multimedia · online journalism · teaching

What gets you excited about online journalism?

It is the beginning of semester and so I try to fill my first few lectures with lots of inspiring examples of exceptional storytelling online. Here are some of my favourite stories that I have collected over the years. An interactive, that incorporates multimedia and showcases what you can do with a breaking news story: … Continue reading What gets you excited about online journalism?

futurejournalism · multimedia · online journalism · writing

What should journalism students be learning?

The media industry is struggling navigate an online media world – that is unquestionable. But what does that mean for those who are training the journalists of the future? Mindy McAdams has written another excellent post to give food for thought to online journalism teachers. She writes that ideally online skills would be integrated into… Continue reading What should journalism students be learning?

futurejournalism · multimedia

Quick and cheap ways to be online proficient

The following is an abbreviated version of a presentation that I gave to Victorian Country Press Association. Let’s stop thinking about it as newspaper versus online presence and start thinking about how you can use an online presence to widen your community catchment (for want of a better phrase). To do this it is all… Continue reading Quick and cheap ways to be online proficient

futurejournalism · multimedia

Newspapers must use their assets in the online revolution

I am slowing working my way through my Bloglines account to catch up on the reading I missed while I was away and I found (as always) some interesting points made by Mindy McAdams. Mindy interviewed photo editors and multimedia producers at four US newspapers about what skills are most needed in newsrooms and found… Continue reading Newspapers must use their assets in the online revolution

blogging · futurejournalism · multimedia · twitter

Continuing to enhance those multimedia skills

Things have been quite hectic for me lately. There is of course the marking, which any university lecturer will know completely overtakes all else at the end of the semester. I am also heading off on honeymoon next week so I am madly getting organised for that. But enough of the excuses. Below are a… Continue reading Continuing to enhance those multimedia skills