Multimedia tools for journalists

Mindy McAdams in Africa. Photo:

Mindy McAdams, a journalism professor at the University of Florida, created a great page for journalists who want to learn multimedia skills. Her page includes a printable Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency (download PDF here).

Topics include blogs, RSS, audio, podcasts, photography, Soundslides, video, iMovie and more.

McAdams urges her student journalists to read such blogs as Mashable and ReadWriteWeb. She writes:

Why  read  these  blogs?  Because  you  will   better  understand  how  (and  why)  the   media  world  around  us  is  changing  if  you   stay  up-­‐to-­‐date on the  changes.  People   who  understand  what  is  happening  are   less  likely  to  become  road  kill.

If you had been reading ReadWriteWeb this morning, you would have learned how to tell Siri to pour you a beer.

Multimedia skills help students land jobs. Here is an example: Greg Linch, a former University of Florida Miami student who got a job at the Washington Post.

10,000 Words: Where Journalism and Technology Meet

4 thoughts on “Multimedia tools for journalists

  1. maninhavana Post author

    Mindy – Thank you for your great work. I am always checking out your website to learn new things and see how you are engaging your students. Best, Tracey


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s