- Class Mashup
- Soundslides lab
- Guest speaker at 12.30 in 126 – Charla Bear, NPR/KPLU
Examples : slideshows
Examples : video
NYT (Reuters) – Tennessee Flooding
- Use Photoshop (or another editor) to crop/correct your photos (no need to optimize size)
- Use Soundslides to produce a slideshow. Here is an mp3 (2 min)
- Upload the project files to your UW server (you cannot upload to your WordPress account). Rename “publish_to_web” to “red_square” (note case and lack of spaces) and publish in folder named com466 (lower case). [detailed instructions below]
- Send me the link to your project no later than Fri 7 May by 6 pm
- Content – Do the photos tell a story? Is the story logical (progression, relevance)? Are you giving the reader the information she needs to understand the story?
- Bonus points for creativity, news value (your framing is critical here)
- Extra-Credit if you use your own 2 minute audio story
Customize the slideshow as follows:
How to publish your slideshow on the UW Dante server using FTP
- Your web server is dante.u.washington.edu
- In the “right” pane of the SFTP window, navigate to your public_html directory; create a new folder named com466 (lower case).
- In the “left” pane of the SFTP window, navigate to the STUDENT FILES directory and find your “red square” project folder. Drag-and-drop the “Publish_to_web” folder onto the com466 folder in the right pane.
- Rename “publish_to_web” “red_square” (note case and lack of spaces)
The link to your soundslides proof-of-concept project should be:
Assignments For Next Week
- For Monday – Read: Ch 9 & 10 of Journalism 2.0, The problem with award-winning video journalism.
- For Monday – Find three examples of web video news stories that you think are exemplary. Write a blog post that links to each example and explains your reasoning. Use the readings to support your arguments.
- For Wednesday – bring about 5 min of video (may be in more than one file) to class on Wednesday – can be shot with camera phone, digital camera, Flip, etc. Goal is editing! Before class, prepare rough timeline of your footage and have a rough idea of how you plan to assemble the story.