The Power of the Norman

KPBS video journalist Katie Schoolov has just returned from a week at the 55th annual News Video a Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma – and it was more than she imagined. For those local to Athens, we will have our annual Bluejeans Workshop on Saturday, March 28 – a day talking about video storytelling.

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Visual Journalism Seminars in Athens

To kick off the, ahem, Tenth Annual UGA Photojournalism Weekend Workshop, we will have a series of talks on Thursday, February 26, on issues related to photojournalism, multimedia journalism and working as an independent journalist. The sessions will be in Studio 100 on the first floor of Grady College here in Athens, Georgia, and are […]

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Sound As Transport

This is a bit commercial, but the Music Bed has done a piece for RODE microphones on Passion for Sound. Passion For Sound from The Music Bed on Vimeo. (Thanks to Will Yurman for the link.)

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Whose Copyright Is It Anyway?

Over at The Wire, Philip Bump takes a legal look at the Oscar selfie that broke Twitter. Particularly, how the Associated Press may have asked the wrong person (Ellen DeGeneres) for permission to distribute the image when it should have been Bradley Cooper, the celeb who actually took the photo. The lawyers then get involved […]

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What CNN Wants Next

Great two part interview with CNN’s Victor Hernandez over at NetNewsCheck.com by Michael Depp that looks at how the future is being seen. The second part is focused on what CNN is looking for in new hires: We’re increasingly looking at things like an individual’s digital portfolio and what they’re doing with social media and […]

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Illustrating the News

target=”_blank”>Great NPR piece on Maria Fabrizio and her work illustrating the news, every day. The idea is target=”_blank”>Wordless News – graphical illustrations of the top stories of the day. These aren’t political cartoons, which is amazingly refreshing, just her attempt at creating a visual story. (Thanks to target=”_blank”>Seth Gitner for the link.)

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The Social Media Minute Before

The BBC put together a short video that encapsulates some of the tweets from the moment before Nelson Mandela’s passing was announced. It’s a fascinating way to blend textual social media and the visuals of his life. Worth a minute of your time. (Thanks to Al Tompkins at the Poynter Institute for the link.)

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Rules for Storytelling

This can’t be of any value as it’s not a prime-number list, but I’m still sharing – Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling. Not all apply to journalism, but a surprising number do.

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A Voice for Those Who Cannot Shout

For several years, photography in Afghanistan was completely banned by the Taliban. In 2001, it came back and now there is a documentary project to tell the story of photography in the country over the last decade. Very cool. (Thanks to Andrew Mendelson for the link.)  

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