Online Journalism FCCPA

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Mindy McAdams's presentation to Florida community college students and their journalism teachers and advisers, October 2009.

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  • Is this what “journalism online” looks like? (No link)
  • Or this? (No link)
  • Or is it … this? This is a blog at The New York Times that features outstanding video and photos. (No link)
  • Planes crashes in Hudson River, January 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/15/nyregion/20090115-plane-crash-970.html
  • When I click “OUR PLANET” under TOPICS, I get access to a lot of WEB ONLY videos. (No link)
  • In this blog, NBC TV journalists provide behind-the-scenes information about upcoming and recent stories. (No link)
  • Example of SLIDESHOW with audio: Slideshow by UF student Sarah Hsu. http://www.alligator.org/multimedia/slideshows/article_57d513cb-67a1-56a8-b1da-d38f3eb55845.html
  • Example of PHOTO GALLERIES - MSNBC The Week in Pictures. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/
  • Example of VIDEO – by David Frank http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/10/19/sports/1247465083956/a-leap-above-backyard-bouncing-.html
  • Example of INFORMATION GRAPHICS (same as before) - Planes crashes in Hudson River, January 2009.
  • Example of MAPS – California wildfires 2007 – Newsweek magazine. Link to 2009 version from LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/business/la-me-la-fire-photo-map-html,0,103778.htmlstory – uses Google Maps.
  • Online Journalism FCCPA

    1. 1. Journalism Online Mindy McAdams Professor, Journalism University of Florida
    2. 8. 5 types of “multimedia” <ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Photo galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Information graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul>
    3. 10. MSNBC.com
    4. 12. The New York Times
    5. 13. Newsweek magazine
    6. 14. What kind of gear do you need?
    7. 15. Audio recorder <ul><li>Olympus 5200 or 6200 </li></ul><ul><li>About $50 </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to PC or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in microphone </li></ul><ul><li>CD quality recording </li></ul>
    8. 16. Point-and-shoot camera <ul><li>Canon models range from about $180 to $300 </li></ul><ul><li>They shoot decent video at 640x480 and 30 fps </li></ul><ul><li>Still-photo quality is good enough to print </li></ul>
    9. 17. What kind of software do you need?
    10. 18. Software (Win or Mac) <ul><li>Audio editing: Audacity (totally FREE) </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshows: Soundslides ($40 or $70) </li></ul><ul><li>Video editing: Windows Movie Maker or iMovie (both FREE) </li></ul><ul><li>Convert file types: “Switch” (free version) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo editing: Photoshop preferred, or try Gimpshop (FREE) </li></ul>
    11. 19. How to publish online <ul><li>At WordPress.com, anyone can start a blog (free!) in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>More professional than Blogger, LiveJournal, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Many themes to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to transfer the blog to your own domain (yourname.com) when you’re ready! </li></ul>
    12. 20. Journalism Online Mindy McAdams http://mindymcadams.com/ LINKS TO EXAMPLES: http://delicious.com/macloo/FCCPA

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