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

Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency

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… Read More

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,… Read More

RGMP 6: Post an interview (or podcast) on your blog

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… Read More

RGMP 5: Listen to podcasts

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… Read More

The reporter’s audio gear list

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… Read More

Podcasts as a side dish, not the main course

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… Read More