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The Multimedia Journalist is a text that will teach students how to become visual storytellers-an absolute must in the new media landscape. Many programs are training students to create multimedia content on basic levels, excel at one or two types of storytelling on advanced levels, and collaborate in significant ways to design, develop and package multimedia stories. Palilonis, though young, is regarded as one of the real stars in multimedia journalism, and envisions the text to be a relatively brief book outlining basic issues and techniques that are fundamental to the journalistic enterprise. It is important to note that it is NOT a software book, and thus will not be something that is immediately outdated. The website, which she will design, produce, and maintain, will include a brief overview of each of the chapters outlined above for the print text. However, for those who have access, a second level of content will include a blog maintained by the author that includes discussions of industry news and innovations in multimedia storytelling, a discussion forum through which individuals can post and respond to posts moderated by the author, an example gallery that is constantly updated and that includes commentary about the examples, interactive exercises and software tutorials, and a catalog of links to tutorials outside the site.
Table of Contents
About the Author
UNIT I. MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM
CHAPTER 1. Defining Multimedia
Information architecture in the digital world
CHAPTER 2. Collaboration and Specialization
Reporting & editing in interdisciplinary teams
CHAPTER 3. Planning Multimedia
Assessing multimedia potential for your stories
CHAPTER 4. Navigation and Interactivity
Planning and testing for the user experience
UNIT II. SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE
CHAPTER 5. Groundwork
The well-rounded journalist
CHAPTER 6. Writing
Writing stories across platforms
CHAPTER 7. Photojournalism
Capturing the moments that transcend language
CHAPTER 8. Audio
CHAPTER 9. Video
Visual storytelling and news in motion
CHAPTER 10. Information Graphics
Visualizing the News
UNIT III. ONWARD & UPWARD
CHAPTER 11. Story Packaging
Multimedia design and content management
CHAPTER 12. Looking Forward
The future of news . . . and your place in it