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Multimedia Journalism Presentation for UT ASNE High School Journalism Institute

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  • Teach Web design and online journalism Dramatic, unpredictable changes over the past decade Blogs, podcasts, social media Online audio, video, slideshows, animated graphics Wikipedia, Craigslist, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, Google Maps, Second Life
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  • Mult Journ Asne

    1. 1. Trends in Multimedia Journalism Cindy Royal, Ph.D Assistant Professor Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication [email_address] www.cindyroyal.com www.onthatnote.com cindytech.wordpress.com
    2. 2. New opportunities for storytelling http://newspapervideo.ning.com/profile/JorgeSanhuezaLyon
    3. 3. Think story, not tools <ul><li>Writing is still key </li></ul><ul><li>Tell engaging stories </li></ul><ul><li>A People Torn, Minneapolis Star Tribune </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.startribune.com/local/11608761.html </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Focus on visual, sound <ul><li>Maximize use of photos, audio, video where appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic - Ivory Wars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/03/ivory-wars/fay-text </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Make it interactive <ul><li>Involve the user </li></ul><ul><li>User as contributor </li></ul><ul><li>Use data </li></ul><ul><li>NY Times - Rent vs. Buy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/10/business/2007_BUYRENT_GRAPHIC.html </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Integrate media <ul><li>Don’t fixate on one medium; seamlessly integrate text, audio, video, photos, interactivity, graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Be comfortable working in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Post - Being a Black Man </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/interactives/blackmen/blackmen.html </li></ul>
    7. 7. Have a broad base of skills <ul><li>Pick the right tool for the job </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/30/business/economy/2009-economy-words.html?ref=multimedia </li></ul>
    8. 8. Pool your resources <ul><li>Combine existing work on the same topic into a cohesive package </li></ul><ul><li>Las Vegas Sun – History of Las Vegas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lasvegassun.com/history/ </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Be creative <ul><li>Get ideas from other industries: advertising, technology, social networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Post - On Being </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://specials.washingtonpost.com/onbeing/ </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Provide resources <ul><li>Age of Uncertainty – Roanoke Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blogs.roanoke.com/ageofuncertainty/ </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Student Projects <ul><li>Learn skills in XHTML, CSS, Flash, graphic design, photo, audio, & video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling via integration of tools </li></ul><ul><li>A Toast to the Hill Country - mclabserv.oldmain.txstate.edu/wine_tour </li></ul><ul><li>San Marcos Online - mclabserv.oldmain.txstate.edu/sanmarcos </li></ul><ul><li>Thread Austin - mclabserv.oldmain.txstate.edu/threadaustin </li></ul><ul><li>Firestation Studios - http://www.jonzmikly.com/final/ </li></ul><ul><li>Pop-up Music Buzz - http://cncooper.com/popupmusic/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>South By Texas State – www.sxtxstate.com </li></ul>

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