Work to add more visual interest with your broadcast news announcements

Work to add more visual interest with your broadcast news announcements

One can think of high school television as a well-balanced dinner plate. Announcements are the potatoes in a high school television show. Potatoes are good; they can keep you alive, even on Mars. Video promos and stories add the meat. Protein is essential to life. But meat and potatoes are better with gravy. A show […]

Easily Screen Capture a Webpage in Google Chrome With This Extension

Easily Screen Capture a Webpage in Google Chrome With This Extension

We changed things around on the site a bit this week for a change of pace. Before we did though, I wanted to grab a snapshot of what the site looked like. I always encourage people and staffs to do this so they can see how the site has changed over time. In the early […]

7 Reasons High School Publication Staffs Should Buy a 360-Degree Video Camera Rather Than a Drone

7 Reasons High School Publication Staffs Should Buy a 360-Degree Video Camera Rather Than a Drone

The preceding video was taken with a 360-degree video camera at a high school journalism camp at my school a few weeks ago. Check it out. Interact with it (with your mouse or finger, depending on the device you’re on). It’s pretty fun. The last couple of years, some publication staffs have invested hundreds of dollars […]

360 Photos and Videos: What are they and how do you create them?

360 Photos and Videos: What are they and how do you create them?

If you’re looking for a new tool to add to your staff’s arsenal this year, I would start by looking at  360-degree video camera. I finally ordered one a few weeks ago. It’s an LG that ran about $250, shoots 2k video and can be controlled by my iPhone. While I’ve only had it a week, I […]

Turner: Administrators play a key role in scholastic journalism

Turner: Administrators play a key role in scholastic journalism

Missouri is the home of the greatest baseball fans in America, Mark Twain, Brad Pitt, and toasted ravioli. Toss in the fact that many fine journalists have studied at the Missouri School of Journalism and can be seen on countless national news outlets, I can’t help but look at my home state with a sense of pride. Sadly, though, Missouri is […]

20 Writing Tips For TV Packages

20 Writing Tips For TV Packages

By Judy Muller THINK!!! Do not begin until you know how you will organize the story. Make sure you know the key points you want to make – and then leave all the extraneous details OUT. Begin with a strong opening sentence – one that grabs the viewer and sets up the point of the […]

Downloadable Storyboard Templates for Broadcast Journalism

Downloadable Storyboard Templates for Broadcast Journalism

There are often requests put out to the JEA Listserv (and others) for storyboard templates. Here are a few I’ve compiled that the creators have agreed to share and let others use. If you have a storyboard you’d like to share to add to this list, please email us at info@jeadigitalmedia.org. In addition, JEA has a […]

Visme:  A New Online Infographic and Slide Shows Maker

Visme: A New Online Infographic and Slide Shows Maker

In the growing market of infographic and slide makers Visme has entered the fray. Visme offers a new level of design capabilities for infographics and presentations.  For print publications a Premium account is required to download high resolution PDFs, which does run $175 per year. Overall the program is very well designed to create infographics […]

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