New stuff on GitHub and YouTube

Most of my work time is now spent writing code tutorials for journalism students and making videos for them. If you want to follow my recent work, I suggest: Follow me on Twitter:¬†@macloo Follow my professional page on… Read More

Online News Association conference 2014

Links to a small number of really useful resources from #ONA14.

Setting up a private WordPress.com blog for group editing

When you have a free WordPress.com blog, you can make it private, limiting it to only people you select. You can also allow multiple authors, editors, or a mix of roles on a free¬†WordPress.com blog, whether it is… Read More

Teaching Web video: Everything you need to know now

In non-TV news organizations today, we see mostly one of two choices for video (or both of these):

iPhone (more than any other phone or small device)
DSLR (various models)
All the smaller video cams seem to have fallen out of favor. Only TV and feature-length documentary makers use high-end video cameras.

What does this mean for teaching in j-schools? Some great minds in multimedia journalism education have been discussing that on the Facebook group “ONA Educators,” in response to a question posted on April 25, 2013. With permission of those named, here is what they said.

Code for journalism students: Presentations

In the semester now ending, I taught a course in coding for journalism students. You can see the detailed course schedule online. Here are all the PowerPoints I showed in that class. You can view them on SlideShare… Read More

Top 10 posts this month

These are the most-viewed posts on this blog in the past 30 days: 10 examples of bespoke article design and scrolling goodness 10 Rules for Visual Storytelling Advice to journalism students: Forget grad school! Recording phone interviews: A… Read More

Journalism curriculum, and the hands-in-the-air approach

It’s hard work making sure a journalism curriculum remains relevant. Here are “four essential components to the new curriculum for teaching news and communication,” according to Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute and co-author of… Read More