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”

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”

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”

Drop-Down Navigation & Appendix Top 7

Drop-down Menu Drop-down menus can make navigating your website easier. I added a drop-down menu to my personal website. In order to give you a cleaner version of the drop-down menu, we will examine the clean example on my website … Continue reading “Drop-Down Navigation & Appendix Top 7”

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”

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”

More Video Storytelling Examples

First, 10 minutes to evaluate the class and my teaching. Now, a few reminders: 1. For the Twitter assignment, follow me on Twitter. I can’t grade your work otherwise. 2. Review the Twitter assignment guidelines BEFORE you tweet. You need … Continue reading “More Video Storytelling Examples”

Soundslides Projects – Fall 2014

Edward Timmons and Miranda Anderson Benjamin Banta and Andrew O’Neill Hannah Robinson and Esther Seville KC Schooner and Charlie McClain Jordan Blazovich and Nick Robinson Kaitlyn Camargo and Lauren Garrelts Max Renton and Brooklynn Gray Taylor Dilts and Louisa Wilkinson … Continue reading “Soundslides Projects – Fall 2014”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Student Work: Soundslides Projects

Alex Breckenridge and Scottie Melton Dani Esquivel and William Bailey Rachel Vliem and Rachel Wagner Brittany Hamilton and Sami Jo Heitsch Brett Kahler, Alex Landt, and Nichole Grady Boyd Deuel and Miles Englehart Denise Caskey and Jeff Nelson Chris Banks … Continue reading “Student Work: Soundslides Projects”

Twitter and Social Media for Journalism, PR, and Advertising

Twitter and social media are for you. The aspiring journalist, sports commentator, marketing executive, advertising director, public relations manager. You can use Twitter and social media to help you create a presence and garner an audience. No doubt, social media … Continue reading “Twitter and Social Media for Journalism, PR, and Advertising”