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Jn3800 second assignment geolocation

  1. 1. JN3800 ASSIGNMENT TWO AND GEOLOCATION
  2. 2. DEADLINE: th December 5pm, 13 2013
  3. 3. The story so far  All multimedia elements covered       Images Text (writing for the web) Video Data Audio Mapping (covered this afternoon and tomorrow)  First assignment completed
  4. 4. Assignment 2: What the MIP says  3 skills tests: video, mapping and data (80%)  Editorial mark (80%)           Newsworthiness Choice of interviewees Interview technique Content presentation and chunking Social Media engagement and distribution Demonstrating an awareness of digital publishing styles Originality Writing for the web Newswriting/grammar Overall multimedia implementation
  5. 5. But what is a multimedia package?  There’s a wide range of examples of what a multimedia package could be:  Standard news story and feature with multimedia elements EXAMPLE  Immersive and/or long form content EXAMPLE and EXAMPLE  Video/Audio lead piece with supporting text (and other media not included here) EXAMPLE  Immersive geolocated ‘experience’ EXAMPLE  Timeline EXAMPLE
  6. 6. What is a multimedia journalism package?  Consider the story and the form  It is not a 1st person reflection on the process  It can be a ‘hard news’ story  A more informal ‘blog’ or soft feature  An investigation around a theme containing a number of perspectives or media elements
  7. 7. Order of content  Consider structure and how your multimedia is placed around a blog post or a collection of individual pages  Consider:  What your strongest news point is/or most compelling hook  What your readers first encounter on your page  What is your strongest multimedia element (both in terms of quality and in terms of relevance to your story)  Make the most of the ‘good stuff’
  8. 8. Interviews: the long and the short of it (audio and video)  Voxpopuli: voices and talking heads can add a richness to a multimedia piece.  Vox pops are short and punch. One question, and a range of answers EXAMPLE  A longer interview can be compelling and engaging. By covering more in-depth ground, your audio is performing a different task to a “simple” vox pop.  A lengthy and ‘mediated’ can add value to your overall piece. You may script some of the links, allowing multiple voices to appear and you join them together
  9. 9. LINKING STRATEGY: Remember the link economy  Hyperlinks are a central part of the web and digital literacy  Use them to provide a valuable resource to your reader    Link to other websites for additional information Link to your own editorial to construct a self-referential structure and create added value Link to other platforms where your content may be found  Don’t overlink  Do link: layer the content and act as an authority (but not gatekeeper)  (note: raw URL addresses are ugly)
  10. 10. DIGITAL COMMUNITIES  Have you harnessed digital communities for  Leads and ideas  Contacts and interviews  Data and visualisations  Opportunities to distribute your content  Opportunities to reach different audiences
  11. 11. Multiplatform multimedia  Consider different platforms to host your content      Flickr Vimeo Instagram Facebook YouTube  What do you need to do to maximise ‘reach’. Think about ‘discoverability’. Include:   Descriptions Tags
  12. 12. Questions?
  13. 13. Geolocation  Increasingly being used to assist with storytelling     Mapping Social sharing apps such as foursquare Beginnings of augmented reality Gathering and verifying citizen journalism from around the world  Can present information in an alternative way: uniting fragmented narrative into a cohesive whole  Smartphones and cameras now equipped with GPS capabilities: providing the data required to map images  Visualisation tools allow both the display of information data, and provide users with opportunity to manipulate it     Tools include Google Drive/spreadsheets. Google Fusion Tables Tableau Public Development of open source mapping tools to allow a digital community to coalesce and input data
  14. 14. Geolocation and mapping  Create visual impact  Uses open data to create new interaction and storytelling opportunities  Can combine with other data to create mash-ups  News organisations have been doing this for a while  Can produce fascinating tools  Avoids dull text  Embedded video (although this function is not currently available on Google Maps classic)  Publish original data  Good tool for local and hyperlocal sites
  15. 15. Man-made Google maps  Offer a range of symbols to aid understanding  Route mapping and road tracking  Video and image integration (within certain constraints).
  16. 16. How to create a Google Map  Go to Google Maps and log in  Click my places  Click Create Map: Classic allows a basic embed function  Begin to fill in fields
  17. 17. Questions… Key questions to ask yourself before making a map  Does it add value to your story?  Does it make information more understandable?  Could the data be expressed in a more effective way? (examples include graphs, timelines, pie charts and tables) Key questions to ask yourself after making a map  Does the data tell the story in the way you intended?  Is it understandable?  Is your piece stronger with it than without it.
  18. 18. Seminar What  Take one news stories from any news-based publisher in the UK that has a strong ‘where’ element  Create a custom google map and place relevant images, text and hyperlinks on the map.    The bubble content must contain a link to a website version of the article The bubble content must also contain one additional link to a website related to the story. Create a new blog post on your blog and embed your google map in the post with some explanatory text. How  The choice of articles is up to you but you should obviously look for those with a strong ‘where’ element. The creation of a Google map should be straightforward but you should explore the options available such as custom icons to effectively communicate your story.
  19. 19. Google maps – classic https://maps.google.com/
  20. 20. DATA GATHERING: MAPPING - OPEN A NEW GOOGLE SPREADSHEET - USING THE =IMPORTHTML() FORMULA FROM LAST WEEK, SCRAPE THE LIST OF CHELSEA PLAYERS FROM - HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/LIST_OF_CHELSEA_F.C._PLAYERS
  21. 21. DATA GATHERING 1 - CAN YOU ANSWER? - WHAT COUNTRIES HAVE THE PLAYERS COME FROM AND HOW MANY? =ImportHtml("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chelsea_F.C._players", "table",1)
  22. 22. DATA GATHERING 1 - COUNT THE UNIQUE ENTRIES USING: =UNIQUE ({START CELL:ENDCELL}) E.G =UNIQUE(B2:B166) - COUNT THE NUMBER OF TIMES EACH ENTRY IS MENTIONED USING: =COUNTIF({STARTCELL:ENDCELL}, {VALUE}) E.G =COUNTIF(B2:B166, I3) SEE THIS IN ACTION ATHTTP://BIT.LY/JN3800DATACHELSEA
  23. 23. CAN YOU MAKE..? A HEATMAP OF YOUR COUNTRY TABLE

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