Digital Journalism

COM466 – University of Washington

Week 7 – Wednesday

Network TV News, Meet YouTube

  • Reality Check: Ira Glass
  • Thinking About Shots, part 2
  • “Online News Video” – Assessment
  • “Online News Video” – Susan Boyle deconstruction
  • Group project time

Reality Check:


Thinking About Shots, Part 2

(1) Recap: the “five” shots

(2) Brad Bellis on the small screen (mov)

(3) Additional examples

(4) A different sort of panorama from LA Times (not for the 3rd screen)

Online News Video Form – Your Assessment

Points to discuss: quality versus content/story, adoption patterns

Online News Video “Story” – Susan Boyle

Points to discuss: “news” versus “entertainment” (and expectations), how does professional news “compete” in a YouTube culture?

Group Project Time

For Next Week

  1. Remember #followFriday (This is the first of four – does not count as one of the week’s five tweets – feel free to use HootSuite or TweetLater or FutureTweets or Twuffer)
  2. Monday: Five new follows, five new tweets (remember #com466 – check one another here)
  3. Wednesday 8 am blog post: Thinking about sources and ethics, develop five tips for reporting (citizen or “professional”) in the digital age (reading: Gilmor, Ch 9, Trolls, Spin and the Boundaries of Trust – pdf)
  4. Wednesday for class:
    * Bring about 5 minutes of video (on a USB drive, not the camera!, or already on your PC/Mac laptop if you are going to edit on your machine). Be sure to have all “five” types of shots
    * Create a log before class! Here is one form from the BBC. The important thing is to know what shots are “where” (an annotated timeline). The log can be on paper.
    * Create a rough “script” — which segments from the log do you want to put together to tell a story?The script can be on paper. Here are two examples for inspiration (no voice overs: Seattle Critical Mass from Jane Austin on Vimeo ANDTequila Bowl 2009 from Monique Vague on Vimeo) from Winter COM466 class.
    * We will learn to edit in lab using Windows Movie Maker; if you have iMovie on your Mac, you can use that (the tools are very similar). What you have learned about timelines in Audacity will serve you here (transferable skill).
    * You will need to create a YouTube account; do so before class if you think you’ll be ready to upload at the end of class.
    * First cut (if this is to be your “final” video story and not merely an editing exercise) and upload due Thursday by 11.30 am (in order for us to give you feedback).


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