As we start thinking about incorporating more multimedia content in our online presence, check out this webinar from NPR Visuals.
In this webinar, multimedia trainer Kainaz Amaria, takes you on a photographic journey from understanding the fundamentals of visual storytelling to what makes a good image and how you can make better portraits.
What do you do with books and works of art? According to AP Style:
Magazines and newspapers are not italicized, just capitalized. Books, films, TV shows, works of art, etc., use quotation marks around them.
Example: She read The New York Times before she turned on the television to watch “Survivor”.
We’ve created a double-sided single page checklist for web posts. The goal: to distill the info in the editorial guidance documents on this website.
The document contains a six-step process and checklist for creating compelling web posts. This can be printed out and stationed at your desk. As always, these are living documents and we encourage all reporters and producers to provide feedback and new ideas to improve it.
Some neat and useful tools here.
Check out this great podcast on headline writing in the digital age from ProPublica.
The ways online news has changed headline writing. (11:57)
How headlines are written and approved at The Times. “The essence is the key, and the tone is the
” Massey says, noting the “restrained tone,” that is The Times’ hallmark. “It’s not ‘bloodbath,’ and
” he says. (2:16)
Tips for writing clear, engaging headlines: “You have to write the headline on the story that’s there,” Massey says. “You can’t, sort of, write the headline on the story you wish were there.” (15:47)
Thanks to Courtney Hurtt for this new digital audio tool recommendation: Spoken is a new social network site that allows users to upload 4-minute (or less) audio clips and a photo.
The idea: scale down the idea of a full-length podcast to a bite-size piece of audio, enrich it with a beautiful image, and share it on social. More functionality, like embeds, are on the way.
How might we use something like this on wdet.org?
We have summer interns, and they have cameras. And we all probably have photos lingering on our personal laptops and PC’s.
Here’s a little tutorial on how to archive photos in Flickr and upload likely candidates for use in wdet.org’s content management system (CMS) so that we can all use them. Continue reading Let’s Archive Our Photos!