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”

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”

Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work”

Week 1: First Law of Usability and How to Learn HTML

Krug Introduction A usability consultant identifies problems with websites. You will benefit from knowing about usability as a website designer and future employee of a company/non-profit that has a website. Krug outlines seven key words that define usability: Useful: Does it … Continue reading “Week 1: First Law of Usability and How to Learn HTML”

Narrative Magazine Writing Content

Narrative Magazine The Winter 2015 Story Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication. • $2,500 First Prize • $1,000 Second Prize • $500 Third Prize • Ten finalists receive $100 each See the … Continue reading “Narrative Magazine Writing Content”

First Day: COJO 4530

Students of media, journalism, and strategic communication (e.g., PR, advertising) need to diversify their skills. This class gives you a platform through which to share your work and add HTML, CSS, and Dreamweaver skills to your resume. You’ll create and … Continue reading “First Day: COJO 4530”

Basic Photo Editing Tips

Photo Editing Tips Now that you’ve seen some evidence of what NOT to do, let’s review the basic photo editing tools in Photoshop. While we will use Photoshop during class, if you do not have access off-campus to Photoshop, then … Continue reading “Basic Photo Editing Tips”

Video Storytelling Project

Video Storytelling The ability to tell a good story with video is a difficult yet important skill for journalists and communicators to learn. Video is not just on TV anymore — you can find video stories online and on mobile … Continue reading “Video Storytelling Project”

Photo Editing for Journalism and Strategic Communication

Photo Editing Tips Now that you’ve seen some evidence of what NOT to do, let’s review the basic photo editing tools in Photoshop. While we will use Photoshop during class, if you do not have access off-campus to Photoshop, then … Continue reading “Photo Editing for Journalism and Strategic Communication”

Photography Basics

For the next two weeks, we’ll be working on photography and photojournalism. First things first, we’ll learn about the basics of photography and forever-useful creative devices. Creative Devices for Composition Good photojournalism begins with understanding basic composition and design principles. … Continue reading “Photography Basics”

HSI, Day 12: Self-Reflection about HSI & Videography Basics

Class Discussion & Blog Post Your HSI experience is almost to an end. How do you feel about that? What stories will you tell about HSI? Let’s take some time to answer these self-reflection questions. Be honest and thoughtful when … Continue reading “HSI, Day 12: Self-Reflection about HSI & Videography Basics”

HSI, Day 11: Media Stereotypes & Finalize Flickr Slideshow

Class Discussion & Blog Post Today we will examine various media stereotypes of the past and discuss if you think any stereotypes have changed. TV shows of the past reinforced traditional gender stereotypes Entertainment and TV often portrayed African-Americans as … Continue reading “HSI, Day 11: Media Stereotypes & Finalize Flickr Slideshow”

HSI, Day 10: Photo Shoot, Photo Scavenger Hunt, & Photo Editing

Personality Profile Photos on Campus Let’s go outside and take some photos of your personality profile partners. You can then post these photos of your partner to your story about them. Photo Scavenger Hunt You want to show photos in … Continue reading “HSI, Day 10: Photo Shoot, Photo Scavenger Hunt, & Photo Editing”

HSI, Day 1: Welcome, Multimedia & Storytelling, Photography Basics, & Blog Setup

I hope you’re as excited as I am to be here at HSI. I bet you are! — A  Little About Me — Before we get started talking about the class and what we’ll be doing, I’d like to learn … Continue reading “HSI, Day 1: Welcome, Multimedia & Storytelling, Photography Basics, & Blog Setup”

COJO 3530, Weeks 13-15: Video Storytelling

Video Storytelling The ability to tell a good story with video is a difficult yet important skill for journalists and communicators to learn. Video is not just on TV anymore — you can find video stories online and on mobile … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Weeks 13-15: Video Storytelling”

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 6 – Photography Critique & Photojournalism Assignment

Today we’re going to critique our first photography assignment. Each person will pick their favorite photo from their assignment and discuss it. We will also make suggestions, as a class, about how you could have improved your photo. It’s a … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 6 – Photography Critique & Photojournalism Assignment”

COJO 3530, Weeks 5-6: Photography Basics

For the next two weeks, we’ll be working on photography and photojournalism. First things first, we’ll learn about the basics of photography and forever-useful creative devices. Creative Devices for Composition Good photojournalism begins with understanding basic composition and design principles. … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Weeks 5-6: Photography Basics”

COJO 3530: Online Newswriting, AP Style, and Comma Usage

Note: Syllabus Change. Instead of beginning photography on Mon. Feb. 11, I will be available during class to answer any questions about your stories that are due on Mon. Feb. 11 @ 11:59 p.m. on your blog. During our last … Continue reading “COJO 3530: Online Newswriting, AP Style, and Comma Usage”