Multimedia Storytelling

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These are the slides for my presentation on multimedia storytelling for the American Copy Editors Society. In a later version, I will add links to the examples I use to illustrate the points.

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  • 1. Multimedia storytelling Steve Buttry, Gazette CommunicationsAmerican Copy Editors SocietyMay 1, 2009 steve.buttry@gazcomm.com @stevebuttry on Twitter

2. Slides This presentation (and others on ethics, Twitter, liveblogging): slideshare.net/stevebuttryMore training materials on my blog: stevebuttry.wordpress.com Or at notrain-nogain.org 3. What tools, techniques andelements would you useto tell this story (or anydisaster in your community)? 4. What tools, techniques and elements would you useto tell a story your staff isworking on? 5. Start using these storytelling tools Interactive databases Interactive maps Breaking news alerts Liveblogging Video, including webcams Slideshows, photo galleries Flash multimedia stories Crowdsourcing, user contributions Social networks (Flickr, Twitter, Facebook ) 6. Questions to ask about a story Should you file immediately for digital audiences? What are the multimedia elements of your story? How can you make the story interactive? What links will provide greater depth? Should you tell this story in an alternate form? 7. Digital stories are visual Use photos and photo galleries Use audio slideshows Use video Use Flash multimedia stories 8. Digital news is immediate Liveblog as the story happens Report live with webcasts and webcams Report immediately with Twitter Update developments Text alerts 9. Digital stories are personal Use interactive maps Use interactive databases Ask users to tell their stories Use social networks 10. Digital stories are visual Use photos and photo galleries 11. Digital stories are visual Use photos and photo galleries Use audio slideshows 12. Digital stories are visual Use photos and photo galleries Use audio slideshows Use video 13. Use a variety of video Quick news video 14. Use a variety of video Quick news video Polished feature video Video in a story 15. Use a variety of video Quick news video Polished feature video Video in a story Webcams Live webcast Studio or newsroom webcast Acquired videos (security or home video) 16. Use a variety of video Quick news video Polished feature video Video in a story Webcams Live webcast Studio or newsroom webcast Acquired videos (security or home video) User-submitted video Link to video from other sources 17. Digital stories are visual Use photos and photo galleries Use audio slideshows Use video Use Flash multimedia stories 18. Digital news is immediate Liveblog as the story happens Report live with webcasts and webcams Report immediately with Twitter Update developments Text alerts 19. Digital stories are personal Use interactive maps 20. Digital stories are personal Use interactive maps Use interactive databases 21. Digital stories are personal Use interactive maps Use interactive databases Ask users to tell their stories 22. Ways to involve audience Involve participants in your reporting. Involve participants in telling the story. Help participants to personalize the story. Engage participants in the continuation of the story. 23. Digital stories are personal Use interactive databases Use interactive maps Ask users to tell their stories Use social networks 24. Digital stories are personal Use interactive databases Use interactive maps Ask users to tell their stories Use social networks Move beyond linear story form controlled by the writer 25. For more on Gazette innovation Blueprint for Complete Community Connection at stevebuttry.wordpress.com Twitter, liveblogging tips also on blog API ethics seminar: Upholding & Updating Ethical Standards; subsidized seminars for newsrooms, press associations, journalism orgs

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