Monthly Archives: March 2013

Week 9

In Class: -Pick of the Week: Your last two in-class assignments are the key building blocks of multimedia storytelling. For example: Running Voices (NYTimes.com) In the Belly of the Boom in North Dakota High-School Seniors Predict Their Future (NYTimes.com) -Welcome back check-in. See … Continue reading

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In-Class 5-Shot Video Exercise

Shooting Get a partner. Each person should have a video camera. Go somewhere. Come up with a physical activity you want to shoot. (Doing a cartwheel, throwing a ball, rapping, throwing your cell phone in the trash, etc.) Shoot the … Continue reading

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Post 9: Preview Post Due March 31

Due Sunday, March 31 at 8 p.m. Worth 30 points Over the next month, you will do: -An audio Q & A -A free post -A video post This week’s assignment – your preview post – is an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Post 10: Audio and Photo Due April 7

Due Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. Worth 50 points 1. Find a relevant and compelling person with something to say about your topic. Set up a time for your in-person interview. Have a backup plan. 2. Prepare and research … Continue reading

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10 Ways Web Video Journalism Is Unique

1. Authentic and audience are key. With online video, quality still matters, but doing it in an authentic way that connects with your audience is the most essential quality. For example, see how David Pogue(NYTimes.com) and Walter Mossberg (Wall Street Journal) approach their … Continue reading

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Student Reporter’s Guide to Shooting Smart Phone Video

Recommended Apps and Hardware: Camcorder (Android) – Free The stock Android camcorder app lets you choose in HD or other quality levels and supports video stabilization. It’s a great place to start. FiLMiC Classic (iPhone) – Free This free iPhone app allows … Continue reading

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Week 8

In Class: Pick of the Week – Cowbird.com –Audio gathering and editing overview –A student reporter’s guide to recording audio with a smartphone –In-class audio assignment (worth 10 quiz points) Assignments: -Read JournalismNext Chapter 6 – “Visual storytelling with photographs” -Read JournalismNext … Continue reading

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