Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling

Course Overview

Title:
Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling
Type:
Self-Directed Course
Time Estimate:
This course takes about one to two hours to complete.

About Self-Directed Courses

In a self-directed course, you can start and stop whenever you like, progressing entirely at your own pace and going back as many times as you want to review the material.

This course also walks you through one case study, so you can see how multimedia stories are built. Plus, through our course partner, the Knight Digital Media Center at University of California-Berkeley, you can explore a library of tutorials to help you with the technical side of recording, taping and editing for the Web.

What Will I Learn:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the elements in a multimedia story
  • Understand which stories are more suitable for multimedia
  • Sketch a concept for a story
  • Identify tools needed to gather content in the field
Who should take this course:

Anyone who wants to learn how to tell a story in a multimedia format.

Course Instructor:

Jane Stevens

Jane joined The World Company in Lawrence, KS, as director of online strategies in June 2009 after completing a nine-month fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia. The World Company publishes LJWorld.com, KUSports.com, Lawrence.com and several sites with accompanying print products in Northeast Kansas and in Colorado. The World company created Django, released it into open source in 2005, and developed a proprietary CMS called Ellington, which is used by more than 200 news organizations around the U.S. They used Ellington to launch WellCommons, a local/regional health niche news/social media site and the first of several niche sites.

Training Partner:

Knight Digital Media Center

The Knight Digital Media Center is a partnership of the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Technical Requirements:

For this course you will need to have at least version 7.0 of the Flash plugin installed. For the best experience, we suggest that:

  • PC users use Internet Explorer or Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox
  • Mac users use Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox or Safari
  • You set your monitor resolution to 1024 x 768 or higher
  • You use a high-speed connection
Credits:
  • Senior Producer/Programmers: Casey Frechette, Vanessa Goodrum, Phil Zepeda
  • Assistant Producer: Jennifer Dronkers
  • Graphic Design: Jen Wallace
  • Copy Editor: Vicki Krueger
  • Executive Producer: Howard Finberg