The Craft of Multimedia Journalism

Course Overview

The Craft of Multimedia Journalism
Originally Broadcast On:
September 13, 2012
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
September 13, 2012 Enroll Now
Watch and listen to the original one-hour Webinar in its entirety. This Webinar recording features the full presentation led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty including Q&A from the audience and resources from the presenter.

Which digital platform is best for the story you want to tell? In this one-hour Webinar with Poynter's multimedia specialist, Regina McCombs, you'll learn the strengths and limits of various digital forms and how to pick the best medium for your story.

Whether you're using mobile devices, tablets, website or social media to build your story, you'll learn how to put it all together in ways that engage your online audience.

This Webinar is part of the Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist Webinar Series. Learn more about the entire series of five Webinars and how to get a discount when you buy the entire package.

Who Should Take this Course:

Anyone making the transition into digital storytelling. This includes journalists in print and broadcast newsrooms, entrepreneurs, freelancers, bloggers and educators who need to become familiar with these skills.

Course Instructor:

Regina McCombs

Regina McCombs is Senior Editor for Visual News at Minnesota Public Radio. She was previously a faculty member of at The Poynter Institute and is now an adjunct faculty member, teaching multimedia, mobile news, social media and leading data journalism seminars.

Previously, she was the senior producer for multimedia at in Minneapolis-St. Paul. For, she coordinated the multimedia team’s coverage, shot and edited video stories, created audio slide shows, produced major projects and trained staff in creating multimedia. She arrived there after 13 years as a television field producer and photographer at KARE-TV, the NPPA-winning powerhouse in the Twin Cities. At KARE, she developed several database journalism projects and trained staff in CAR techniques. She also taught classes in online journalism and TV news at the University of Minnesota, where she received her master’s degree.

Winner of numerous Best of Photojournalism and Pictures of the Year International awards for multimedia storytelling, as well as Emmys for her online and video work, she has been a regular speaker around the country and around the world, talking about finding new ways to tell stories on Web and mobile platforms, especially with video.

Find her on Twitter @reginajmc.

Read her complete Poynter profile here.

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