Tag: multimedia

by Julie Keck

1. CHART: iTunes users spend a lot on apps and music, not so much on e-books (GigaOm) 2. Selling books online with clever metadata (Digital Book World) 3. The on-going story: Twitter and writing (The New Yorker) 4. Apple e-books trial may affect content pricing agreements (Forbes) 5. On becoming multimedia emperors (Indie Reader)  Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox.  more »

by Danielle McNamara

For those of us with a tight budget, little tech know-how, and even less time, there is still hope for adding multimedia into your communications plans. In not much time at all, you can produce a powerful photo slideshow or video with some fairly simple tools. Here are three quick and easy tools to incorporate […] more »

by Mark Glaser

“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” It’s a disparaging take on teaching from George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman.” But what if you think about it another way: “Those who can, do and rethink teaching.” That’s the aim of Merrill Brown, who has been a “do’er” for years, helping to start Court TV, […] more »

by Paul Barnwell

“I feel like a trailblazer Mr. Barnwell!”  Courtney exclaimed to me. She was a junior at Fern Creek Traditional High School in Louisville, Ky., and told me this early in the school year. She was in front of an iMac desktop, engaging in a blog debate on the usefulness of Twitter in the high school […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

When college students get a syllabus on the first day of class, they expect it to lay out exactly what will happen during the course: its goals, tasks and deadlines. Finding that they’re expected to deal with “flexibility,” “adaptability,” “rapid change,” and “making mistakes” might be unnerving. However, those are likely to be the characteristics […] more »

by Carla King

In the two years since I wrote a “A Self-Publisher’s Primer to Enhanced E-Books and Book Apps,” the development of user-friendly tools for authors to build rich-media books has boomed. Aerbook Maker and Kwik are two easy-to-use tools for authors of graphically rich enhanced e-books and apps. Mimetic Books is developing a tool for photographers […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Sometimes, it takes more than one storyteller to get a story right — especially when the subjects of the story are members of a community that often feels misrepresented by media. Thanks to multimedia storytelling tool Cowbird, photographer Aaron Huey and National Geographic were able to collaborate with the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. What journalists should know about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram (Poynter) 2. More than 1 in 3 U.S. households have at least one TV hooked up to the web (PaidContent) 3. To keep readers, traditional publishers need to figure out how […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Photographers who might have aspired to see their work published on the glossy pages of a magazine can now opt for the glossy screen of an iPad. Once Magazine, a “visual storytelling” app for the iPad, is a new showcase for photographers’ work and related multimedia. The app provides three cohesive photo essays, each with […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. Doing multimedia journalism and teaching it are two very different things. The past semester marked my […] more »