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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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How to Capture Great Web Video Interviews from Software Advice

How to Capture Great Web Video Interviews from Software Advice

| October 22, 2012 | 1 Comments

We talk a lot on this site about easy ways to use video in our classrooms and productions. I recently came upon an excellent resource, Software Advice, that discussed ways to capture great videos over the Internet. Here are the 5 basics to capturing great videos over the web: Create a Skype account Set up […]

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Multimedia Journalism iBook Released

Multimedia Journalism iBook Released

| August 1, 2012 | 1 Comments

  Los Angeles-based multimedia journalist and Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism professor Richard Koci Hernandez recently released an iBook reviewing the latest apps and gear for mobile journalism. Mobile Reporting Field Guide was created in collaboration with his students as part of an 8-week course.  The ibook includes reviews, samples and how-to videos.  The core […]

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Avoid copyright and use royalty-free music for video production

Avoid copyright and use royalty-free music for video production

| July 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

As a dad, I have found, when I give my son a choice, we are able to get to a decision much faster than just asking him what he wants. If I say “Terry what do you want?” the discussion inevitably turns into a power struggle. The same holds true for your students. You’re in class. […]

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