Tune up your skills this summer

Looking over my Google Analytics data today, I found that these are some of the most-visited pages on this blog: How to shoot video interviews Why does anyone major in journalism? A few words about digital audio recorders… Read More

A stupid way to handle online video

Great post from Jerry Lazar, posted Sunday: … a lot of newspapers — perhaps cowed by their own clueless attorneys — similarly do not allow their videos to appear anywhere but on their own Websites, essentially guaranteeing that… Read More

Online video, audiences, sharing: Putting it all together

I thought about titling this post “Another stupid way news sites waste time and effort by failing to understand the Web and how people use it,” but I thought maybe that was far too broad, since it covers… Read More

Advice for journalism educators in Africa

While I was attending the annual Online News Association conference a week ago, one of several great panels I sat in on was titled “From Earthquakes to Coups: Tools for Crisis Reporting.” I’ve been interested in crisis mapping… Read More

Storytelling 101 with ‘The Annoying Orange’

Let’s look at storytelling again. I always use this diagram to show students how to structure a very short video story or audio slideshow (120 seconds): Recently a student showed me this video, and I noticed that at… Read More

Online video still growing, gaining viewers

Just because comedy or humorous videos are the most popular among U.S. adults (source) does not mean journalists should wring their hands and despair about public tastes. What’s more important, I think, is that among people who have… Read More

Top Teaching Online Journalism posts: Past 6 months

According to Google Analytics, this is what you’ve been reading here (from Dec. 1, 2009, up to today): 21 examples of Flash journalism A few words about digital audio recorders Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency Recording… Read More