How tos of convergence draft

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This Powerpoint presentation was presented at the 2011 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Meeting in Fort Worth on April 1. Basic information on how to create convergent journalism pieces including links to freeware. Links are also provided to training sites and examples.

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How tos of convergence draft

  1. 1. The How-Tos of Convergence by Dr. Kay L. Colley Texas Wesleyan University Presented at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention, March 31-April 2, Fort Worth, Texas
  2. 2. What is Convergence? <ul><li>Using the appropriate medium to tell the story best </li></ul><ul><li>Which tells the story best? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.therambler.org/news/hubba-hubba-hubba-1.2374450 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_BlEs-GB3A </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What does it look like? <ul><li>ACP multimedia winners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dailyuw.com/series/behind-budget/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.studentmediacorp.com/multimedia/earthday/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.interactivenarratives.org </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.storycenter.org/stories/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.storycenter.org/stories/index.php?cat=8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aretha Franklin at Detroit Free Press </li></ul><ul><li>I35 collapse in Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>LA Times It’s a War </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Media, War and Terrorism Class at Texas Wesleyan </li></ul>
  4. 4. Do Your Schools Do This Already? <ul><li>This is not a rhetorical question. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Do Your Schools Do This? <ul><li>This is not a rhetorical question. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where Do You Start? <ul><li>The story’s the thing </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on the medium </li></ul><ul><li>Use your tools wisely </li></ul><ul><li>How to keep the story the thing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to think beyond the printed word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to supplement your skill set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fisher grid </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What tools do you need? <ul><li>Audio recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Video recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Still Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Repository (Your Channels) </li></ul><ul><li>A way to market your stories (Your website; Twitter account; Facebook account) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Audio recorders <ul><li>Will my iPhone work? </li></ul><ul><li>Will a cheap digital recorder work? </li></ul><ul><li>What software do I need? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to focus on? Tips for audio recording </li></ul><ul><li>An ethical reminder and legal moment </li></ul>
  9. 9. Video camera <ul><li>Will my iPhone work? </li></ul><ul><li>Will a cheap video camera work? </li></ul><ul><li>What about a video/still camera combo? </li></ul><ul><li>What software do I need? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to focus on? Tips for video recording </li></ul>
  10. 10. Still cameras <ul><li>Will my iPhone work? </li></ul><ul><li>Will a cheap point and shoot work? </li></ul><ul><li>What software do I need? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to focus on? Tips for basic photography </li></ul>
  11. 11. Software review <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>Gimp Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary Software on equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Final Cut Express vs Final Cut Pro </li></ul><ul><li>More free and cheap software list available at: http://kaycolley.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Repository or Your Channels <ul><li>Your website </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube channel </li></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes (maybe) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul>
  13. 13. Marketing Your Stories <ul><li>Your Facebook account </li></ul><ul><li>Your Twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>Using QR Codes </li></ul><ul><li>Email newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>SMS blasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS Form from Doug Fisher </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Sources to Read More <ul><li>Principles of Convergent Journalism, Wilkinson, Grant and Fisher </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital Journalist’s Handbook by Mark Luckie </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 as a pdf </li></ul><ul><li>List on http://kaycolley.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts and such on these wikis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ramblertraining.wetpaint.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://texaswesleyannewsreporting.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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