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”

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”

Story Idea for Blog Post 3: World War II Heart Mountain Internment Camp Prisoner

Phi Alpha Theta/History Club invites you to a talk by Sam Mihara, World War II Heart Mountain Internment Camp Prisoner. Mihara will speak on the story of his family, the rational for creating the camps, and important lessons learned from the … Continue reading “Story Idea for Blog Post 3: World War II Heart Mountain Internment Camp Prisoner”

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”

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”

Invitation to Student Roundtable Discussion with AP Reporters

Two AP reporters who specialize in Latino/a, Native American, Women’s, and minority issues are visiting campus next week and will be talking to our class next Tues. Oct. 22. In addition to guest lecturing next week, they will able be … Continue reading “Invitation to Student Roundtable Discussion with AP Reporters”

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”

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”

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”

Multimedia Storytelling in Online Journalism

We’ll use this class blog to post course materials and students’ work. Course materials include assignment guidelines, rubrics, and the syllabus. See our page, COJO 3530: Fall 2013 on the sidebar. Let’s get started. First, visit The New York Times … Continue reading “Multimedia Storytelling in Online Journalism”