A multimedia journalism textbook

Just found a multimedia journalism book published in February. The book is titled “Videojournalism: Multimedia Storytelling.” I will designate this book as a required textbook for my Convergent Journalism class.

I have been looking for a good text for my class for some time, but haven’t found one that meets my needs. Instead of the piecemeal style materials I have found for the students regarding the various aspects of multimedia journalism, I need a text that is systematic, hands-on and up-to-date.

This book covers the essential elements in a multimedia news story: the story itself, basic news reporting, video, audio, and photo slideshow. It even has an accompanying web page with all the sample multimedia works mentioned in the chapters.

The author of this book says in his blog that “According to its editor, it has already received more requests for possible college adoptions than any previous book published in the film/broadcast division of Focal Press.”

About Mu Lin

Dr. Mu Lin is a digital journalism professional and educator in New Jersey, United States. Dr. Lin manages an online marketing company. He also manages MulinBlog Online J-School (www.mulinblog.com/mooc), a free online journalism training program, which offers courses such as Audio Slideshow Storytelling; Introduction to Social Media Marketing; Writing for the Web; Google Mapping for Communicators; Introduction to Data Visualization; Introduction to Web Metrics and Google Analytics.
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