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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

HSI, Day 3: Role & Impact of News Media, Interviewing Skills, & Audio

Class Discussion & Blog Post: The Responsibility and Role of the News Media Our opening discussion today involves critically thinking about the news media, which some of you may have done in your first blog post. Let’s consider these questions: … Continue reading “HSI, Day 3: Role & Impact of News Media, Interviewing Skills, & Audio”

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, Weeks 12-15: Social Media Project

Now that you know more about how to use social media for storytelling, we are going to live-report a newsworthy event using Twitter. Let’s take a look at the Social Media Project assignment guidelines. It will be helpful to do … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Weeks 12-15: Social Media Project”

COJO 3530, Week 12: Social Media

Twitter and social media are not only for self-absorbed celebrities, social-butterfly teenagers, and teaching-absorbed professors communicating with their students (like me). Twitter and social media are for you. The aspiring journalist, sports commentator, marketing executive, advertising director, public relations manager. … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 12: Social Media”

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, Week 11: Information Graphics

Creating an information graphic requires the coordination of many experts — reporters, editors, illustrators and design artists, statisticians, and even people who are computer scientists and understand databases. As a reporter, you should be thinking about if your story is … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 11: Information Graphics”

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”