Multimedia journalism “master classes” online

A series of (temporarily) free “master classes” about multimedia journalism just got under way. Andy Bull, a journalism trainer based in the United Kingdom, is offering the classes online in a limited-release format: Each will be available online,… Read More

Two good books for learning JavaScript, jQuery

Since about March this year, I’ve been searching for a few good, clear books to recommend to journalists and students who are interested in learning to use jQuery — with an eye toward getting ready for HTML5. You… Read More

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

Tips for HTML5, part 1

We’re in a transition time, and students need to understand that. This begins a new series of short posts, which will appear on no set or special schedule. The intention is to record discrete items of information that… Read More

The post-print revolution continues

From Steven Johnson, writing April 20 in The Wall Street Journal, reflecting on an experience with his Kindle: I knew then that the book’s migration to the digital realm would not be a simple matter of trading ink… Read More

Save journalism, save the world

Yesterday I finished reading this book: SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save the World. Consider this a hearty recommendation.  Taking an idea first expounded by Jeff Jarvis, British broadcast journalist Charlie Beckett stays on point in 170… Read More

Books acquired today

I picked these up at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Blog Wars, by David D. Perlmutter SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save the World, by Charlie Beckett The Politics… Read More