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”

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”

Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal Paid 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 “Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal Paid Internships”

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”

Review of Newswriting, Commas, and Leads

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, Commas, and Leads”

Writing a Journalistic Story for the Web

Your first journalistic writing assignment We’ve covered a lot of multimedia reporting concepts. Now it’s time we venture into our first writing assignment that is web-focused. You can review the assignment instruction here: Blog Post 3 – Journalistic Web Story. … Continue reading “Writing a Journalistic Story for the Web”

WordPress Setup and Workshop

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 Times has … Continue reading “WordPress Setup and Workshop”

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: 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, 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 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, 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”

COJO 3530: Sample Web Story Post

Half Acre and Outdoor Program Make Exercise Fun Original Reporting by Megan Tanaka After hours of class, work, and extracurricular activities, the last place many students wish to go is the gym. This is possibly due to student exhaustion. Or … Continue reading “COJO 3530: Sample Web Story Post”

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”

COJO 3530, Classes 2 & 3: Multimedia & Blogging

Moving to Multimedia Journalism isn’t dying, it’s changing. It’s moving to multimedia. And you need to be on board or else get left behind. Here are some major points from Ch. 1. First, let’s define multimedia. In journalism and communication, … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Classes 2 & 3: Multimedia & Blogging”

COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website

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 “COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website”

First Day for COJO 4230: Advanced New Media

Students of journalism and strategic communication (e.g., PR, advertising) need to diversify their skills. This class expands upon those skills by giving you a platform through which to share your work. You’ll go beyond maintaining a blog and you’ll create … Continue reading “First Day for COJO 4230: Advanced New Media”

Design and Style for Portfolio Websites

Design Principles Emphasis Defined: Highlights the importance of the site’s content. Also relates to hierarchy. When creating a draft of your site, list all of the information that needs to appear on the page. Then, number the information by order … Continue reading “Design and Style for Portfolio Websites”

Brand Yourself With A Portfolio Website

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 “Brand Yourself With A Portfolio Website”