Category: storytelling

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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Recipe for Dullness: Food in (Most) Magazines

Recipe for Dullness: Food in (Most) Magazines

I just finished reading a recent magazine. It featured a significant food section, with decadent recipes and attractive food photography. I flipped past those pages in record time to get to something more interesting. Why? These recipes had no story. Most of my recipes today come from blogs and from cookbooks written by those bloggers that …

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