High School Media on Instagram

High School Media on Instagram

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Linked here is Google spreadsheet of High School Media on Instagram. If you’re not on the list, we’d love to add you. Fill out the form to add yourself to the list. 

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5 Tips to Increase your Facebook Reach

5 Tips to Increase your Facebook Reach

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chris Snider, who teaches multimedia journalism at Drake University, posted this column on the Des Moines Register earlier this month: 5 Tips to Get Facebook to Show Brand’s Content. The piece has practical tips from “Use Multimedia” to “Time Your Posts” for staffer’s who are running their journalism program’s Facebook page. Give it a read and […]

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photojournalist Chris Lee uses 360 Panorama technique to help document unrest in Ferguson

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photojournalist Chris Lee uses 360 Panorama technique to help document unrest in Ferguson

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Journalism students and instructors are always hearing about apps and tools they should use for covering events. Sometimes, it’s tough to find these tools used effectively in actual reporting. We’ve actually posted before about St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Chris Lee’s use of the 360 panoramas. It was a post in 2013 about his use of them […]

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Using Screencast-Omatic and a YouTube Channel to Flip a Journalism Class

Using Screencast-Omatic and a YouTube Channel to Flip a Journalism Class

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year, I have a goal to create more videos using Screen-Cast-O-Matic like the following one and uploading the how-to videos to my YouTube channel. This strategy is referred to as a Flipped classroom where students can watch tutorials or lessons from home and then come ready to try and complete the task in class. […]

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Why Google Drive’s new suggesting mode is the best things since… Google Drive

Why Google Drive’s new suggesting mode is the best things since… Google Drive

| August 18, 2014 | 1 Comments

I was having a meeting of the minds with my editors this summer, and the topic of our editing system came up as an area for potential revision. In the past, we used a pretty complicated solution to work around a pretty simple problem: Google documents were built to collaboratively edit documents, but we needed […]

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Sprout Social has a great guide to social media image sizes

Sprout Social has a great guide to social media image sizes

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coming back to school after a nice summer and dusting off your staff’s social accounts only to find they need quite a bit of TLC? Did your social network make some design changes that have your profile looking a bit wonky? Never fear, Sprout Social is here to help. The have an online guide that is […]

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In 3…2…1…Livestreaming Video!

In 3…2…1…Livestreaming Video!

| August 8, 2014 | 1 Comments

Last year, we tried something entirely new for our broadcast program: livestreaming sporting events. In past years, students had always asked me if we could do some sort of sports broadcasting. The technical aspects – and the costs – of starting some like this, however, was prohibitive. Last year, with the help of our school’s tech department and a […]

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Five MORE ways to promote your site in the first weeks of school

Five MORE ways to promote your site in the first weeks of school

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comments

About four years ago, I shared “5 ways to promote your site in the first weeks of school” on this site. After rereading it, all five of those tips still stand, but we have added a few more since then. So here’s the sequel, five more ways to promote your site in the first weeks […]

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Using the Most Effective Medium

Using the Most Effective Medium

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Sight, sound, motion and emotion.” That was the selling pitch that I heard over and over when I heard why an advertiser should choose TV over another medium. The same “pitch” holds true for choosing whether or not the story you want to tell works best for video or not. In our pitch meetings at […]

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