A New Curriculum for a New Journalism 2010

Poynter | St. Petersburg, Florida | 8 January 2010

Resources for Adding Online Journalism to Your Curriculum

View or download the PowerPoint (on SlideShare).

See UF's new Journalism curriculum (in process of approval).

Assignments You Can Copy or Adapt

  1. Audio Gathering and Editing: Basic and Intermediate
  2. Audio Slideshow (includes basic photojournalism exercises)
  3. Video Basics (Shooting and Editing)
  4. Blogging (semester-long assignment)

Some Wake-Up Calls from the Journalism Blogs

Examples from the Pros

Reporter's Guide to Multimedia Proficiency

A series of basic beginner how-to lessons. No previous experience required. You can download the whole series as one PDF here.

  1. RGMP 1: Read blogs and use RSS
  2. RGMP 2: Start a blog
  3. RGMP 3: Buy an audio recorder and learn to use it
  4. RGMP 4: Start editing audio
  5. RGMP 5: Listen to podcasts
  6. RGMP 6: Post an interview (or podcast) on your blog
  7. RGMP 7: Learn how to shoot decent photos
  8. RGMP 8: Learn how to crop, tone, and optimize photos
  9. RGMP 9: Add photos to your blog
  10. RGMP 10: Learn to use Soundslides
  11. RGMP 11: Tell a good story with images and sound
  12. RGMP 12: Learn to shoot video
  13. RGMP 13: Edit your video with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker
  14. RGMP 14: Publish your video on your blog
  15. RGMP 15: Maintain and update your skills


Teaching Online Journalism
My blog about digital storytelling and how newsrooms are changing.

Wired Journalists
Join a community of journalists who know about or are learning about online journalism.

PhotoJournalism: Mark Hancock's blog
One of the best photojournalism blogs, with lots of good resources linked in the right-hand column.

Journalists' Toolkit
Frequently updated list of free online tutorials and resources.

NPPA Monthly Multimedia Contest
Check out current work in newspaper online video and audio slideshows, from the National Press Photographers Association (each month's winners linked on left side of page).

Society of News Design annual interactive awards. See the 2009 winners here.

Online News Association
The premier professional organization for online journalists. Discounted membership for journalism educators; a great annual conference.