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Multimedia Journalism : A Practical Guide - Andy Bull

Multimedia Journalism

A Practical Guide

By: Andy Bull


Published: 20th October 2015
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Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide, Second edition builds on the first edition's expert guidance on working across multiple media platforms, and continues to explore getting started, building proficiency and developing professional standards in multimedia journalism.

The second edition features new chapters including:

  • getting started with social media
  • live reporting
  • building proficiency with Wordpress
  • building apps for smartphones and tablets
  • building a personal brand and developing a specialism
  • long-form video journalism, audio and video news bulletins and magazine programmes.

The new edition also includes an extensive range of new and updated materials essential for all aspects multimedia journalism today. New areas explored include editing video and slideshows for mobile and tablet devices, the advanced use of mobile devices for reporting, location-specific content creation and delivery, the use of video and audio slideshows, and live blogging. Other updates include more material on photojournalism as a storytelling technique, using and transferring digital images and sound, the use of Google Analytics, and practical guides to storytelling through infographics, timelines, interactive graphics and maps.

The book fully engages with multimedia journalism in relation to range of social media and web publishing platforms, including Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, AudioBoom and iTunes.

The book is also be supported by fully updated online masterclasses at www.multimedia-journalism.co.uk.

"A great textbook for undergraduate journalists with a well thought out mix of practical exercises and tips and hints as well as plenty of real-world examples. It covers the essential technical skills they will need. Very impressive." Mary Williams, Portsmouth University "A text like this is perfect for a young journalist learning the ropes of the business. I m a huge fan of the chapter setup, and the online portion of the course, it will tie it directly to my course website as well." Rob Johnson, Director of Multimedia Technology, La Salle College High School "The entire layout is inviting for students and a mine of information and ideas for teachers/tutors. It is written in an accessible manner without talking down to its readers, and is obviously written by a journalist for journalism students, but would also be invaluable to a working journalist who was now having to tackle the demands of the convergent newsroom." Angela Birchall, Salford University "

Guided tour Introduction: Equipping you for the fourth revolution in journalism How to use this book in conjunction with the online version Part A: Getting started 1. Essentials of writing a news story 2. Creating a publishing platform 3. Getting started with social media 4. Audio and podcasting 5. Still pictures and video Part B: Building proficiency 6. Live blogging and curation 7. Developing your abilities as a reporter and interviewer 8. Building proficiency with Wordpress 9. Social and community journalism 10. Email bulletins and creating your own RSS feed with Yahoo Pipes 11. Stills, audio and audio-visual packages 12. Video 13. Data journalism 14. Building a personal brand, and developing a specialism Part C: Professional Standards 15. Features and in-depth packages 16. Advanced online research, search engine optimisation, analytics, sub-editing, and proof reading 17. Multi-platform publishing and developing your skills as an editor 18. Advanced multimedia storytelling 19. Long-form video journalism, audio and video news bulletins and magazine programmes 20. The future

ISBN: 9781138792845
ISBN-10: 1138792845
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 510
Published: 20th October 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 18.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 1.12
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition