Articles about "Multimedia"


5 ways journalism educators can teach students to use multimedia in breaking news coverage

As wildfires ravaged her state, Colorado College journalism lecturer Diane Alters emailed a list of fellow educators for suggestions on how to give her students breaking news reporting experience — and also keep them safe in the process.

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10 tips for using audio more effectively in multimedia stories

Sound can make or break a multimedia production, whether it’s an audio slideshow, a documentary video or an interactive narrative. Unfortunately, audio often gets short shrift. Visuals and interactive elements tend to command our attention, and just getting the story Read more

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Why contests need to do a better job of recognizing changes in multimedia journalism

I recently had the privilege of serving as a juror for the World Press Photo’s multimedia contest in Amsterdam.

This was, by far, one of the most organized contests I’ve attended. (For eight years I oversaw judging for the National … Read more

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Stupid game lets you destroy parts of NYT story about stupid games

The New York Times
The Times has figured out a great way to increase time-on-site (and destroy our productivity) by illustrating a story about our obsession with "stupid games" with a game that lets you shoot and destroy parts of its website. Don't like that navigation? Fire away. Find Maureen Dowd irksome? Take aim at her story on the "most popular" list. Tired of that Facebook plugin telling you what your friends are reading? It's just a few shots from oblivion. And look at all those video-game characters just begging to be blown up! Some parts of the Web page can't be destroyed, such as the article tools.

The Times' Samantha Henig writes in a blog post, "Surprisingly, even the ad sales department was O.K. with letting the ads on the page be blown up. But if Twitter is any indication, readers are getting the most glee from knocking out the 'most popular' box." (Audience targeting lesson: Many of the ads are for video games.)

Oh, right: the story. This game is supposed to illustrate a story about hyperaddictive games like Angry Birds and FarmVille. Sam Anderson writes that the "stupid games" movement started with Tetris:
In the nearly 30 years since Tetris’s invention — and especially over the last five, with the rise of smartphones — Tetris and its offspring (Angry Birds, Bejeweled, Fruit Ninja, etc.) have colonized our pockets and our brains and shifted the entire economic model of the video-game industry. Today we are living, for better and worse, in a world of stupid games. ... (more...)
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Decision-making guide: Should you upgrade to new Final Cut Pro X editing software?

Apple released a new-from-scratch version of its Final Cut Pro X editing software last week, and reading the critiques and reaction to the critiques has been very entertaining. If you think it’s all too inside-baseball, even Conan O’Brien’s editorsRead more

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Then-Rep. Joe Scarborough practiced on the stage at the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia before his band's performance that night. (Ron Edmonds/AP)

How ‘Morning Joe’ picks its music & uses it to capture the show’s vibe, connect with audience

When you watch “Morning Joe,” you can’t help but notice the music. Every commercial break is book-ended with tunes from a mix of bands — the Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, Rilo Kiley, The Grateful Dead and Arcade Fire, … Read more

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How The Miami Herald cultivates loyal audience for video, its second biggest traffic driver

Not long ago, some news organizations were beginning to give up on online video. It required significant resources, and it wasn’t generating as much revenue or traffic as they had hoped. News organizations that have stuck with it, … Read more

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How journalism educators can integrate more multimedia into their teaching

Every teacher knows that pit-of-the-stomach moment when you head into a new term and ask yourself the tough question: What can I be doing to make this course better? The nerves accompany the question because more work always seems to … Read more

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Financial pressures push NPPA to change BOP contest days before deadline, consider entry fees

Faced with the financial pressures of serving a smaller membership, the National Press Photographers Association is moving the judging for portions of this year’s Best Of Photojournalism contest online and will consider future changes, such as entry fees.

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WP print guy struggles to become a video journalist

Washington Post
"Does it even make sense for writers like me to learn how to shoot and edit video?" asks Ian Shapira. "For video journalists to become writers? Shouldn't news organizations such as The Post invest in more specialists? Or, given our industry's financial upheaval, is a more versatile staff better?"
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