Photos and Audio Clip

Photos and audio…make a story more vivid by adding strong visuals and allowing the audience to hear the voice person being interviewed.

Examples:
A pro:
-NYTimes.com used photos and audio to flesh out a story about common health problems facing truck drivers

A student:
-Take a tour of the Renault Winery

Requirements for the Assignment:
-Pick a story that can be told with both photographs and audio.
-Do reporting, interviews, and collect audio
-Photograph the subject
-Edit audio and export as .mp3
-Edit and select your photos
-Must have 3+ photos and audio clip (maximum length 2 min)

Tools and Technology:
-Camera
-Digital recorder, mic and headphones
-Audio editing software

Tutorials:
Here are step-by-step instructions for getting you audio from your recorder to your blog.

Converting Audio Files
How to Convert Audio Files Using Switch

Audio Editing 
Garage Band (Mac Only) – Garage Band Basics for Journalists Tutorial (8:50)

Audacity (PC and Mac) – Watch video overview Audacity Basics for Journalists (11:24)
Setting up preferences in Audacity (pdf) – these preferences must be set BEFORE you open your first audio file in Audacity
Superfast Guide to Audio Editing (pdf) – includes instructions for installing Audacity on your home computer. (Mindy McAdams)
Editing Audio with Audacity (Part 2) (pdf) – more detailed instructions (Mindy McAdams)
How to Use Audacity (Knight Digital Media Center)

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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