Create mobile Picture in Picture videos with the  Video in Video app

Create mobile Picture in Picture videos with the Video in Video app

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was at the Journalism Interactive conference this past weekend at the University of Missouri. I got a lot of great takeaways from my time there. One was the Video in Video app. You can find the app in the iTunes store here. Judd Slivka, assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, showed off the app […]

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Check out the Journalism Interactive Conference and Its Live Streamed Sessions

Check out the Journalism Interactive Conference and Its Live Streamed Sessions

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Journalism Interactive Conference is taking place today and tomorrow at the University of Missouri. It’s an annual conference with the aim of improving journalism education. They have a series of sessions being streamed from Vivian Schiller speaking about what it means to be a news organization in the digital age to Friday afternoon’s Teach-A-Thon where […]

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NSPA Spring National Convention Best of Show and Pacemaker Winners Announced

NSPA Spring National Convention Best of Show and Pacemaker Winners Announced

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

From April 16-19, the spring national high school journalism convention took place in Denver. The four days of programming included a variety of sessions, competitions and activities for student journalists to participate in. On Saturday, the Best of Show winners were announced as well as the 2015 Online Pacemaker winners. See the Best of Show […]

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Tips for creating video promos of your staff’s work

Tips for creating video promos of your staff’s work

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Promos work. Are your students creating promotional spots to remind viewers about their upcoming programs? Posting promos on social media outlets like Twitter or Facebook, or on your website, can create a buzz for your show. Want proof? In March of 2013, we created a 35-second clip promoting a special edition of our show about […]

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Creating Infographics in Piktochart for the Web and Print

Creating Infographics in Piktochart for the Web and Print

| April 9, 2015 | 1 Comments

Recently, Piktochart called me up to ask about how The Little Hawk is using infographics and our education license. They published… #UserStory: Jonathan Rogers on the joy of engaging students in journalism with technology The big tip after reading over their article would be to sign up for EDUCATION RATE and use their tutorials.  Make […]

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Tutorial: How to Use Periscope to Livestream Events

Tutorial: How to Use Periscope to Livestream Events

| April 7, 2015 | 1 Comments

Here are a couple tutorials for Twitter’s livestream app Periscope. You can get the basic idea of how to use this video broadcasting tool with your mobile device. While the tutorials can give you a good of how to use the app, they are free so there are some limitations. These are a good starting […]

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Periscope and Meerkat Apps Bring Live Streaming to the Masses

Periscope and Meerkat Apps Bring Live Streaming to the Masses

| March 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

  Two new mobile apps allow anyone to stream a live video feed across social media.  Meerkat (@appmeerkat) was the first to hit the market, and was a big hit at SXSW recently.  Periscope (@periscopeco) is owned by Twitter and launched last week.  Both allow you to connect via your Twitter accounts so your followers can […]

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A few tips to help get you started taking photos with a DSLR camera

A few tips to help get you started taking photos with a DSLR camera

| March 27, 2015 | 1 Comments

I have been clicking photos since I was very young (in the single digits). When I realized I could actually work in a darkroom at my high school, I was elated. As college came around, minoring in Photography just seemed like a perfect fit. Now, I find myself spending much of my day teaching Photography […]

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Beyond the Lip Dub Factory: Courageous Broadcast Journalists

Beyond the Lip Dub Factory: Courageous Broadcast Journalists

| March 25, 2015 | 3 Comments

Someone once said that bad things happen in the world, but its our job as journalists to help fix them. This kind of reporting takes courage, especially for broadcast journalism students, who are often relegated to airing daily announcements and making lip dub videos to, you know, improve school spirit. As advisers, it’s time to […]

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