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 is because Photoshop is the industry standard in journalism. Soundslides is not free, but it’s priced under [...]
Many, many people asked me to create a single PDF version of all 15 posts in my RGMP series on this blog. It’s done. Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency (PDF; 536 KB) This 42-page document is fully linked and usable online in most Web browsers, or in Adobe Reader, or in Preview on the Mac [...]
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). .
This is the sixth post in a series titled “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” In the fifth post, I explained why you should seek out and listen to online audio. Today I will show you how to post audio on your blog. Like this: Woo-hoo, can you do that? Yes, you can. You’ll need an [...]
This is the fifth post in a series titled “Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency.” In the fourth post, I explained how you can get started with editing audio for use online. Today I’m going to encourage you to invest some time in hearing good audio stories — because while journalism is basically the same across [...]
I saw this idea on someone else’s blog (I forget whose) and thought it a brilliant way to keep an up-to-date gear list that’s easy to share with others: B&H WishList: Audio Gear (Mindy) Please do not try to buy gear for me — it’s a “wishlist” for other people, not for me! The one [...]
Fighting against boredom is a big part of teaching. One of the struggles I face as a teacher is finding a balance between reviewing the assigned reading (and the assigned viewing, e.g. professional online work) and being too repetitious. Students who avoid doing the reading want the teacher to provide a full regurgitation, which obviously [...]