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(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 […]

What should be in a “visual journalism” course?

One meaning of the phrase “visual journalism” is simply photojournalism. There are people who use the two terms interchangeably. I respectfully disagree with that approach — mainly because the word “photojournalism” is perfectly good, and clear. It is a word that can easily embrace video journalism (but maybe not TV journalism, which I see as […]

10 Rules for Visual Storytelling

For some people, “visual storytelling” means photographs. For others, it means film or video. An epic movie such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy may spring to mind — and few would disagree with that as a fine example of visual storytelling. In journalism writing classes, students learn: “Show, don’t tell.” When we provide […]

Best advice for Soundslides

I was asking around recently, among my friends at other j-schools who teach photojournalism. Yes, they are still teaching Soundslides. The No. 1 reason is almost unanimous: It’s a great transition from making stills to making video. I think it also helps — a lot — with teaching storytelling. Right now I’m in the midst […]

Looking at jQuery for visual journalism

With all this talk about the so-called death of Adobe Flash, the future of HTML5, etc., I thought I should take a closer look at jQuery. This post is intended to give you an overview and help you decide whether you too should take a closer look. My first thought is that if you have […]

7 examples of exceptional Flash packages

These come from USA Today, The Washington Post, the ABC (Australia’s public broadcaster), Reuters, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Seven examples, seven news organizations. Yes, they are all large news organizations. But I’d like to make the point that (contrary to what some Flash detractors have said) it’s not only […]

Moving away from sad and tragic stories

Romenesko highlighted this Washington Post column by Howard Kurtz today. It immediately reminded me of a post I wrote in April: Sad and tragic stories, and photojournalism. Matt Mendelsohn, a photojournalist, has been working for a year on a story about a woman who had both arms and both legs amputated, according to Kurtz. Now, […]