Defining and Demanding Multimedia

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 “Defining and Demanding Multimedia”

COJO 3530, Week 15: Editing Your Video Story

Getting Started Editing Adobe Premiere Elements has been installed our classroom, CR 207, as well as the IT building. But that’s it. Keep in mind that the IT building is open 24 hours. I am giving you the rest of … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 15: Editing Your Video Story”

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 4230, Weeks 8-9: Advice for Improving Your Website

Here are some tips for improving your websites: Read your grade comments on e-Companion. Avoid using uppercase letters and spaces in your file names. Use all lowercase and no spaces. If you need to use a space, then use an … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Weeks 8-9: Advice for Improving Your Website”

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 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, Class 6: Remembering the Groundwork

Today will we remember the groundwork — the basics — of journalism. All of you have some experience with these basics from COJO 2100 (Newswriting and Reporting). It never hurts to refresh our memories about some key concepts of journalism, … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Class 6: Remembering the Groundwork”

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”

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”

8 Simple Rules for Text in Flash and Websites

Here are some important rules-of-thumb for using text in Flash projects and on the web. Go simple for large blocks of text. Use simple, sans-serif (without the tiny end bars) fonts, such as Arial or Helvetica. Go fancy ONLY for … Continue reading “8 Simple Rules for Text in Flash and Websites”

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”

Taking a Stab at Photojournalism

Purpose 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 text story or can … Continue reading “Taking a Stab at Photojournalism”

Photography For Newbies

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. Basic Photography Terms Aperture Aperture: Refers to the amount of light that enters the … Continue reading “Photography For Newbies”

Tweeting and Friending for Journalism & Communication

Twitter and Facebook are not only for self-absorbed celebrities. Twitter and Facebook are not only for social-butterfly teenagers. Twitter and Facebook are not only for teaching-absorbed professors communicating with their students (like me). Twitter and Facebook are for you. The … Continue reading “Tweeting and Friending for Journalism & Communication”