an interview and natural sound,” but that seemed a tad too long. Besides, it doesn’t necessarily require the Soundslides application (although I am going to frame this in terms of a slideshow, rather than video). Chuck […]

RGMP 10: Learn to use Soundslides

This is the 10th post in a series titled “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” In the ninth post, I explained how to think about managing the photos you add to your blog posts, including the advantages of photo-sharing sites such as Flickr. I also discussed copyright concerns that every blogger should be aware of. In […]