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#Tip: Remember these tips for multimedia storytelling

Interactives and multimedia stories seemed to be everywhere in 2013, and although they can do a great job of explaining complex issues or marrying multimedia content the bottom line should always be the story, not the technology.

These eight tips featured on the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism blog, written by experience multimedia producers, cover the process from beginning to end and offer important advice on elements to bear in mind when going beyond the written word.

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#Tip: Download these free ebooks on journalism

June 7th, 2013 | 1 Comment | Posted by in Top tips for journalists
By Wiertz Sebastien on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

By Wiertz Sebastien on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Paul Bradshaw compiled a list of 20 free e-books (later updated to 37) and published them on his Online Journalism Blog. Topics such as online journalism and multimedia; computer-assisted reporting; community management; data and information; culture, copyright and code; investigative journalism; and design and programming are all included, making sure there’s something for everyone.

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#Tip: Producing multimedia with online in mind

March 1st, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists
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By dominicotine on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Journalism academic and founder of the Online Journalism Blog Paul Bradshaw put together a Storify last month looking at different ways news outlets have presented multimedia online. In the Storify Bradshaw highlights some of the key features of video and audio made with online in mind, compared to coverage on more traditional broadcast platforms.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: Digital projects to inspire multimedia storytelling

New York Times's Snowfall package

New York Times’s Snowfall package

On the 10,000 Words blog Lauren Rabaino puts a spotlight on ten different examples of “innovative storytelling formats”, prompted by the New York Times Snowfall package, which could inspire others considering similar projects.

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The Sun launches ‘multimedia studio’ with video webchat

January 24th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Broadcasting, Multimedia

Sun webchat

The Sun has launched a new “multimedia studio”, which it used this week to host a video webchat with actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The studio will not be in full-time use until February, but Schwarzenegger helped open the studio on Tuesday (22 January).

The 30 minute webchat used the Showcaster platform to provide live video from their new studio, alongside a chatbox in which users could post questions. The questions were moderated and put to Schwarzenegger by showbiz editor Gordon Smart.

A video of the interview was then posted on the Sun’s online ‘showbiz’ section, accompanied by a write-up of the interview focusing on the show-business related aspects of his answers.

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#Tip of the day for journalists – multimedia reporting pointers

October 23rd, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Multimedia, Top tips for journalists

Poynter has a “career chat” with Ball State University professor of multimedia journalism Jennifer George-Palilonis, in which she outlines ‘tips on what tools you should learn and the skills you should acquire’ for multimedia reporting, as well as training tips, according to the site.

See the full post here.

Journalists also interested more generally in digital journalism tools can check out Journalism.co.uk’s topic page which collects together features on such tech.

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Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – improving use of audio in multimedia reporting

On Poynter there’s a detailed ‘how-to’ by Casey Frechette which runs through 10 tips on improving the way audio is produced and presented in multimedia output.

He writes that “sound can make or break a multimedia production”, and as a result offers a collection of tips on getting it right, from understanding and using four different types of audio in projects to introducing “layers to create richer sound”.

Here is his full list.

Tipster: Rachel McAthy

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – how to perform integrated storytelling

In this podcast Journalism.co.uk’s technology correspondent Sarah Marshall finds out some useful tips on the different ways journalists and news organisations can use a multitude of publishing tools to tell integrated stories, across text, audio, social media and video.

The podcast features advice from the integrated storytelling panel at news:rewired – connected journalism: multimedia producer Adam Westbrook, co-founder of Storify Xavier Damman and executive producer for Guardian.co.uk Stephen Abbott.

Tipster: Rachel McAthy

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Beet.TV: Vook on working with ABC News to produce video books

In this video interview on Beet.TV Matthew Cavnar, head of product at Vook, a company which creates video books, talks about its collaboration with ABC News to produce a ‘vook’ which combines its text and video reporting of significant events.

Recent publications produced by Vook and ABC News, which Cavner claims offers the “360 degree experience of a news story”, includes the capture of Osama Bin Laden and the royal wedding in London.

Cavner added that while the company is looking at extending the platform out to partners, for now it is concentrating on its uses in-house.

Right now we’re really focused on going to a media company, going to a publisher, and saying we’ve got the platform … come work with us and create 50, 100, 1,000 titles because we’ve got the ability to do it.

… We think we’re basically cornering that market of scalable quality.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – Creative Commons on YouTube

Following on from yesterday’s tip of the day, which looked at using YouTube’s in-house video editing tool, today’s tip is about accessing creative commons content through the video site.

We often use Creative Commons images on our site, and there is a lot of video under a CC license out there too. It’s often difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for under CC, but the library of content is growing and it’s a valuable resource.

The new CC tab on YouTube allows you to easily search for and attribute content, as well as marking your own content with a CC license.

See more on the YouTube blog at this link.

Tipster: Joel Gunter.

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