Los Angeles Times journalists Rich Connell and Robert Lopez have broken all kinds of investigative stories with the kind of new-age multimedia coverage that is usually reserved for features, news and entertainment stories.
On Saturday, April 16 at the NSPA/JEA convention in Anaheim, Connell and Lopez presented their work — Using Multimedia Tools in Investigations — to students and teachers. The only catch: they didn’t have an internet connection.
So, with their permission, we are providing this link to their assembled work. The website showcases their work on investigating high-profile public visibility stories, such as . . .
- Salvadoran street gangs
- Use of red light cameras
- A devastating fatal train accident
- The slaying of a legendary journalist
And prehaps most useful, they provide some great how-to advice on shooting video footage and creating Google Maps.
Robert Lopez was shared another session, Digital Reporting Made Easy, which has a useful and resource-filled website. The site compiles some basic beginning information for any student or teacher just getting started with the terminology and online tools for digital reporting.