Encourage students to cover political issues and other topics that effect us all

Encourage students to cover political issues and other topics that effect us all

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

I nearly choked on a tortilla this past December when a friend explained she didn’t follow politics or (what she calls) serious Journalism. Once I was able to dislodge the object from my throat, and catch my breath, I could only say, “What!?” She continued to explain that she honestly doesn’t care about all that […]

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Use Wikispaces for a staff manual

Use Wikispaces for a staff manual

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Create a staff manual using Wikispaces.com. When one of my veteran newspaper students needed to move on, I realized she was the only person with whom I had been working to upload editorial cartoons and illustrations. This was not a new situation.  High school media students move on all the time, especially prized graduates who […]

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An online archive of traditional print issues points viewers to your site

An online archive of traditional print issues points viewers to your site

| February 1, 2016 | 1 Comments

If you are an adviser from a school with decades of traditional print newspapers aging in school file cabinets and library shelves, it’s time to create an online, searchable archive for them. At my high school, for example, the newspaper class began production of its publication in 1959, a year after its building opened for […]

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Bringing The Game Day Experience To Your Viewers Ears

Bringing The Game Day Experience To Your Viewers Ears

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For high school broadcasters, what do you think is the most commonly overlooked part of a live sports broadcast, or at the very least it’s just an afterthought? In my opinion, it’s the audio. Audio is an aspect of your broadcast that should not be overlooked.   Audio should be given the same attention to detail […]

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Live Stream on Twitter with GoPro and Periscope

Live Stream on Twitter with GoPro and Periscope

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twitter and GoPro have teamed up to allow the GoPro camera to work with the Periscope app. Yesterday, The Little Hawk tried it out and worked fairly easily. Update the Periscope app, log a phone onto the GoPro wifi and start streaming from Periscope. The app will let users toggle back and forth between the […]

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Feb. 1 deadline approaches for Korva Coleman Excellence Award entries honoring multimedia work

Feb. 1 deadline approaches for Korva Coleman Excellence Award entries honoring multimedia work

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

SPOT 127 is now accepting entries for the 2016 Korva Coleman Excellence Awards. This national award recognizes outstanding digital media produced by young people ages 14-23. Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved crystal Korva Coleman award and a trip to Phoenix for the awards dinner on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Students are invited to submit multimedia journalism pieces in the […]

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Journalism advice by Steve Hartman from CBS News

Journalism advice by Steve Hartman from CBS News

| January 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

A few months ago I wrote about my quest to contact my journalism idol, Steve Hartman from CBS News. Through the power of networking, social media, and good old guts, I tracked Steve down via email. That email turned into a phone call. That phone call turned into me teaching a network news correspondent how […]

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Wireless Mics: Sound Takes You There

Wireless Mics: Sound Takes You There

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is a plug for the use of wireless, lavaliere microphones, because they can make your video stories better in so many ways. A wireless mic lets your subject, or your reporter, or your anchor, provide you with great sound while remaining untethered to the camera.  This makes shooting much more flexible.  Professionals use them […]

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YouTube’s Interface During A Live Event

YouTube’s Interface During A Live Event

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

What does it look like behind the scenes when streaming with YouTube’s live streaming service? Well, I have a sneak peak for you.  Linked below is a short screen recording during a live stream of high school football game played in November of 2015.  The voice-over was recorded in January of 2016. The video shows […]

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