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Category Archives: Journalism

A Few Words of Wisdom, by Ira Glass

From our old friend Ira Glass, a few words of wisdom. You should never give up! Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo. The audio is from this video by current.tv in which an unedited Glass talks at length about deadlines.   This following video is Glass on storytelling and structure of […]

Narrative Journalism and Digital Media

The debate around long form narrative journalism and it’s growing potential on the web has been gaining momentum. So, I just wanted to share with you two stories and hear your ideas/comments about them. In the first article, Forbes‘ Lewis DVorkin argues that now that we can access to data on how long people stay reading […]

The Art of Writing a Good Review

Writing a good review is not easy. Primarily because you need to have enough information to make your impressions and ideas valuable to the readers. To start, you need to know meticulously the object of your review. Your readers will use your assessments to judge whether the movie/play/video game/culinary experience  is worth their time and […]

Data Visualization

Geoff McGhee is an online journalist who works on data visualization at Stanford University, where he has produced Journalism in the Age of Data. The project, which encompasses a video documentary on different approaches to data visualization, has a segment dedicated to journalism, and discusses how “Data Vis” is starting to create changes in newsrooms. […]

Adding Clips, Effects, Color Correction and Exporting Projects in Final Cut Pro X

Adding clips to your Final Cut Pro X project is very simple, and here’s how you do it. Do you need to add some transitions? Check out this clip. Do you need to modify your audio adding effects? Watch this video: If you want to add some effects to your clips, you should watch this […]

Audio and video for the web: beyond redundancy

Sometimes video as part of a multimedia piece overlaps with the written part of the story, like in this piece from the New York Times. Some other times, video and audio show an aspect of the story that was hard or impossible to reveal in words.

Narrative Leads

A lead is an invitation, a tease, bait. A lead is the net you cast out to catch your readers in an ocean of electronic distractions. The stronger and wider your lead, the more readers it will catch. So far we have worked with straight-forward news leads, inverted pyramids and teasers. But I would now […]

Interviewing Techniques

Interviewing is almost an art. And some people simply excel at it because they know how to engage their interviewees, making them feel comfortable and safe while asking the hardest questions. Although the interview is a collaborative effort, you will immediately notice that this collaboration has its own rules. Even when sometimes both interviewer and […]

Uploading Your Audio to SoundCloud

Here I created a mini tutorial on how to upload your audio stories to SoundCloud, which is very, very easy. In the second part of this video you can see how to create the embedding code to use the audio file in WordPress.  

On Ira Glass and Radio Lab

These two articles discuss some of the techniques and ideas that Ira Glass brought to the world of radio and some of the innovations that Glass himself can see in Radio Lab. Please check out the first piece on Glass, listen to the two first profiles posted by Glass, and discuss what makes these profiles […]