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”

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”

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”

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”

HSI, Day 5: Interviewing Self-Reflection, Organizing Your Profile, & Using Quotes

Self-Reflection: Interview Day In a new blog post, I’d like you to reflect on your experiences from last week when you interviewed your partner. Please create a new blog post and answer these questions: Give a review of your interviewing … Continue reading “HSI, Day 5: Interviewing Self-Reflection, Organizing Your Profile, & Using Quotes”

HSI, Day 4: Ethics of Banning Books, Audio Gathering Tips, & Interview Day

Class Discussion: Ethics of Banning Books Our initial discussion today deals with commonly banned/challenged books. First, let’s look at a list of books that are commonly banned. As you can see, the reasons often deal with foul language, racism, sexually … Continue reading “HSI, Day 4: Ethics of Banning Books, Audio Gathering Tips, & Interview Day”

HSI, Day 2: Online Identity, Partner Pair Up, Profile Basics, & Writing Questions

Blogging Workshop — Finish Blogging Workshop, if needed — Class Discussion & Blog Post: Your Online Identity Our first discussion topic today revolves around your online identity. Let’s write a quick blog post about these questions and discuss them as … Continue reading “HSI, Day 2: Online Identity, Partner Pair Up, Profile Basics, & Writing Questions”

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: 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”