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Multimedia storytelling

 Steve Buttry, Gazette Communications
     American Copy Editors Society
               May 1, 20...
Slides
This presentation (and others on
ethics, Twitter, liveblogging):
slideshare.net/stevebuttry

More training material...
What tools, techniques and
 elements would you use
 to tell this story (or any
     disaster in your
      community)?
What tools, techniques and
  elements would you use
 to tell a story your staff is
         working on?
Start using these storytelling tools
•   Interactive databases
•   Interactive maps
•   Breaking news alerts
•   Liveblogg...
Questions to ask about a story
• Should you file immediately for digital
  audiences?
• What are the multimedia elements o...
Digital stories are visual
•   Use photos and photo galleries
•   Use audio slideshows
•   Use video
•   Use Flash multime...
Digital news is immediate
•   Liveblog as the story happens
•   Report live with webcasts and webcams
•   Report immediate...
Digital stories are personal
•   Use interactive maps
•   Use interactive databases
•   Ask users to tell their stories
• ...
Digital stories are visual
• Use photos and photo galleries
Digital stories are visual
• Use photos and photo galleries
• Use audio slideshows
Digital stories are visual
• Use photos and photo galleries
• Use audio slideshows
• Use video
Use a variety of video
• Quick news video
Use a variety of video
• Quick news video
• Polished feature video
• Video in a story
Use a variety of video
•   Quick news video
•   Polished feature video
•   Video in a story
•   Webcams
•   Live webcast
•...
Use a variety of video
•   Quick news video
•   Polished feature video
•   Video in a story
•   Webcams
•   Live webcast
•...
Digital stories are visual
•   Use photos and photo galleries
•   Use audio slideshows
•   Use video
•   Use Flash multime...
Digital news is immediate
•   Liveblog as the story happens
•   Report live with webcasts and webcams
•   Report immediate...
Digital stories are personal
• Use interactive maps
Digital stories are personal
• Use interactive maps
• Use interactive databases
Digital stories are personal
• Use interactive maps
• Use interactive databases
• Ask users to tell their stories
Ways to involve audience
•   Involve participants in your reporting.
•   Involve participants in telling the story.
•   He...
Digital stories are personal
•   Use interactive databases
•   Use interactive maps
•   Ask users to tell their stories
• ...
Digital stories are personal
•   Use interactive databases
•   Use interactive maps
•   Ask users to tell their stories
• ...
For more on Gazette innovation
• Blueprint for Complete Community
  Connection at
  stevebuttry.wordpress.com
• Twitter, l...
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  1. 1. Multimedia storytelling Steve Buttry, Gazette Communications American Copy Editors Society May 1, 2009 steve.buttry@gazcomm.com @stevebuttry on Twitter
  2. 2. Slides This presentation (and others on ethics, Twitter, liveblogging): slideshare.net/stevebuttry More training materials on my blog: stevebuttry.wordpress.com Or at notrain-nogain.org
  3. 3. What tools, techniques and elements would you use to tell this story (or any disaster in your community)?
  4. 4. What tools, techniques and elements would you use to tell a story your staff is working on?
  5. 5. Start using these storytelling tools • Interactive databases • Interactive maps • Breaking news alerts • Liveblogging • Video, including webcams • Slideshows, photo galleries • Flash multimedia stories • Crowdsourcing, user contributions • Social networks (Flickr, Twitter, Facebook …)
  6. 6. Questions to ask about a story • Should you file immediately for digital audiences? • What are the multimedia elements of your story? • How can you make the story interactive? • What links will provide greater depth? • Should you tell this story in an alternate form?
  7. 7. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries • Use audio slideshows • Use video • Use Flash multimedia stories
  8. 8. Digital news is immediate • Liveblog as the story happens • Report live with webcasts and webcams • Report immediately with Twitter • Update developments • Text alerts
  9. 9. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive maps • Use interactive databases • Ask users to tell their stories • Use social networks
  10. 10. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries
  11. 11. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries • Use audio slideshows
  12. 12. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries • Use audio slideshows • Use video
  13. 13. Use a variety of video • Quick news video
  14. 14. Use a variety of video • Quick news video • Polished feature video • Video in a story
  15. 15. Use a variety of video • Quick news video • Polished feature video • Video in a story • Webcams • Live webcast • Studio or newsroom webcast • Acquired videos (security or home video)
  16. 16. Use a variety of video • Quick news video • Polished feature video • Video in a story • Webcams • Live webcast • Studio or newsroom webcast • Acquired videos (security or home video) • User-submitted video • Link to video from other sources
  17. 17. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries • Use audio slideshows • Use video • Use Flash multimedia stories
  18. 18. Digital news is immediate • Liveblog as the story happens • Report live with webcasts and webcams • Report immediately with Twitter • Update developments • Text alerts
  19. 19. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive maps
  20. 20. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive maps • Use interactive databases
  21. 21. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive maps • Use interactive databases • Ask users to tell their stories
  22. 22. Ways to involve audience • Involve participants in your reporting. • Involve participants in telling the story. • Help participants to personalize the story. • Engage participants in the continuation of the story.
  23. 23. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive databases • Use interactive maps • Ask users to tell their stories • Use social networks
  24. 24. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive databases • Use interactive maps • Ask users to tell their stories • Use social networks • Move beyond linear story form controlled by the writer
  25. 25. For more on Gazette innovation • Blueprint for Complete Community Connection at stevebuttry.wordpress.com • Twitter, liveblogging tips also on blog • API ethics seminar: Upholding & Updating Ethical Standards; subsidized seminars for newsrooms, press associations, journalism orgs
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