- What makes a good multimedia story?
- Twitter (#wjchat and #FF)
- Upcoming assignments
- Shout-out : journalist comments on Stephanie’s post
- What makes a good multimedia story? (reading discussion: What Is A MultiMedia Story)
- Review student picks
- A Coal Town Vanishes (NYT, text + slideshow)
- Frankly My dear the Windies do Live For This (NYT, text ++)
- Help Us Build A Nirvana Timeline (Seattle Times, Dipity)
- PhotoProfile (NYT, B/W)
- Picasso Exhibit (Seattle Times, “interactive”)
- Planes collide on Tarmac at JFK (Seattle PI, rewrite of NBC story)
- Rebels attack Gadahfi’s phone network (WSJ, text ++)
- Seattle won’t get shuttle — but will get full-size simulator (Seattle Times, text ++ includes related info)
- Also see : Storify example re Van Gogh birthday, Storify Example from Toronto Star
- Simple photo gallery (less is more?)
- A Farewell to Farms (package, autoplay)
- US Airways Crash Into The Hudson
- Inspiration: MultimediaMuse.org
- For next week: Writing for the ear (tips from Kathy)
Points to consider when thinking about your final project (a multi-media story of your choice)
- Define the story : what is it you are trying to share/tell
- What is the “frame” for the story, such as historical or futuristic view, big picture/backgrounder, explainer, impacts (why important).
- Does is involve people, places, things, animals, events, ideas?
- Which media to use and why (think of strengths — is it a visual story, is there movement, is natural sound important)
- Story should determine the technology used, not the other way around
- Demo #wjchat
- Demo #ff for this week’s assignment
- Friday : your first #FF on Twitter
* Five more journalists to follow – one blog post explaining why
* Fiv tweets on Friday – individual #FF for each @twitterID with explanation of why
- Monday – noon
Complete This NewsU Tutorial: Telling Stories With Sound. You need to send the “course report” to me – kegill [at] uw.edu. Complete this by noon on Monday
- Monday – in-class
Bring a recorder and a set of headphones. You will be interviewing one another under this scenario: you are attending a 5-year reunion of this class. So make up your biography before class!If you have a laptop that you will be using for editing at home, consider bringing it so that you do your editing on your own machine (no knowledge transfer required). We will be using Audacity (Mac and PC) -> preinstall please.
Weeks 4-10: Twitter Assignment for remainder of the quarter :
- Follow an additional five people each week; one blog post by noon each Friday telling us who, why. Should be *people* not news organizations but can be new media sites like ReadWriteWeb or Mashable. I will not be adding to the first list, so your blog post is important to help one another find relevant accounts. Posts are due Friday at noon of Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Each Friday, also tweet these five as a #FF tweet (does not count towards the five tweet requirement for each week).
- Post at least five tweets/week (tweets due weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – a week is Sunday-Saturday, for example, Week 4 is 17April-23 April ) that are related to the class and have the #com466 hashtag. I encourage you to share links! RTs count (but not of one another’s material — although I encourage you to RT one another).
- Essay on Twitter experience will be due finals week.
- How to reserve equipment: COM -> Facilities -> Equipment (UW Net ID required)
- How to record Skype conversations
- Learn to use audio recorder
- Listen to podcasts
- Record Important Skype Calls
- Start editing audio
- Telling Stories With Sound (Apple)