Teaching students to integrate multimedia tools, storytelling

Today I took questions in a live chat hosted at Poynter.org on this topic. According to an in-line poll, 36 percent of those attending were college educators, and 33 percent were full-time journalists. More than 50 people logged in. The questions were really good!

You can read a complete transcript of the archived chat.

You can leave comments here if you have additional questions. I’m sorry we didn’t have time to answer all the questions that were posted, but we only had an hour for the chat.

One Comment on “Teaching students to integrate multimedia tools, storytelling

  1. Hi Mindy,

    I’ve recently discovered your blog and want to thank you for all the great information you post here. I also read the Poynter transcript.

    I teach journalism part-time and mostly teach a freshmen introductory course called Media Writing. It has required segments on writing for print, online, broadcast, PR; the focus is heavily on learning basic news style, basic reporting, basic ethics and so on. However, I’d like to incorporate some multimedia into the class without taking away from the primary goals or overwhelming these students, who are just out of high school and may have no journalism experience whatsoever. Do you have any suggestions for me on teaching freshmen — or better yet, a syllabus I might steal from? ; )


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