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Mini-lessons for advisers when news cycles are slow: Natural Sound

Mini-lessons for advisers when news cycles are slow: Natural Sound

| March 6, 2015 | 3 Comments

The audio in a video is just as important, if not more, than the actual video itself. Without sound, you don’t have video. You may have heard that from me before. Sound brings the visual images and action on the screen to life. It’s very important to plan for sound, and use the natural sound […]

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UC Berkeley offers free online tutorials

UC Berkeley offers free online tutorials

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Searching the Web for a simple Google spreadsheets tutorial, I stumbled upon the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s catalog of online tutorials for students. The tutorials are freely accessible, and they run the gamut from basics to complex, multi-part tutorials. Here are a few that you and your students might fight useful: Tutorial: […]

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Podcast Setup

Podcast Setup

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few have asked me what my setup is for the podcasts I produce. It’s cobbled together with equipment that I already had. That said, we bought a new, more portable sound board for livestreaming that has a USB output. That has saved us a lot of headaches and time. MacGuyver would be proud of me. […]

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Training Broadcast Students: The Ethics of Getting It Right

Training Broadcast Students: The Ethics of Getting It Right

| November 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Like it or not, appearances are everything in broadcast journalism and it’s important for our students to get it technically right every time. This isn’t a matter of vanity, but one of journalism ethics.  An unbalanced camera can make a source appear “crooked” or untrustworthy.  Overmodulated audio can make a statement unintelligible.  Choppy editing can […]

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12 Digital Tools for Journalists – A share from the SPJ Convention

12 Digital Tools for Journalists – A share from the SPJ Convention

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Megan Fromm, JEA Professional Support Director, attended the Society of Professional Journalist’s Excellence in Journalism Convention a few weeks ago and came back with a great list of digital tools. She attended a presentation led by representatives from the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism where they shared the following digital tools for journalists. It’s a […]

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Looking for some new photo, video, audio, multimedia or FTP apps? Check out this ThingLink

Looking for some new photo, video, audio, multimedia or FTP apps? Check out this ThingLink

| September 5, 2014 | 1 Comments

I stumbled upon this ThingLink a few weeks ago and it’s got some great apps to check out in a variety of categories, I even found a few new ones to download myself. While it’s not updated recently to include newcomers like Hyperlapse, it’s still got a great list of apps to check out. Hover […]

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Podcasting Basics for Beginners

Podcasting Basics for Beginners

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The “War of the Worlds” hoax, Edward R. Murrow covering the bombing of London from rooftops during WWII and FDR’s fireside chats. All of those were examples of famous (or infamous) radio broadcasts throughout the history of the medium. While it is easy to get caught up in the fact that video is becoming easier […]

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Broadcast Journalism resources and training

Broadcast Journalism resources and training

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a journalism teacher, we are not only asked to write stories, take photographs, produce yearbooks, shoot videos or create online content. In order to properly prepare our students for the multimedia journalism world, we must be able to do it all. Yet making a good video seems to be a hurdle many of us […]

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How To Choose a Video Camera for Broadcast Journalism

How To Choose a Video Camera for Broadcast Journalism

| March 5, 2013 | 3 Comments

Choosing the right video camera for your broadcast, video or multimedia program can be tricky. The market is filled with a wide range of products, and it seems like you never get that perfect combination of features and cost. Here are some tips for making the right decision, no matter what your budget or need. […]

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