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”

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”

Environmental Journalism & Science Writing Workshop at the Haub School

This summer, former Outside magazine editor Abe Streep is offering a four-week workshop on the ins and outs of environmental journalism and science writing. During the course, students will find, pitch, report and write a piece of narrative environmental journalism. Daily assignments … Continue reading “Environmental Journalism & Science Writing Workshop at the Haub School”

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”

Summer Journalism Institute at NYU

Summer Journalism at NYU provides both for an experience you won’t forget. We have a variety of classes for pre-college and college students, and one graduate multimedia production course. This summer we’ve added three new courses to our already diverse … Continue reading “Summer Journalism Institute at NYU”

Internship: Student Writer for Division of Kinesiology and Health

The Division of Kinesiology and Health is looking for a student writer in for our newsletter. I believe this job will provide your students with an ideal opportunity to share expertise, practice the skills, and contribute to the public media … Continue reading “Internship: Student Writer for Division of Kinesiology and Health”

Internship: Advertising/Research

Advertising / Research Intern for Appaloosa Broadcasting The intern would help us research companies before initial contact, write scripts for ads, help with production of advertising and help us prepare proposals that will then be taken out to real life … Continue reading “Internship: Advertising/Research”

Student Work: Video Storytelling

Alison Clarke and Katelind Higgins Andrew O’Neill and Ben Banta Bianca Coca and Kaisha McCutchan Brooklynn Gray and Max Renton Charlie McClain and K.C. Schooner Edward Timmons and Miranda Anderson Esther Seville and Hannah Robinson Jordan Blazovich and Nick Robinson … Continue reading “Student Work: Video Storytelling”

An Exercise in Juggling: Live-Tweeting Speeches

Now that you know more about how to use social media for storytelling, we are going to live-report a newsworthy event using Twitter. Think of this exercise as an exercise in juggling. You have to watch, listen, type (or write), … Continue reading “An Exercise in Juggling: Live-Tweeting Speeches”

Multimedia and Study Abroad Opportunities

If you are interested in multimedia and would like to study abroad, check out this program. There are opportunities in Ireland, Turkey, Italy, Israel, Spain, and more. Some of these opportunities sound like great experiences! Be sure you consult with … Continue reading “Multimedia and Study Abroad Opportunities”

Paid Journalism Internships

Many internships are unpaid. However, I want to direct your attention to some prestigious and paid internships offered by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. The internships are in reporting, video, graphics, social media, and photography. Additionally, there are … Continue reading “Paid Journalism Internships”

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”

Review of Newswriting, AP Style, Attribution and Commas

Common Errors The most common errors that students make with the journalistic web writing assignment deal with: (1) Newswriting, News Editing (e.g., AP Style), and Attribution, and (2) Commas. We will complete in-class assignments that are designed to test your … Continue reading “Review of Newswriting, AP Style, Attribution and Commas”

Thoughts on Your News Diets and About Pages

News Diet Suggestions Avoid complete news customization: Be careful not to go overboard on news customization (e.g., apps and aggregator websites that let you edit out stuff that you don’t want to see). Part of being a communication major is … Continue reading “Thoughts on Your News Diets and About Pages”

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”

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”