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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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Sound Design For Broadcast And Video

Sound Design For Broadcast And Video

| January 14, 2013 | 1 Comments

We often talk about the visual elements of broadcast journalism and multimedia like composition, focus and movement.  But the unsung hero of video journalism is really sound. Think about it: you get the EXACT quote from your sources (no one can claim you misquoted them), and you can hear their intonation and emotion.  Instead of […]

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Coulson: Top 10 Multimedia Skills New Journalists Should Have

Coulson: Top 10 Multimedia Skills New Journalists Should Have

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

I had this nice list shared with me yesterday. It was posted by Melanie Coulson on her blog. It’s her list of skills new multimedia journalists must have. It’s a nice list of six essential skills and another four that would be a great bonus. The list ranges from Live Blogging and Audio Editing to […]

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Apps for the student journalist: Recorder Plus II/HD

Apps for the student journalist: Recorder Plus II/HD

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

What: Recorder Plus II/HD Platform: iOS Cost: free version or a 4.99 option For on the spot audio interviews or to capture some natural sound, Recorder Plus II is a good option. Recorder Plus will allow you to take some quick audio, edit it, and publish it immediately. In this app you can record audio […]

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