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These are the slides for my presentation on multimedia storytelling for the American Copy Editors Society. In a later version, I will add links to the examples I use to illustrate the points.

These are the slides for my presentation on multimedia storytelling for the American Copy Editors Society. In a later version, I will add links to the examples I use to illustrate the points.

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  • 1. Multimedia storytelling Steve Buttry, Gazette Communications American Copy Editors Society May 1, 2009 steve.buttry@gazcomm.com @stevebuttry on Twitter
  • 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. What tools, techniques and elements would you use to tell this story (or any disaster in your community)?
  • 4. What tools, techniques and elements would you use to tell a story your staff is working on?
  • 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. 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. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries • Use audio slideshows • Use video • Use Flash multimedia stories
  • 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. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive maps • Use interactive databases • Ask users to tell their stories • Use social networks
  • 10. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries
  • 11. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries • Use audio slideshows
  • 12. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries • Use audio slideshows • Use video
  • 13. Use a variety of video • Quick news video
  • 14. Use a variety of video • Quick news video • Polished feature video • Video in a story
  • 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. 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. Digital stories are visual • Use photos and photo galleries • Use audio slideshows • Use video • Use Flash multimedia stories
  • 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. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive maps
  • 20. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive maps • Use interactive databases
  • 21. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive maps • Use interactive databases • Ask users to tell their stories
  • 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. Digital stories are personal • Use interactive databases • Use interactive maps • Ask users to tell their stories • Use social networks
  • 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. 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