Category: multimedia

Audio Slideshows…Still Useful?

Audio Slideshows…Still Useful?

It was this little moment in media where everyone thought the future of media was the audio slideshow. I was hired by The New York Times to make audio slideshows and to teach other people how to do that. I would make over 50 audio slideshows a year, I trained like 200 people on audio …

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Multimedia Story Platforms for Students’ Projects

Multimedia Story Platforms for Students’ Projects

One of my tasks as the instructor of this spring’s Senior Capstone course is rounding up online locations and services where my 15 students can publish their final projects. (I’m also working on them with portfolios, and have blogged about those options before.) Most students’ projects emphasize creating long-form writing, video, and/or audio, as opposed to hand-coding complex …

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New Models for News: PBS MediaShift Posts

New Models for News: PBS MediaShift Posts

I have two new stories up at PBS MediaShift in the last week: Gingras to AEJMC: Journalism Educators Must Embrace Change, Look Forward How National Geographic Used Cowbird Storytelling Tool to Tell a Reservation’s Whole Story The common thread between these two posts, I think, is that both exemplify the need and potential for new …

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New MediaShift Post: Getting Hands-On with Digital Magazines

New MediaShift Post: Getting Hands-On with Digital Magazines

Forgot to mention here that I have a new post up over at MediaShift. This one covers the innovations that Interweave Press and Gourmet are trying out for their new digital products. I think these are both pretty exciting projects that are exploring the “kinesthetic” potential of digital magazines, while also experimenting with social functionality …

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My Five Easy Multimedia Tips

My Five Easy Multimedia Tips

I attended the June 13-18 Multimedia Storytelling Workshop at the Knight Digital Media Center at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. It was a phenomenal experience. I met 19 fabulous journalism professionals and a great group of knowledgeable and skilled trainers; I learned new photo, video, audio, and web skills; I listened to …

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