Tag: storytelling

by Margaret Looney

Journalism changes at a rapid speed, and universities struggle to keep pace. The system for updating curricula is often so bureaucracy-laden that by the time a new journalism tool or skill makes it into the classroom, the next big thing has already been trending on Twitter for months. In an effort to bridge this gap, [...] more »

by Angela Washeck

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  June 2014 Deadlines Online Journalism Awards Online News Association The OJAs honor excellence in digital journalism around the world and are administered [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week, we show you a tool for creating interactive video and learn how a group of journalism students are informing people via augmented reality.  PART 1: Creating interactive video with Treehouse Treehouse is a recently launched self-serve tool that enables anyone to create interactive videos in which the [...] more »

by Jim Flink

Clutter. Chaos. Copious amounts of content. News organizations are struggling right now. Struggling to connect with users, who are migrating to increasingly diverse and cluttered platforms. Struggling to migrate their staffs, sometimes chaotically, to distribute distinct, quality, multi-platform content to different and varied platforms. Struggling to see the strategy, as every news organization adopts similar [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle The mass proliferation of smartphone cameras and mobile video apps has already reshaped the way video fits into our lives. But how is it changing the expectations — and possibilities — for visual journalism? The RJI Futures Lab sought ideas about where video journalism is headed from two [...] more »

by Margaret Looney

With readers juggling their tablets, mobile phones, laptops and more as they consume the news, journalists have an opportunity to create a new kind of story. Transmedia storytelling means dividing chunks of a story across multiple platforms to form one cohesive narrative. Transmedia stories often have audience engagement as a key goal. Creating an online [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

In 2012, multimedia micro-blogging service Tumblr was the hub for not only viral memes, but also creative book deals. The blog-based book or “blook” is hardly new. Post Secret and Stuff White People Like kicked off the blog-to-book movement in the mid-2000s. Book deals for the Tumblr generation — Garfield Minus Garfield and Hipster Puppies [...] 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 Jenny Xie

While collaboration can’t run on technology alone (our roundup of collaboration best practices makes the need for human planning and participation clear), tech tools definitely make working together easier today than it’s ever been before. The following websites, apps and software help journalists work together on multimedia storytelling, data visualization, and more. Please comment to [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

While documentary films have come a long way since 2004 when Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time, paving the way for feature documentaries to carry box-office clout, they still have limited theatrical release and struggle to find homes on network television. Video on demand and streaming have increased documentaries’ exposure [...] more »