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From the Wall Street Journal to hyper-local newspapers in Philadelphia suburbs, print media are navigating the uncharted territory of video (that is, web and mobile). However, video production is not considered an essential skill by many journalism educators. This must … Continue reading
Storyplanet, a digital reporting platform still in its beta, provides a quick and easy way for a digital reporter to put together a package that contains text, photo, video and audio, which can then be shared on the web or … Continue reading
A digital reporting or storytelling tool can provide a one-stop solution for presenting multimedia contents. Storyplanet, a new web-based tool, shows promise of becoming such a digital reporting platform.
Survey shows that working professionals have strong demand for digital journalism training and increasingly turn to training organizations for help. Journalism schools, on the other hand, face obstacles to offer similar trainings which can better prepare their students for a … Continue reading
Knight Foundation today issued an open letter to university presidents urging changes in journalism education. Here’s some statements and arguments in the letter which may be of interest to journalism educators: In this new digital age, we believe the “teaching … Continue reading
Website of Ohio’s largest newspaper, cleveland.com, replaces its “cluttered” homepage with a new, blog-style design
Have you been bored with the “sameness” of news sites’ homepage – with primary sections in “permanently visible, self-enclosed modules,” plus dozens of links? cleveland.com said it’s time for a change and launched a re-designed homepage on July 31. Their new … Continue reading
Will NBC News’ blog-style articles lead to a shift in “package format” online reporting? A comparison of Denver shootings reports by major news sites
A comparison of Denver shootings reports by major U.S. news media websites shows that NBC News is trying to differentiate itself by initiating a new, blog-style article design, breaking the tradition of “package format” online reporting. When examining the breaking … Continue reading
In the wake of Denver shooting, is the media repeating how it covered the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007?
In the press coverage of Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, the three most persistent themes were guns, mental health, and background check. And online readers were taking cues from press coverage. This is the finding of a research paper I did … Continue reading
More and more news organizations are now embracing liveblogging and journalism students need to incorporate in their skill set this emerging format of live reporting. What is Live Blog? A live blog is a single blog post which is continuously … Continue reading
How to characterize “web year 2012?” It is “visual” – the web is getting more visual and news sites such as Sky News is among the first to adapt to the visual trend with a new site design which gives … Continue reading