Trends in Multimedia Journalism - Indiana University Presentation

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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
  • Trends in Multimedia Journalism - Indiana University Presentation

    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. 1997 Black Hawk Down 1998 Drudge Report Google 1999 Blogger IndyMedia 2000 OhMyNews AOL/Time Warner merger 2001 DotCom Bust 9/11 Tributes Wikipedia launched 2002 Google News 2004 Jon Stewart on Crossfire Rathergate Press Credentials to Bloggers WikiNews, Facebook, Digg 2005 YouTube News Corporation buys MySpace 2006 Macaca Invention of the Year - YouTube Person of the Year - You Google Buys YouTube $1.65B 2003 RSS Google Buys Blogger MySpace launched 1995 Craigslist launched Slate, Salon, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer online 2007 VA Tech Twitter tips at SXSW Invention of the Year - iPhone CNN/ YouTube Debates Pre-1995 Wired Magazine - 1993 NY Times on AOL - 1994 Nando -1994 1996 Washington Post Wall Street Journal Chicago Tribune LA Times MSNBC 2008 CBS acquires CNET Candidates embrace social media EveryBlock.com Milestones in Multimedia
    3. 3. 2009
    4. 4. 1 st phone from scene
    5. 5. Key Terms <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>User-generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile/Moblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Tag/ Tag Cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast/Vcast </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Web-first journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Programmer/Journalist </li></ul>
    6. 6. New opportunities for storytelling http://newspapervideo.ning.com/profile/JorgeSanhuezaLyon
    7. 7. 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>
    8. 8. 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>
    9. 9. Make it interactive <ul><li>Involve the user </li></ul><ul><li>User as contributor </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>
    10. 10. 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>
    11. 11. 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>
    12. 12. 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>
    13. 13. 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>
    14. 14. Be creative <ul><li>Please Touch Museum – Philadelphia Inquirer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.philly.com/inquirer/special/30621649.html </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Use data <ul><li>Geography of a Recession – NY Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/03/us/20090303_LEONHARDT.html </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Provide resources <ul><li>Age of Uncertainty – Roanoke Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blogs.roanoke.com/ageofuncertainty/ </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. 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>
    18. 18. Issues and Questions <ul><li>Skills students need to be prepared to contribute to multimedia environment </li></ul><ul><li>How to teach critical thinking and judgment, as opposed to tools </li></ul><ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Resources <ul><li>SXSW Interactive - www.sxsw.com/interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Wired Magazine - www.wired.com </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberjournalist.net - Great Work Gallery - www.cyberjournalist.net/category/great-work-gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Online News Association - ona.org </li></ul><ul><li>Online Journalism Awards - http://www.journalists.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Knight Digital Media Center - www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org </li></ul><ul><li>Poynter Online and Multimedia - www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=26 </li></ul><ul><li>Wired Journalists - wiredjournalists.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Online Journalism Review Archives - ojr.org </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Narratives - interactivenarratives.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>News Videographer Blog - Angela Grant - newsvideographer.com </li></ul><ul><li>We The Media by Dan Gillmor </li></ul><ul><li>Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins </li></ul><ul><li>The Long Tail by Chris Anderson (forthcoming book “Free” coming in July)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Editor & Publisher Awards - royal.reliaserve.com/eppy/winners2008.html </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication - jcmc.indiana.edu </li></ul>

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