Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide, Second edition builds on the first edition’s expert guidance on working across multiple media platforms, and continues to explore getting started, building proficiency and developing professional standards in multimedia journalism.
The second edition features new chapters including:
- getting started with social media
- live reporting
- building proficiency with WordPress
- building apps for smartphones and tablets
- building a personal brand and developing a specialism
- long-form video journalism, audio and video news bulletins and magazine programmes.
The new edition also includes an extensive range of new and updated materials essential for all aspects multimedia journalism today. New areas explored include editing video and slideshows for mobile and tablet devices, the advanced use of mobile devices for reporting, location-specific content creation and delivery, the use of video and audio slideshows, and live blogging. Other updates include more material on photojournalism as a storytelling technique, using and transferring digital images and sound, the use of Google Analytics, and practical guides to storytelling through infographics, timelines, interactive graphics and maps.
The book fully engages with multimedia journalism in relation to range of social media and web publishing platforms, including WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, AudioBoom and iTunes.
The book is also be supported by fully updated online masterclasses at www.multimedia-journalism.co.uk.
something that words can’t convey with full effectiveness. If a much-loved park has been vandalised, if racist graffiti has been sprayed on graves, or if a horrible crash has occurred, stills are very useful in effectively conveying what has happened. With a still (and this is why they are called that) we get a split second frozen in time. Great stills can be incredibly memorable. You can probably picture some stills that have been imprinted on your brain. Stills are also very popular with
information. A national newspaper might have a Premiership site area that has a great depth of information about each team, its players and their form. There could be a good deal of historic information, including statistics. A local newspaper might create an area that contained reports on all matches played in local amateur leagues – far more information than they could ever present in print. If you edit a history magazine and website, you might create a site area about major historic events to
the work-placement person they have in the office. Even if there isn’t a vacancy now, make an impression and they may remember you when there is one. And if you do have a good work placement, try to follow it up with freelance work – writing the odd piece, subbing, it really doesn’t matter. If you can keep the connection with the title going, you stand a better chance of getting any job that does materialise. on the website you can: Find the best places to look for jobs Watch out for careers
create your blogs. For each of your websites, write five news stories. They should be of at least 200 words, and can be up to 400. Come up with a subject on which you would like to blog Make it something you have a keen interest in, about which you are knowledgeable and which offers plenty of scope for reporting and comment. For example, if you go to a lot of live gigs, follow football closely or are very interested in cinema, you have the basis for a blog. You might have a very
whereby much material is first published online. This means there is no such thing any longer as the weekly newspaper journalist, the monthly or weekly magazine journalist, or even the daily newspaper journalist. Today, almost all journalists must react immediately and craft their material first for the web, after which it is adapted for print, sometimes by the reporter, sometimes by sub-editors or online production staff, depending on the set-up. We can publish before, during and after an