COJO 4230, Quick Survey Results

Thank you for your feedback about what you’d like to learn. Here are the results: There was an overwhelming response to learn how to create photo slideshows. I will find a way to teach that. Next, there was a tie … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Quick Survey Results”

COJO 3530, Weeks 10-11: Soundslides = Audio + Photos

Audio + Photos When you gather audio and photos for a news story, you are making the story more marketable. Your story can now be told with images, with sound, or with both. Not only will you have captions for … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Weeks 10-11: Soundslides = Audio + Photos”

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”

COJO 3530: Week 7, Audio Storytelling

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 “COJO 3530: Week 7, Audio Storytelling”

COJO 3530, Week 2: Planning for Multimedia

This week, we will cover how to critically think about and plan for your multimedia stories. This involves a basic understanding of how and why each media platform is successful. We will discuss that today. On Friday, we will segue … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 2: Planning for Multimedia”

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”

Student Work: Group Soundslides Projects

Students have been working hard in teams to create their first Soundslides project. Here’s the fantastic results: Alex Edwards & Ashlee Oslund Cody Hess & Patrick Pajak Marie Smith & Caleb Tillapaugh Rhanden Lind & Tracey Rosenlund Jordan Dixon & … Continue reading “Student Work: Group Soundslides Projects”

Soundslides: Audio + Photos

Audio + Photos When you gather audio and photos for a news story, you are making the story more marketable. Your story can now be told with images, with sound, or with both. Not only will you have captions for … Continue reading “Soundslides: Audio + Photos”

Audio Reporting & Editing Tips from Former 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 “Audio Reporting & Editing Tips from Former Students”

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”

Intro. to Audio Reporting

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 “Intro. to Audio Reporting”

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”

Student Work: Group Soundslides Projects

After a lot of hard work, my students completed their first Soundslides projects. Below is their fantastic work! Congrats to them for reporting and producing great stories that were waiting to be told in the Laramie community. Faryn Babbitt, Bailey … Continue reading “Student Work: Group Soundslides Projects”

Multimedia Lab Group

As students and practitioners of multimedia storytelling, you may be interested in the formation of a multimedia lab RSO (recognized student organization). Myself, Cindy Price, and Eric Wiltse have been meeting with professors in the College of Business about using … Continue reading “Multimedia Lab Group”

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”