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”

Look, Listen, Tell, and Show: Soundslides Assignment

Soundslides: Audio + Photos When you gather audio and photos for a news story, you are making the story more marketable. And as our guest speakers have told us, telling stories in multiple ways makes the story more accessible to … Continue reading “Look, Listen, Tell, and Show: Soundslides Assignment”

Audio Tips; Gathering Audio and Photos Together

Audio Tips As you finish your first audio editing project and you begin your Soundslides project, please consider these tips from previous students of COJO 3530. During the audio interview, leave a brief pause after the interviewee finishes answering a … Continue reading “Audio Tips; Gathering Audio and Photos Together”

The Art of Gathering Audio

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 page. Know Your … Continue reading “The Art of Gathering Audio”

Audio Storytelling and Journalism

Journalism oftentimes gives a voice to the voiceless. With audio journalism, you can hear the emotion, hear the ambient sounds, and hear the expressions of your sources. Now, we can do audio journalism online and not just on the radio. … Continue reading “Audio Storytelling and Journalism”

COJO 3530: Soundslides Projects

Nikki Finnesand and Jamie Hageman Hannah Cox and Kelsey Tramp Alex Barrett and Clinton Boutelle John Denega Hailey Hawkes and Jessica Romero Josh Geiger and Chris Anselmo Chase Harmelink and Mady Gerard Ashlee Williams and Andee Novotny Nikkita Miller and … Continue reading “COJO 3530: Soundslides Projects”

COJO 3530, Week 8: Audio Reporting & Editing Tips From Students

As you begin your first audio project, please consider these tips from previous students of COJO 3530. During the audio interview, leave a brief pause after the interviewee finishes answering a question and before you begin your next question. Giving … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 8: Audio Reporting & Editing Tips From Students”

COJO 3530, Weeks 7-8: The Art & Science of Gathering Audio

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 page. Know Your … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Weeks 7-8: The Art & Science of Gathering Audio”

Wyoming Press Association Workshops

I’m excited and honored to present two new-media related workshops to the Wyoming Press Association. I’ve created a PowerPoint presentation for each workshop. Please download the slides and follow along. Tech for Web Reporting Gathering and Promoting News (and Yourself) … Continue reading “Wyoming Press Association Workshops”

Student Work: Individual Soundslides Projects

After their group Soundslides project, students were sent out on their own to complete an individual Soundslides project. Here are the projects: Sarah Alfred Patrick Pajak Alex Edwards Jordan Dixon Andie Knous Caleb Tillapaugh Megan Tanaka Tracey Rosenlund Jessica Peck … Continue reading “Student Work: Individual Soundslides Projects”

The Art & Science of Audio Reporting

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 page. Know Your … Continue reading “The Art & Science of Audio Reporting”

Sample Assignments: Audio Recording & Audio Editing

Audio Recording: Ambient Noise Recently, students have been learning about audio journalism. In their upcoming assignment, blog post 6, they will have to collect ambient noise and post it to their blogs using SoundCloud, similar to this: Here is ambient … Continue reading “Sample Assignments: Audio Recording & Audio Editing”

Student Work: Individual Soundslides Projects

For their final project, students individually completed a Soundslides slideshow. They reported, collected audio, and shot photos by themselves. Here’s their outstanding storytelling: Faryn Babbitt Tom Hesse Brooke Eades Tracie Perkins Dyann Diercks Courtney Wilhelm Adrienne Morency Jamie Crew Alexandria … Continue reading “Student Work: Individual Soundslides Projects”

Check A Few Things Off Your List

This class was intended to build and sharpen your multimedia storytelling skills. There is no doubt that you are better prepared in your careers now that you’ve taken this class. Some of you have overcome your fear of technology and … Continue reading “Check A Few Things Off Your List”

Sample Assignment: Soundslides Project

As you prepare to submit your Soundslides Group Project, please take a look at an example below. The audio is lifted from Tom Hesse’s interview with Max D’Onofrio. The photos are lifted from various sources on the web. Obviously, I … Continue reading “Sample Assignment: Soundslides Project”

Student Work: Audio Profiles

Students submitted some fantastic audio profiles on fellow students and friends at the University of Wyoming. The original interviews were about 5 minutes and they had to edit them in Audacity (free sound editing software) down to 2 minutes. Here’s … Continue reading “Student Work: Audio Profiles”

Audio Interviewing Tips From Your Classmates

I’m glad that the class generally enjoyed the audio profile experience. I know it’s frustrating to feel like you’re doing an assignment without all the necessary information about how to make the assignment perfect. I think your personal learning process … Continue reading “Audio Interviewing Tips From Your Classmates”

Sample Assignment: Audio Editing

We are using the free program Audacity to edit our audio assignments. For our first audio editing assignment, we recorded ourselves counting to 10 out-of-order (e.g., 9, 7, 1, 4, 6, 10, 2, 5, 3, 8). Then, we used Audacity … Continue reading “Sample Assignment: Audio Editing”