The Digital Reporter's Notebook

1st Edition

Mark Blaine

Routledge
Published November 1, 2013
Textbook - 136 Pages
ISBN 9780415898614 - CAT# Y121723

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Summary

Powerful storytelling engages the senses, and today, there are more accessible digital tools available for telling multimedia stories than ever before. The Digital Reporter’s Notebook teaches practical digital storytelling techniques that journalists can put into practice right away, using the technology they already have in their pockets. Mark Blaine demonstrates how to gather information and organize it into a successful multimedia story without losing sight of the essentials of good journalism.

These forty brief chapters provide a versatile toolkit for multimedia journalists, including activities and exercises to build a strong foundation in digital storytelling. Readers will also want to try the interactive app, which includes videos and animations that bring the concepts and ideas in the book to life.

Topics include:

  • Lighting & Framing
  • Collecting Sound
  • Scene Setting & Relevant Detail
  • Interview Techniques
  • Story Structure
  • File Management

The Digital Reporter’s Notebook is ideal for online journalism courses and introductory reporting courses using a convergence approach.

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