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Category Archives: Journalism

A Few Photo Tips: Framing and Shooting, Histograms, How to Best Use our Cannon 10Ds

As promised, here are a few links that you may find useful when producing and shooting your stories for a slideshow. Framing and Shooting 1- Here are some basic tips on how to frame, find angles and shoot your stills. These are recommendations compiled by prof Duy Linh Tu. –Horizontal shots are always preferable to […]

A Few Interesting Slideshows to Check Out

Here are four examples of good slideshows I’d like you to watch. The first three were shot and reported by Pulitzer Prize Winner Barbara Davidson. 1- The Ballad of Mateo 2-Frozen and Forgotten 3- Pool Party Here’s a link to Media Storm. They use both video and photography, but the basics of their storytelling is […]

The Inverted Pyramid

Ok, here’s a graphic with the most basic elements of an inverted pyramid. In Just the Facts David Mindich argues that the style was invented not by journalists, but by Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of war, Edwin M. Stanton. To validate this claim, Mindich studied several newspapers during the period between the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s, […]

100 Interviews: the stories of Gaby Dunn

I find Gaby Dunn’s story fascinating. A journalism graduate trying to find a job in the middle of the worst recession since the 1930s. Nobody is hiring, so she decides to do what she knows best: find 100 stories she would love to write but she would not be able to place. She wants to […]

Bruce Porter’s Ten Commandments for Journalists

The Journalist’s Ten Commandments Bruce Porter CU’62 and author of “Blow: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel And Lost It All”   1. Just the facts. Report what you’ve learned firsthand. Attribute to others anything you didn’t see or hear yourself. Avoid going with rumors or assumptions. And beware […]