Video Storytelling

The ability to tell a good story with video is a difficult yet important skill for journalists and communicators to learn. You’ll work in teams of two for this project. Let’s partner up and review the instructions for Blog Post 7 … Continue reading “Video Storytelling”

Social Media Management for Journalism, PR, and Advertising

Quiz #3 on Information Graphics Reminder: Information Graphics (Blog Post #5) Due Tonight, April 2, by 11:59 p.m. How Social Media is Used by the Big Three Media Fields Social media is for you. The aspiring journalist, sports commentator, marketing executive, … Continue reading “Social Media Management for Journalism, PR, and Advertising”

Information Visualization: Mapping

First, Why Visualize Information? We tend to start with information and then try to visualize the information. For example, you may be given a story to tell that deals with data, numbers, statistics, etc. Many storytellers would start by looking … Continue reading “Information Visualization: Mapping”

Gathering Audio

Audio Interviewing Tips Gathering audio that is clean, clear, and crisp is no easy task. This post outlines some hints for you to consider before you conduct audio interviews. It is developed from the hints listed on MediaStorm’s audio training … Continue reading “Gathering Audio”

Audio Storytelling & Audio Profile Project

A few announcements first… The due date for the audio profile assignment is now after spring break — Fri. March 23. There is a Quiz 2 on audio next week, unless you are traveling for university-related events and then the … Continue reading “Audio Storytelling & Audio Profile Project”

Photojournalism Basics

Purpose and Power of Visuals Photojournalism is our window to the world around us. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. The purpose of photojournalism is to capture the people and events that make the news. Photojournalism can supplement a … Continue reading “Photojournalism Basics”

Basics of Photography

For the next two weeks, we’ll be working on photography and photojournalism. While it is great to have an expensive digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, it is not necessary for this class. We can still take great photos with … Continue reading “Basics of Photography”

Photography Opportunity: Larsh Bristol Fellowship

The Department of Communication & Journalism seeks proposals from students for a $5,000 stipend for a photojournalism project called the Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship. The stipend will be awarded through a competitive process that is open to all students at … Continue reading “Photography Opportunity: Larsh Bristol Fellowship”

Journalism for the Web

What did you learn from Kristine Galloway, Reporter at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle? Back to learning how to write for the web… What Should I Do When I Interview Someone? First, realize that your interviews are essential to the story. Without … Continue reading “Journalism for the Web”

Remembering the Groundwork of Journalistic Writing

Web Writing Assignment First, let’s review the Blog Post 2 – Journalistic Web Story Today will we remember the groundwork — the basics — of journalism. All of you have some experience with these basics from COJO 2100 (Media Writing). It … Continue reading “Remembering the Groundwork of Journalistic Writing”

WordPress Setup and Workshop

Industry Blogs First, it’s important to know that there are different types of blogs. Let’s visit these examples to see how people in our field are using blogs. Most major news organizations have journalist-authored blogs. For example, The New York … Continue reading “WordPress Setup and Workshop”