Tag: storytelling

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore some ideas for advancing journalistic video via automated production, live-streamed user-generated footage, and thoughtful storytelling.   PART 1: Automated production via Wochit Wochit is a cloud-based video creation platform that automates much of the process of creating story packages — complete with scripted narration — related to breaking news or online […] more »

by Erica A. Hernandez

Mark Little has one wish for journalism students. In what he considers to be a golden age of journalism, he hopes the see the future journalists of the world go beyond just testing boundaries. “It’d be nice to think that people here are going to set new boundaries and break them,” Little said during a […] more »

by Ted Spiker

Attending a wedding in Ireland several years ago, Mark Little saw fellow guests looking at their phones, as they learned that Michael Jackson had died. Soon, the group was dancing to Thriller as a tribute to the late star. That dance, Little said, happened 15 minutes before the Los Angeles Times had even officially announced […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon and Apple just made buying digital media a lot more attractive (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. News for high schools: Digital media plus teaching equals support for freedom (Eric Newton / Knight Foundation) 3. Susan Glasser named Editor of Politico (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 4. NewsCorp: Google is a ‘platform for piracy’ (BBC […] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

It’s a common problem whenever you teach a visual course — how do you instill the idea of visual variety? Here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, I’ve introduced a photo assignment that the kids call the Dr. Seuss Assignment with the goal of helping them find different ways […] more »

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 »