Video Storytelling

The ability to tell a good story with video is a difficult yet important skill for journalists and communicators to learn. You’ll work in teams of two for this project. Let’s partner up and review the instructions for Blog Post 7 … Continue reading “Video Storytelling”

Journalism for the Web

What did you learn from Kristine Galloway, Reporter at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle? Back to learning how to write for the web… What Should I Do When I Interview Someone? First, realize that your interviews are essential to the story. Without … Continue reading “Journalism for the Web”

Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work

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 “Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work”

First Day: COJO 4530

Students of media, journalism, and strategic communication (e.g., PR, advertising) need to diversify their skills. This class gives you a platform through which to share your work and add HTML, CSS, and Dreamweaver skills to your resume. You’ll create and … Continue reading “First Day: COJO 4530”

Student Work: Video Storytelling

Alison Clarke and Katelind Higgins Andrew O’Neill and Ben Banta Bianca Coca and Kaisha McCutchan Brooklynn Gray and Max Renton Charlie McClain and K.C. Schooner Edward Timmons and Miranda Anderson Esther Seville and Hannah Robinson Jordan Blazovich and Nick Robinson … Continue reading “Student Work: Video Storytelling”

More Video Storytelling Examples

First, 10 minutes to evaluate the class and my teaching. Now, a few reminders: 1. For the Twitter assignment, follow me on Twitter. I can’t grade your work otherwise. 2. Review the Twitter assignment guidelines BEFORE you tweet. You need … Continue reading “More Video Storytelling Examples”

Soundslides Projects – Fall 2014

Edward Timmons and Miranda Anderson Benjamin Banta and Andrew O’Neill Hannah Robinson and Esther Seville KC Schooner and Charlie McClain Jordan Blazovich and Nick Robinson Kaitlyn Camargo and Lauren Garrelts Max Renton and Brooklynn Gray Taylor Dilts and Louisa Wilkinson … Continue reading “Soundslides Projects – Fall 2014”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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 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, Week 6 – Photography Critique & Photojournalism Assignment

Today we’re going to critique our first photography assignment. Each person will pick their favorite photo from their assignment and discuss it. We will also make suggestions, as a class, about how you could have improved your photo. It’s a … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 6 – Photography Critique & Photojournalism Assignment”

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”

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”