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Chat 7.13.10: Multimedia 202

July 22, 2010 - Posted in #wjchat archives , Web Journalism Posted by:

  • 2010-07-15T00:01:51Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Welcome to the 23rd episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. Tonight's topic: Multimedia 202 #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:03:39Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Our guest moderator tonight is Joshua Hatch / @hatchjt, Interactives Director at USA TODAY. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:03:44Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Welcome to the 23rd episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. Tonight's topic: Multimedia 202 #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:03:51Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Welcome to the 23rd episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. Tonight's topic: Multimedia 202 #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:04:40Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Let's start! Please introduce yourself, respond to questions + share your knowledge! And thanks for joining tonight's #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:05:30Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Web producer and social media editor for Sarasota So glad about these weekly chats #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:06:00Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Let's start! Please introduce yourself, respond to questions + share your knowledge! And thanks for joining tonight's #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:06:02Z
  • assignmentdesk1 (Dorrine Mendoza)
  • Join in with #wjchat. RT @wjchat: Our guest moderator tonight is Joshua Hatch / @hatchjt, Interactives Director at USA TODAY.
  • 2010-07-15T00:06:18Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • I'm Tauhid, attending Virginia Tech.Focused in Electronic/Print Journalism.I want to be a multimedia journalist!Perfect chat tonight #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:06:30Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • Looking forward to tonight's #wjchat on multimedia. I expect I will learn more from you than you'll learn from me!
  • 2010-07-15T00:07:58Z
  • killbutton (Amira Dughri)
  • Web journo with @MDiTV here and multimedia journalism rocks my world. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:08:03Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • Suzi, arts editor at @eugeneweekly in Eugene, Ore. Hoping some of my Reporting 1 (#J361) students will drop in too. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:08:13Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • I'm Robert Hernandez, Web Journalist and Profe. at USC Annenberg. On the I-5 heading to SF, but eyeing #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:09:03Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • hello #wjchat'ers…andrea spiegel here. product lead @trueslant, now @forbes. tv news producer in life b4 digital. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:09:20Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • REMINDER: Message @wjchat (w/o the hashtag #wjchat) if you have a specific Q you want to ask the moderator or the group. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:10:25Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q1: Write a job post. What are the key qualities for a multimedia jouno? What skills/experience should they have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:10:56Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • Hi all of you participating in the #wjchat. I'm Gannett's Content Manager for Social Media.
  • 2010-07-15T00:12:05Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • I'm Jen @NWCN desk and social media and apparently late for Q1 #mybad #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:12:22Z
  • dblanchard (Dustin Blanchard)
  • @wjchat q1: A master storyteller and writer who can leverage media old and new, and is always willing to learn. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:12:25Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @wjchat: Q1: Write a job post. What are the key qualities for a multimedia jouno? What skills/experience should they have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:12:39Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q1: Write a job post. What are the key qualities for a multimedia jouno? What skills/experience should they have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:13:02Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • Meeting canceled, so here I am! I'm Nicholas Slayton, a USC #ascj student, and Fall Lifestyle Editor of the @DailyTrojan. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:13:08Z
  • profkakie (Kakie Urch)
  • @rbthkstn ha. there's this multimedia web journalist chat on Wed nites called #wjchat so I was just hailing in there on that hashtag.
  • 2010-07-15T00:13:17Z
  • Walldo (Brandon Wall)
  • #WJCHAT First priority/skill is recognizing what multimedia formats should be used, and when.
  • 2010-07-15T00:13:20Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Hi, everybody! Robin Phillips here. Web ME at Reynolds Center for Biz Journo. .. gonna be chatty for a while… #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:13:23Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q1: I like to think flexibility, curiosity and technical aptitude, for starters. But should that be for any journalist??
  • 2010-07-15T00:14:16Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Q1: Shooting and editing video using software like imovie/final cut. Know how to take photo's.photoshop, web design/Css/html= bonus? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:14:19Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • understanding of multi-dimensional story-telling; exp blogging; respect for journ standards Q1 Key qualities for multimedia jouno? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:14:35Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • @wjchat Flexible, adaptive, and most of all, familiarity with both old and new media (b/c media is media). Don't be single minded. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:14:47Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • Multimedia journos should have a willingness to embrace new technologies and not be afraid to experiment. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:15:17Z
  • jghellum (Jennifer Gaie Hellum)
  • Q1: News writing, audio/video editing, photography. Adaptability, willingness to learn new skills and software #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:15:23Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @dblanchard: @wjchat q1: A master storyteller and writer who can leverage media old and new, and is always willing to learn. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:15:40Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • @wjchat Q1 (cont) A mult. media journ should be as comfortable behind a laptop uploading photos as s/he is with a notepad and pen. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:16:51Z
  • wolfemanmatt (matt wolfe)
  • @wjchat Q1: Need open-minded self-starter that can balance storytelling & technical needs of the job with multitasking & creativity. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:17:08Z
  • jghellum (Jennifer Gaie Hellum)
  • Q1: Perfectionism isn't an asset; the news cycle doesn't always allow for it. Knowing when great is good enough. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:17:44Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • @wjchat Q1 It seems a multimed. journ needs to be a jack of all trades. Photographer, web designer, editor, and reporter, all in one #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:18:09Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • RT @TauhidChappell Q1: Oh and know basics in writing articles too! // The #1 priority! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:18:43Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q1: Ingenuity, excellent storytelling skills. Willingness to experiment with new technologies. Familiarity with bleeding edge. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:18:45Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q1 Working understanding of karma – but also: drive, def curiousity, sense of community, but also competitive #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:18:45Z
  • mtgauger (Michael Gauger)
  • RT @jghellum: Q1: Perfectionism isn't an asset; the news cycle doesn't always allow for it. Knowing when great is good enough. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:18:46Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • RT @MonicaHare1: Q1 Can you tell a story with more than print? Audio, video, blogs, fixated on finding new tools to reach audience #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:19:04Z
  • AngelaPacienza (Angela Pacienza)
  • Nicely put! RT @NSlayton: Q1 mult. media journ should be as comfy behind laptop uploading pics as s/he is with a notepad & pen. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:19:43Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Hi, Bob Berwyn here, sorry, a bit late, just finished working with some new sponsors for my community news website. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:19:59Z
  • watershedpost (Watershed Post)
  • RT @NSlayton: @wjchat Q1 (cont) A mult. media journ should be as comfortable behind a laptop uploading photos as s/he is with a notepad and pen. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:20:00Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @NSlayton: @wjchat Q1 It seems a multimed. journ needs to be a jack of all trades. Photographer, web designer, editor, and reporter, all in one #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:20:13Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q1: Know what the right medium for the story is. Be familiar with video, photo, audio, code, but deep knowledge of at least one. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:20:27Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @NSlayton: @wjchat Q1 A mult. media journ should be as comfy behind a laptop uploading photos as s/he is with a notepad and pen. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:20:28Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Q1 flexible, quick-study, with a try-it-until-your-told-not-to attitude, a keen sense of curiosity and sense of humor. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:20:51Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q2: What suggestions would you give for journalists who want to learn multimedia? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:21:10Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q1 – web and social media savvy, good reporting instincts, ability to write for web and graphic/interactive skills #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:22:12Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @RobinJP: Q1 flexible, quick-study, with a try-it-until-your-told-not-to attitude, a keen sense of curiosity and sense of humor. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:22:17Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • @wjchat Q2 If an elder journ trying to keep up, ask the younger crowd on basic new media skills. Learn social media by trying it — #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:22:20Z
  • jghellum (Jennifer Gaie Hellum)
  • Q1: Multimedia journalists need to be organized enough that they remember all their cords, batteries and back-up batteries! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:22:29Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q2 Attend wjchat weekly. Take it in small doses. Put ideas into practice, rather than just practicing. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:22:39Z
  • Walldo (Brandon Wall)
  • #wjchat Q2 Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Don't hesitate to try something. Only stop when someone yells at you, and even then, keep going
  • 2010-07-15T00:22:56Z
  • assignmentdesk1 (Dorrine Mendoza)
  • Q2 Find a story you're passionate about and ask yourself how you can tell it better. Start with that. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:23:03Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • #wjchat starting – focus on multimedia journalism. Good Stuff!
  • 2010-07-15T00:23:05Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q2 An open mind, a desire to learn, that how it's been done for years isn't how it should be. Study Study Study #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:23:08Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • RT @wjchat Q2: What suggestions would you give for journalists who want to learn multimedia? #wjchat =>=> Try it. Practice. Imitate.
  • 2010-07-15T00:23:15Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Hi, I'm Dan MacLeod, biz editor and cofounder of @maineobserver (and I'm late). #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:23:19Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • @wjchat Q2 — if a new journ breaking in, realize it isn't a new skill. If you love photos or social media realize they can be tools #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:23:21Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @henrymlopez: Q2 Attend wjchat weekly. Take it in small doses. Put ideas into practice, rather than just practicing. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:23:47Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q2 Can't learn to swim if you don't get in the water. As @martha_kang points out, there's a FAST learning curve, but you gotta try #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:24:02Z
  • AngelaPacienza (Angela Pacienza)
  • Just do it. Experiment, don't be afraid to fail. RT @wjchat: Q2: What suggestions would u give journos who want 2 learn multimedia? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:24:07Z
  • jghellum (Jennifer Gaie Hellum)
  • Q2: Take a weekend workshop at a j-school or a webinar with Poynter. Get online and do tutorials. Just dive in. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:24:13Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • approach like u would any story: research, ask questions, get first-hand experience, immerse yourself in multimedia story-telling Q2 #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:24:23Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Q2: Great question. I found becoming familiar and comfortable with a video and camera (point&shoot and DSLR) was a good start #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:24:43Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q2: What suggestions would you give for journalists who want to learn multimedia? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:24:53Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • @killbutton Yes! And just passed the 1,000-post milestone. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:25:50Z
  • AngelaPacienza (Angela Pacienza)
  • Q2 – Set up a virtual sandbox via blogger or some such site to play in while you learn how to create maps, do video, etc. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:25:53Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @hatchjt: RT @wjchat: Q2: What suggestions would you give for journalists who want to learn multimedia? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:26:04Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q2 Find a good mentor, look at sites that work, ask readers what they want in multimedia, be creative, bold and true to journalism #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:26:32Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • The resources are there! RT @jghellum: Q2: Take a workshop at a j-school or a webinar with Poynter. Do tutorials. Just dive in. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:26:46Z
  • brianjbradley (brianjbradley)
  • Good question! So important these days! @wjchat Q2: What suggestions would you give for journalists who want to learn multimedia? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:26:51Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q1 A strong journo that knows which craft(s) to use when telling a story, factory deadlines & resources. Not afraid to experiment. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:26:53Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q2: The first thing you build/video you edit/slideshow you make will suck. Do LOTS of things fast, so you can get good at them. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:26:59Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • RT @bberwyn: Q2 Find a good mentor, look at sites that work, ask readers what they want in multimedia, be creative, bold and true to journalism #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:27:08Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • Q2 From personal experience, recognize the tools you already have available. A big mental detractor is feeling you don't have what– #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:27:09Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • @AngelaPacienza Great idea. I have a couple of non-active WP blogs that I play around with for slideshows, etc. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:27:14Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • Q2: Also, it would be nice to find someone like @hatchjt to teach you some of his tricks. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:27:28Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Mentor resources would be nice RT @bberwyn: Q2 Find a good mentor, look at sites that work, ask readers what they want #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:27:49Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q2: The tools are so cheap these days, there's no reason not to just try and experiment.
  • 2010-07-15T00:28:24Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • @bberwyn wow, congrats – big accomplishment RT And just passed the 1,000-post milestone. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:28:38Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Amen RT @wcochran: Q2: Also, it would be nice to find someone like @hatchjt to teach you some of his tricks. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:28:46Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @oscarmartinez: Q2: Edit, edit, edit. Learn from every story. Fail quickly and move on. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:28:51Z
  • assignmentdesk1 (Dorrine Mendoza)
  • True! RT @hbillings: Q2: The first thing you build/edit/make will suck. Do LOTS of things fast, so you can get good at them. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:29:03Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • RT @NSlayton: Q2 Recognize tools you already have. A big mental detractor is feeling you don't have what– #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:29:21Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q2 Don't wait, go do… Learn by doing. Go experiment. But remember, journalism first, technology second. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:29:38Z
  • GeoRodriguez (Ihosvani Rodriguez)
  • expensive tools doesn't alway =better RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Q2: Tools are so cheap these days, there's no reason not to try and experiment.
  • 2010-07-15T00:30:00Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Just curious. WJCHAT is absolutely valuable. Would it be even more valuable if we put together training modules? #spaghettiOnTheWall #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:30:09Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q2: Artists learn by copying the masters. Multimedia journalists should do the same. (In terms of learning, that is!)
  • 2010-07-15T00:30:19Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @webjournalist: Q2 Don't wait, go do… Learn by doing. Go experiment. But remember, journalism first, technology second. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:30:23Z
  • KevinLoker (Kevin Loker)
  • This. RT @webjournalist: Q2 Don't wait, go do… Learn by doing. Go experiment. But remember, journalism first, technology second. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:30:37Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @webjournalist: Q2 Don't wait, go do… Learn by doing. Go experiment. But remember, journalism first, technology second. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:30:50Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q3: What's the one step people rush through or forget when producing a multimedia piece/package? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:30:51Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @AngelaPacienza I like your sandbox idea .. play where you can't get hurt… #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:31:06Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @hbillings: Q2: The first thing you build/video you edit/slideshow you make will suck. Do LOTS of things fast, so you can get good at them. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:31:22Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q3: What's the one step people rush through or forget when producing a multimedia piece/package? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:31:39Z
  • Walldo (Brandon Wall)
  • #wjchat Q3 Flesh out your concept by hand before you build. What will it look like? How will people interact with it? Gotta slow down.
  • 2010-07-15T00:31:45Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • @wjchat Q3 The basics of good reporting. It doesn't matter how many multimedia functions your piece has, if the story sucks it sucks #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:31:51Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q3: I would say planning and review. (Wait, that's two steps! D'oh!)
  • 2010-07-15T00:32:27Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q3 Hopefully not the audience! Rushing usually leads to silly spelling/typo errors #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:32:49Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q3 To define the story they're telling. Massive amounts of pointless multimedia floating about. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:32:58Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Q3: Rush through I'd say editing process. Poor transitions. Forget? I'd say not taking enough b-roll or photos. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:32:58Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • I like what @Walldo says about slowing down even though I also agree with the idea of doing as much as possible to learn. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:33:29Z
  • BrianManzullo (Brian Manzullo)
  • Q3 Brainstorming. That's not done enough. And it's not done with enough people involved. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:33:33Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • RT @NSlayton: @wjchat Q3 The basics of good reporting. It doesn't matter how many multimedia functions your piece has, if the story sucks it sucks #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:33:36Z
  • The_Dean (Jason Dean)
  • @wjchat Making sure the multimedia either adds something or tells the story by itself. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:33:39Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q3 Context. I sometimes see MM pieces that look like they were used just because they were made #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:33:43Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q3: Details. What the presence of the Oxford comma is to a copyeditor, bad lower third graphics are to a multimedia journalist. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:02Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Very true RT @BrianManzullo: Q3 Brainstorming. That's not done enough. And it's not done with enough people involved. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:10Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @bberwyn: Q3 Context. I sometimes see MM pieces that look like they were used just because they were made #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:18Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @The_Dean: @wjchat Making sure the multimedia either adds something or tells the story by itself. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:18Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @henrymlopez: Q3 To define the story they're telling. Massive amounts of pointless multimedia floating about. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:25Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • Q3. Generally, I don't think journalists put themselves on the other side enough. In multimedia, look at it from viewer's vantage. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:42Z
  • AngelaPacienza (Angela Pacienza)
  • Can't take full credit for virtual sandbox idea. Got it from @robbmontgomery at a campvj workshop he did in Toronto. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:51Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Q3 I think people rush to decide what tools to use, what medium is good for the story… ask what is the best tool for the tale? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:52Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q3: The planning process of teamwork. Collaboration. Seeing if there are other mediums to use that will compliment the story #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:34:56Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Doesn't happen often enough! RT @The_Dean: @wjchat Making sure the multimedia either adds something or tells the story by itself. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:35:20Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • In other words, serve the audience, not yourself. Not all your Flash and flash are helpful. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:35:33Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • *Great point. RT @bberwyn Q3. Context. I sometimes see MM pieces that look like they were used just because they were made #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:35:33Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • User testing? RT @wcochran: Q3. I don't think journalists put themselves on the other side enough. Look at it from viewer's vantage. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:35:58Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q3 What is the multimedia adding to the story? Is it a bunch of pointless bells and whistles? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:36:02Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • it's not over when u hit publish. ENGAGE w/ audience. Q3: 1 step ppl rush through or forget re: producing multimedia pkg? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:36:46Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q3 To consider whether using the available resources are profitable to use. Business thinking #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:36:56Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @Amadeus3000: Q3: The planning process of teamwork. Collaboration. Seeing if there are other mediums to use that will compliment the story #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:36:59Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q3 also accuracy. If you're gonna use a map, make sure it's right! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:37:12Z
  • AngelaPacienza (Angela Pacienza)
  • Q3: planning – take a few minutes to decide if MM idea is actually best approach. Does it add anything words/text story can't? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:37:14Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • @hatchjt. Guess you could call it user testing. Simple question to ask: What's the point? Does this make it? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:38:12Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Q3 Blending the audio — or at least making it even. If ppl can't hear it, or are put off by sound, won't work. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:38:52Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Jumping in mid-session… Good evening! Web producer at WBZ in Boston. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:38:54Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • Q3 Re user testing: Try several diff ways to tell story, see what has most hits/responses. Video? Essay? Photos? Podcast? Combos? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:39:02Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • @AngelaPacienza I think MM can almost always add something to a story if used properly. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:39:10Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q3 Please remember to check after concluding the project how your audience reacted. Look at those analytics
    #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:39:43Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • @oscarmartinez good point — and analysis: did it work? was it successful? what should we do differently next time? RT ROI. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:40:22Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q3 Planning and scoping before doing. Take a moment to think and time to sketch it out. Saves a TON of time. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:40:30Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @MattPetrillo: I think MM packages should complement stories, instead of replaying what is already written #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:40:38Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Oh hai guys. Late to the party. I'm a news technologist/reporter at the St. Pete Times. #dontworrythepartycanstartnow #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:41:09Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Agree. RT @MattPetrillo I think MM packages should complement stories, instead of replaying what is already written #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:41:09Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q4: Share some *practical* multimedia (audio, video, graphics, etc.) tips. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:41:15Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • @MattPetrillo yeah, otherwise it's like watching someone read off a powerpoint show in a presentation – I can read it myself! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:41:55Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @wjchat: Q4: Share some *practical* multimedia (audio, video, graphics, etc.) tips. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:42:16Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Q4 Always get your standard shots: establishing, close-up, a few cut aways, b-roll, before/after interviews. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:42:50Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat I will try to always remember my hashtag. #wjchat #iusedtoforgetitalot
  • 2010-07-15T00:43:17Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q4 If not using a tripod – relax your shoulders, hold camera making yourself the tripod #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:43:26Z
  • davidcharns (David Charns)
  • Q4: Think of what your story would look like on different devices – TV, web, phones, etc. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:43:29Z
  • artwickc (Claudette Artwick)
  • Q4: SWAP for video–synchronized words and pix. Don't state the obvious. Also, remember the audio and use it as punctuation. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:43:32Z
  • BrianManzullo (Brian Manzullo)
  • Q4 Think about what your viewers would want to see. I know that sounds easy, but worth reminding. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:43:49Z
  • MattPetrillo (Matthew Petrillo)
  • When cutting (video or audio), fade the audio in and out so doesn't sound unnaturally abrupt #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:43:56Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • @Take plenty of photo's. Use mic's if available and if you are using it, check levels so that they don't peak. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:44:27Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q4: Always check your equipment before heading out. Take extra batteries. Wear headphones. Use a tripod if possible. COLOR BALANCE. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:44:43Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Agreed.Had to cut a lot of my reporters video because she talked too much.RT @henrymlopez:Q4 Don't talk when doing video interview. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:44:46Z
  • The_Dean (Jason Dean)
  • @wjchat Record a couple second of background sound before you begin. Makes editing MUCH easier. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:44:55Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Q4 For audio, be sure to get nat sound. And make your writing not boring, dammit. Read with inflection, not like a dork. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:45:06Z
  • AngelaPacienza (Angela Pacienza)
  • @bberwyn – I suppose but I've seen so many pointless MM. But maybe I'm thinking more along lines of spot news. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:45:11Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q4: Share some *practical* multimedia (audio, video, graphics, etc.) tips. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:45:13Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • RT @henrymlopez: EXCELLENT!!!!!! RT @karamat: @wjchat Q4 Zoom with your feet, not your lens. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:45:21Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat NEVER GIVE THEM THE GODDAMN MICROPHONE. #wjchat #holdontothatshit
  • 2010-07-15T00:45:24Z
  • Chronotope (Aram Zucker-Scharff)
  • RT @The_Dean: @wjchat Record a couple second of background sound before you begin. Makes editing MUCH easier. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:45:34Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • @SarahDayOwen I meant while the other person is talking. MMhhhmmm OK, yeah, right. Shit, I can dig it. :) Q4 #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:45:39Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q4: ALWAYS WEAR HEADPHONES. At least, when you're shooting video or recording audio!
  • 2010-07-15T00:46:09Z
  • AngelaPacienza (Angela Pacienza)
  • Totally! I just told a reporter this today. RT @karamat: @wjchat Q4 Zoom with your feet, not your lens. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:46:10Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @SarahDayOwen Hand gestures, nods, and do the thing where you make your eyebrows go up, aka "plz continue, dood" work well #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:46:40Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • Your built-in zoom: RT @karamat: @wjchat Q4 Zoom with your feet, not your lens. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:46:58Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • Q4. A lot of cell phone vids come in shaky. I think people get more casual when shooting with phones, but should always stabilize.#wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:47:05Z
  • profkakie (Kakie Urch)
  • #wjchat Know your filetypes. Name your materials for future archive. Troubleshoot File Folder Code, and then, only then, panic. Teach 360.
  • 2010-07-15T00:47:07Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @The_Dean: @wjchat Record a couple second of background sound before you begin. Makes editing MUCH easier. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:48:01Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat If you have no tripod, try and lean against something, anything. Also, don't pan. Please, dammit, don't pan. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:48:05Z
  • oscarmartinez (Oscar Martinez)
  • Q4: The best camera is the one in your hand. Lo-fi is just fine as long as you use it to capture authentic experiences. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:48:19Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @TauhidChappell: Q4: Don't forget backup batteries #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:49:01Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • For those of my followers wondering, #wjchat is a Wed.afternoon Twitter chat that discusses various aspects of Web journalism. Come over!
  • 2010-07-15T00:49:06Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q4: Watch someone explore your work before you publish. Great way to find problems, boring/confusing parts.
  • 2010-07-15T00:49:13Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Q4 Also, don't forget natural sound. In other words, no need to fill every silence. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:50:36Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @TauhidChappell For most web/TV video, straight shots will do. Watch your nightly news and see how often the camera isn't stationary #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:50:51Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • if you're curious, come join #wjchat. lots of new voices with great ideas about ways journalism is developing.
  • 2010-07-15T00:51:07Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q4: Consider social media and how it could be incorporated to connect readers to your work. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:51:09Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q5: How do you decide when to "go multimedia"? What factors do you consider? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:51:44Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q5: How do you decide when to "go multimedia"? What factors do you consider? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:52:02Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @hbillings: For those of my followers wondering, #wjchat is a Wed.afternoon Twitter chat that discusses various aspects of Web journalism. Come over!
  • 2010-07-15T00:52:22Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • RT @wjchat: Q5: How do you decide when to "go multimedia"? What factors do you consider? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:52:47Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q5 What resources are available? What's the ROI? Is it interesting? What am I giving up to do this? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:53:01Z
  • BrianManzullo (Brian Manzullo)
  • Q5 Any time you can empower a story and bring it to better light with multimedia, use it. That applies to 90+ percent of stories. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:53:02Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • Q5 When the story has elements that exceed print's capabilities; when MM would enhance the storytelling. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:53:20Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q4 Wear headphones! Use a tripod! Crop/zoom with your feet and get close! Don't over use exclamation points!! ;) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:53:46Z
  • TheoSyslack (Theo Syslack)
  • Q5: Whenever it's plausible. Even if the video isn't well edited, it'll still add to the atmosphere. As long as it's natural. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:53:49Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q5: When it serves the story and the reader, for starters. When else?
  • 2010-07-15T00:54:13Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @andymboyle do your bosses reallly know best? #wjchat manage up, dude =)
  • 2010-07-15T00:54:15Z
  • ohmgee (martin gee)
  • late to #wjchat. martin gee – features design supervisor at the boston globe. will have to catch up on tonight's chat. great stuff! *waves*
  • 2010-07-15T00:54:24Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @SarahDayOwen Nod, raise your eyebrows, just generally be silent. People talk a lot more when you're not saying anything. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:54:25Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q5: You can almost always "go multimedia," but realize that can include much more than just video/slideshows. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:54:38Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q5 factors in using multimedia? How does it add to story, how does it define subjects, how will it give audience richer experience #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:54:45Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Q5: When it serves the story and the reader, for starters. When else?
  • 2010-07-15T00:54:51Z
  • dblanchard (Dustin Blanchard)
  • @wjchat q5: if there's something to see or hear that adds value . . which is almost always. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:55:01Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • RT @hbillings: For those wondering, #wjchat is a Wed afternoon Twitter chat that discusses various aspects of Web journalism. Come over!
  • 2010-07-15T00:55:03Z
  • GCITweets (GCITweets)
  • RT @hbillings: For those wondering, #wjchat is a Wed afternoon Twitter chat that discusses various aspects of Web journalism. Come over!
  • 2010-07-15T00:55:37Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @RobinJP I do what I am told when I am given assignments. But I normally bring a camera with me to every crime scene. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:04Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • when it's sponsored or has ad $$ attached to it. kidding. well, half-kidding. Q5: How do u decide when to "go multimedia"? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:07Z
  • TheoSyslack (Theo Syslack)
  • RT if you're curious, come join #wjchat. lots of new voices with great ideas about ways journalism is developing. (via @wcochran)
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:11Z
  • davidcharns (David Charns)
  • Q5: When the story deserves, or calls for, multiple elements, like a map, slideshow, or something additional. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:24Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Q5: I think some multimedia can be used for almost any story. Docs, audio clips from interviews—minor details can help engage. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:26Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q5 Go multimedia all the time, but pick right scale based on each story & deadlines. It's starts w/ reporting in multiple platforms. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:26Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q5 When I have the time, resources and skill to make it work, but I think almost every story is more interesting w MM component #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:29Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • Q5. As a "print" guy, I'd say that multimedia has emotional impact hard to get with words. Should not just "pretty up" story. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:42Z
  • MattPetrillo (Matthew Petrillo)
  • Agree, usually so unnecessary RT @BrianManzullo I've grown a strong dislike for voiceovers. Show your story instead of telling it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:56:43Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • RT @GCITweets: RT @hbillings: For those wondering, #wjchat is a Wed afternoon Twitter chat that discusses various aspects of Web journalism. Come over!
  • 2010-07-15T00:57:21Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @BrianManzullo I've grown a strong dislike for voiceovers. Show your story instead of telling it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:57:42Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat In the "real world," multimedia usually means take a video camera to an event, then someone else edits it together. Just FYI #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:57:50Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @karamat you say that, but there are a lot of text-to-web stories out there.. good for you going MM .. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:58:11Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @webjournalist: Q5 Go mm all the time, but pick right scale based on story & deadlines. It starts w/ reporting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:58:27Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @DSMacLeod: Q5: I think some multimedia can be used for almost any story. Docs, audio clips from interviews—minor details can help engage. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:58:48Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q5: You can't go multimedia after the fact. As @webjournalist says, it starts at the reporting/gathering phase.
  • 2010-07-15T00:58:51Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @RobinJP Well, I'm also already in TV, so I have a lot more at my disposal. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:59:07Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • This is great. But on the East Coast it's time for #topchef. So I'm out. Thanks. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:59:15Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q5 cont: building easy-to-use tools/templates can help others in the newsroom do basic multimedia projects.
  • 2010-07-15T00:59:17Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Of course, I am thinking as a guy who works for a newspaper. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T00:59:18Z
  • Tracy_T_Ng (Tracy Yen)
  • RT @hbillings: For those wondering, #wjchat is a Wed afternoon Twitter chat that discusses various aspects of Web journalism. Come over!
  • 2010-07-15T00:59:30Z
  • wcochran (Wendell Cochran)
  • RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Q5: You can't go multimedia after the fact. As @webjournalist says, it starts at the reporting/gathering phase.
  • 2010-07-15T01:00:10Z
  • The_Dean (Jason Dean)
  • @wjchat Agreed. RT @Amadeus3000 Q5: Go multimedia when words will not do the story justice. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:00:18Z
  • USCAnnenberg (USC Annenberg)
  • Attention, journalists … Head on over to #wjchat, a chat for web journalists on Wednesday evenings. Interesting discussion going on! #ascj
  • 2010-07-15T01:01:08Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @andymboyle it seems there are MM journos in the way there are photographers, separated processes #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:01:09Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Q5: When I have a story, the first thing I think about is how to implement MM. I bring a video/still camera everywhere. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:02:04Z
  • MattPetrillo (Matthew Petrillo)
  • Adding MM to EVERY story overwhelms an audience, but MM builds a paper's web presence, which adds value to the hard paper itself #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:02:18Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • Awesome! RT @DSMacLeod: Q5: When I have a story, the first thing I think about is MM. I bring a video/still camera everywhere. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:02:30Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q6: What's one piece of equipment EVERY modern day reporter must have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:03:05Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Hello everyone, I know, I'm a little late this week, but I was busy. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:03:17Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat A camera that takes photo and video and audio. And a tripod. #wjchat #ohandyourBRAIN
  • 2010-07-15T01:03:40Z
  • The_Dean (Jason Dean)
  • @wjchat A smart phone. Pictures, video, a recorder and a phone. Done and Done. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:03:51Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Smartphone. Now if Iphone4 was with verizon… RT @wjchat: Q6: What's one piece of equipment EVERY modern day reporter must have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:04:02Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Q6 Cell phone with a camera & texting capabilities. You'd think by now they would, but it's not commonplace. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:04:04Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q6: Seriously, pen, paper and a camera. (So, that's three). Plus, a Mac laptop.
  • 2010-07-15T01:04:08Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Q6: I've been burned more times by having a dead pen than anything else. Always have pens! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:04:23Z
  • MattPetrillo (Matthew Petrillo)
  • every MODERN dAy reporter? I think modern reporter needs to be defined: A writer has another skills other than just writing. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:04:33Z
  • Tracy_T_Ng (Tracy Yen)
  • RT @wjchat: Q6: What's one piece of equipment EVERY modern day reporter must have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:04:39Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @dblanchard I inteviewed a dude outside of a fire and wrote on my arm because I left my notebook in the car. #wjchat #didntdothateveragain
  • 2010-07-15T01:04:48Z
  • EvaRuth (Eva Ruth Moravec)
  • an iPhone 4 RT @wjchat Q6: What's one piece of equipment EVERY modern day reporter must have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:05:01Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Totally. Or in the rain. RT @karamat: @DSMacLeod Pencils in the winter :-) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:05:06Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @TauhidChappell Android works just as well! (some say better) — plenty of photo editing apps. Droid X will have HD video #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:05:07Z
  • davidcharns (David Charns)
  • Q6: iPhone that can make calls… with HD video recording, good email and texting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:05:27Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q4 Don't pass highly edited photos or videos as news UNLESS you disclose it. Otherwise, credibility will be lost. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:05:58Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @EvaRuth OMG how have I been able to do my job for this past year WITH JUST A 3GS? #omg #wjchat #obviouslyyourtweetwashyperboleright
  • 2010-07-15T01:06:20Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q6 def. a smartphone with photo/video and the ability to post from the scene of story #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:06:35Z
  • alp357 (Amanda Peterson)
  • @DSMacLeod You need paper w/ those pens. I've written phone numbers in lipstick before. #wjchat.
  • 2010-07-15T01:06:43Z
  • GeoRodriguez (Ihosvani Rodriguez)
  • don't forget duct tape with Iphone ;) RT @wjchat: Q6: What's one piece of equipment EVERY modern day reporter must have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:06:45Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat I'm wondering — those of you who say smartphones are so important. You getting your employer to pay for yours? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:06:49Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • @AsianStig Don't EVER use highly edited photos/video. That's not "News" #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:07:01Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @Martha_Kang you also need an unlimited data and Web plan as well to go w/ the smartphone so you can upload to the Internet. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:07:11Z
  • MattPetrillo (Matthew Petrillo)
  • q6: along with a pen and notepad, a broadcast quality recorder, or a dslr camera, or video camera w. ext.mic #wjchat adds value to yourself
  • 2010-07-15T01:07:28Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q6 Everyone is saying it, but a kick ass smart phone is a must. A game changer for real-time reporting. Go for the unlimited plan. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:07:29Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • yes RT @andymboyle: Im wondering — those of you who say smartphones are so important. You getting your employer to pay for yours? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:07:39Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q6: A smartphone. And know when to use it and have Internet access … so not with AT&T. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:07:55Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • My Droid has become my most important breaking news tool. Audio recording, twitter, good camera. (and on verizon, @tauhidchappell) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:08:42Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @DSMacLeod: My Droid has become my most important breaking news tool. Audio recording, twitter, good camera. (and on verizon, @tauhidchappell) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:08:50Z
  • jeorgez (Jeorge)
  • Twitter! RT @wjchat Q6: What's one piece of equipment EVERY modern day reporter must have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:08:55Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • @andymboyle I'm still stuck on a flip phone :(.Given a choice between smartphone and cam, I'd prob go cam.Prob. #wjchat #aguycandreamright?
  • 2010-07-15T01:09:00Z
  • cascheller (ChristineAScheller)
  • RT @webjournalist: Q6 Everyone is saying it, but a kick ass smart phone is a must. A game changer for real-time reporting. Go for the unlimited plan. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:09:08Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • @karamat @martha_kang @the_dean gotta have the phone charger with the smartphone. dead battery = no story Q6 #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:09:22Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q6 a video and/or audio device that makes it easy to upload content online. It could be a digital camera, flipcam, etc. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:09:27Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @henrymlopez @andymboyle partially. the other part's on me — like my unpaid internship in college #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:09:34Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • @webjournalist I don't have a smartphone (app phone?) and I think I'm doing just fine as a multimediajourno. Prove me wrong folks #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:09:45Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • Q6 I'd really like to say a jet pack, but I don't think we are there yet ;) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:10:11Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Haha. I ride a bike. It'd probably be nice not to arrive at an interview sweating. RT @RobinJP: Q6. a car. #wjchat … really. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:10:16Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@henrymlopez @andymboyle If your lucky, your employer gets you the smart phone. If you are serious/committed you get it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:10:21Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q6 an open mind to the possibilities of how the story can be developed/displayed. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:10:40Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @Martha_Kang Oh yes, and pixels are very important to video and photo quality. The more, the merrier. :) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:10:58Z
  • kinmanhui (Kin Man Hui)
  • RT @jeorgez: Twitter! RT @wjchat Q6: What's one piece of equipment EVERY modern day reporter must have? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:11:03Z
  • dblanchard (Dustin Blanchard)
  • @jodiontheweb I guess a jetpack would be more fun . . but a teleporter would be more useful. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:11:11Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @henrymlopez @andymboyle early adapters always pay for the tools before the bosses realize how important they are #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:11:28Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Tools for breaking news multimedia are different than for long-term projects. The tool needs to match the plan.
  • 2010-07-15T01:11:37Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • Everyone touting the smartphone necessity: does a finished multimedia product using one actually turn out well? I'm not convinced #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:12:20Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @Martha_Kang 1. Half of it 2. I don't have cable. 3. I think an employer should be paying for the tools I need to do my job. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:12:42Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • Q6: good shoes (don't get too caught up in the tech. I think too many make that pitfall) #storystorystory #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:12:44Z
  • dblanchard (Dustin Blanchard)
  • @vaguity A smartphone is just one tool for part of the process . . but it is a huge part in our real-time web world. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:12:55Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • Truth RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Tools for breaking news multimedia are different than for long-term projects. The tool needs to match the plan.
  • 2010-07-15T01:12:56Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@thegeekjuice @SDulai The point isn't 'smart phone,' but a mobile device that allows you shot stills, video, file, live stream, etc #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:13:14Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Tools for breaking news multimedia are different than for long-term projects. The tool needs to match the plan.
  • 2010-07-15T01:13:45Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • @vaguity Smart phones are great in breaking situations, but I wouldn't shoot a 10 minute doc. on one. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:13:52Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @andymboyle 1. Online 2. Me, neither. 3. I agree, but I know it's wishful thinking. :> #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:14:19Z
  • artwickc (Claudette Artwick)
  • RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Tools for breaking news multimedia are different than for long-term projects. The tool needs to match the plan.
  • 2010-07-15T01:14:20Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q7: What techniques to do you use to evoke emotion through storytelling? #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:14:23Z
  • marygazze (Mary Gazze)
  • RT @AngelaPacienza Totally! I just told a reporter this today. RT @karamat: @wjchat Q4 Zoom with your feet, not your lens. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:14:45Z
  • mcaption (Adam Popescu)
  • @DSMacLeod @MonicaHare1 @webjournalist I love the Kodak HD Zi8 in a pinch #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:15:25Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Q7 People telling stories with their own words rather than mine. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:16:05Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • Q7: In audio or video, stay with the subject telling their story. A lot more powerful to hear it from them. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:16:14Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q6: Don't underestimate the importance of using a mic whenever possible. So many good shots are ruined with bad audio. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:16:35Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Good point. Then MacBook is my A. RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Tools for breaking news multimedia are different than for long-term projects.
  • 2010-07-15T01:16:52Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q6 The ability to decide what is news, and what stories affect the lives of most people. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:16:57Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Keep it simple. RT @wjchat: Q7: What techniques to do you use to evoke emotion through storytelling? #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:16:58Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q7 You better know the story is emotional. Don't force it. If it's good source material, stick with it, it'll take care of itself. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:17:08Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q7: What techniques to do you use to evoke emotion through storytelling? #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:17:17Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • Q7: Silence or nat sound used properly can do more to evoke emotion than the best interview. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:17:35Z
  • mckennaewen (McKenna Ewen)
  • #wjchat I've learned that sticking with an interview longer than expected can reveal a lot about a character.
  • 2010-07-15T01:17:53Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q7: I think the human voice is one of the best emotional instruments out there. Esp. paired with great photos.
  • 2010-07-15T01:18:06Z
  • The_Dean (Jason Dean)
  • @wjchat Depending on the project and if there's audio throughout, some sound loops/music from Creative Commons. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:18:25Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • Start w/ b&w photograph, slowly zoom out while Garrison Keillor reads a letter & end every sentence with "Elisha Hunt Rhodes" #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:18:47Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • RT @hbillings: Q7: Silence or nat sound used properly can do more to evoke emotion than the best interview. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:19:07Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q7 Use enough emotion to keep the audience interested, but not so much that it influences the story itself with bias. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:19:26Z
  • marygazze (Mary Gazze)
  • RT @hbillings: Q6: Don't underestimate the importance of using a mic whenever possible. So many good shots are ruined with bad audio. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:19:35Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Q7 OH also find stories that aren't stupid and are inherently emotional. That doesn't hurt, either. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:20:06Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q7 video/podcasts/audio slideshows. Reading what someone says is not as powerful as seeing/hearing them say it #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:20:15Z
  • mcaption (Adam Popescu)
  • @hbillings @henrymlopez Q7 Techniques to evoke emotion: I agree. Natural sound / letting the story unfold without forcing it are key #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:20:17Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @sdulai: Q7 Follow the NPR model, just talk and listen. Let them fill the gaps, let them breath. And be very careful to never EVER manipulate #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:20:24Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Indeed RT @andymboyle: @wjchat Q7 OH also find stories that arent stupid and are inherently emotional. That doesnt hurt, either. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:20:36Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @vaguity: RT @hbillings: Q7: Silence or nat sound used properly can do more to evoke emotion than the best interview. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:21:02Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • @mckennaewen I'm a big fan of spending a whole day with someone I'm interviewing. The best stuff comes out of long interviews. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:21:29Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • RT @hbillings Q6 Don't underestimate the importance of using a mic whenever possible. So many good shots are ruined with bad audio. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:21:33Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q7 Hmmm, don't think I've tried to evoke emotion. Either it's there or it's not #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:21:53Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q7 If we're talkin technique, old-fashioned listening? People would rather talk to people than reporters #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:22:03Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • RT @bberwyn: Q7 Hmmm, dont think Ive tried to evoke emotion. Either its there or its not #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:22:11Z
  • killbutton (Amira Dughri)
  • @karamat Why would people make fun of you for that? That's what we should all be doing! Silly…. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:22:30Z
  • mckennaewen (McKenna Ewen)
  • @karamat I think the expression following a sound bite can reveal a lot more about a character than the sound bite itself. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:22:41Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q8: Rate your boss' multimedia skills… heck, do they get it?!?! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:22:55Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • You the man !!! RT @bberwyn: Q7 Hmmm, dont think Ive tried to evoke emotion. Either its there or its not #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:23:14Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @WordSmithette: Q7 If we're talkin technique, old-fashioned listening? People would rather talk to people than reporters #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:24:08Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @SDulai Good point. However, in one place where I used to work, Photoshop images that went into print were labeled as illustrations. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:24:33Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q8: Rate your boss' multimedia skills… heck, do they get it?!?! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:24:54Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Q8: My "boss" (more like director of our broadcasting facet in our student media group) is a film student. Great with photos/video #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:25:06Z
  • The_Dean (Jason Dean)
  • @wjchat At my last gig they didn't 'get' the internet. #wjchat #oyvey
  • 2010-07-15T01:25:09Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • I find myself agreeing with you alot today. RT @andymboyle: @wjchat Q8 No comment. Next question plz. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:25:14Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @wjchat Q8 my boss just got facebook about 6 months ago. she now knows how to update our station fan page **tear** #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:25:23Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • yeah! .. rt @DSMacLeod Q8: I am my boss. I'd say I'm pretty awesome. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:25:28Z
  • mckennaewen (McKenna Ewen)
  • @wjchat We just picked up a new AME of multimedia at the Star Tribune and I'm pretty thrilled. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:25:36Z
  • killbutton (Amira Dughri)
  • @mckennaewen Wait just a minute… How did they do a rack focus with the iPhone? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:26:14Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • i'm w/ that guy —> @andymboyle @wjchat Q8 No comment. Next question plz. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:26:19Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • This follow up Q via @MonicaHare1: How to tell journos (as a web person handling MM) to get more content? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:26:34Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • @wjchat Q8: I am the boss. I get it, but honestly, I haven't tried everything. Need to get more medium specialists in newsroom #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:26:46Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: This follow up Q via @MonicaHare1: How to tell journos (as a web person handling MM) to get more content? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:26:50Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @henrymlopez That's probably because I'm usually right. #wjchat #modesty #ihazit #truth
  • 2010-07-15T01:27:04Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Q8: Really hard to answer in a "public" forum. But I think some bosses are embracing multi-media, though they may not understand it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:27:04Z
  • mckennaewen (McKenna Ewen)
  • @killbutton The video's not shot with an iPhone, just the photos. I suppose they cheated that way… #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:27:31Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Bonus Q: Record interviews, gather docs, carry a camera. Ask questions about what might exist (security tapes, DBs, etc.)
  • 2010-07-15T01:28:19Z
  • hbillings (Heather Billings)
  • #wjchat Give them examples of what extra media would have come in handy in specific instances.
  • 2010-07-15T01:28:27Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • RT @wjchat: This follow up Q via @MonicaHare1: How to tell journos (as a web person handling MM) to get more content? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:28:54Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Many of us are probably going to pass on Q8 to save our jobs, if we are lucky to have one at all. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:29:14Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @TauhidChappell for good reason. But if your boss doesn't "get it," he/she's not reading your tweets anyway #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:29:32Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Q8 SO how bout them Huskers? They gunna KICK ASS this year or what? #wjchat #notansweringQ8
  • 2010-07-15T01:30:04Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • +1 lol RT @SarahDayOwen: @TauhidChappell for good reason. But if your boss doesn't "get it," he/she's not reading your tweets anyway #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:30:19Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @MeganHealey Q8 very diplomatic. nicely done. and you're probably right. it's not really their focus. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:30:30Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • I pitched Q8 among many of the other Qs. Y'all, this a very real concern/frustration for many people. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:30:38Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • @MonicaHare1 #wjchat It's a good question. Show them examples of other orgs. Offer training and assistance. Most people WANT to learn.
  • 2010-07-15T01:30:42Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q8 It's amounts to having your mom on Facebook. She thinks she gets it. She doesn't. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:31:04Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Bonus Q: Show them simple tools that have immediate results. I've blown minds with the rule of thirds. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:31:25Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • Q8 My boss is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life. #moviequotesusedbyaSmartAss #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:31:26Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Brilliant RT @WordSmithette: Q8 Its amounts to having your mom on Facebook. She thinks she gets it. She doesnt. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:31:51Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Q8 I only answer such questions over beers and/or gchat. Or both. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:32:01Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • I can understand not doing it publicly, but it's interesting that we are reluctant to take about a very real issue… #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:32:33Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @DSMacLeod: Bonus Q: Show them simple tools that have immediate results. I've blown minds with the rule of thirds. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:33:20Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q9 What are the possibilities of multimedia in the future? What do you hope to see/create? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:33:28Z
  • killbutton (Amira Dughri)
  • @karamat I guess that's a matter of priorities. Capturing real moments is worth a few extra $. GB/tapes are only getting cheaper… #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:33:36Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q8: Let me ask, what shouldbosses "get"? I'm a boss and I can't program. Is that bad? I think bosses need to understand and empower.
  • 2010-07-15T01:33:51Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Let me answer for you. If your employer isn't giving you tools/resources/time they aren't doing a good job of getting it. Fix it. ;) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:34:03Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • @webjournalist I think the non-answers are kind of giving us a consensus on what people think… #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:34:24Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q9 What are the possibilities of multimedia in the future? What do you hope to see/create? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:34:35Z
  • megloucks (Meg Loucks)
  • Can't wait for HTML 5 and for everyone in the newsroom to have an iPhone 4. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:34:44Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • Q9 hopefully as a supplement to coverage. Interactive maps would be nice #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:34:50Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @wjchat: Q9 What are the possibilities of multimedia in the future? What do you hope to see/create? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:02Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Brilliant! RT @sdulai: @webjournalist I think the non-answers are kind of giving us a consensus on what people think… #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:13Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • #wjchat Q9: I'm excited about touch interfaces, like the iPad, making better connections between the user and the content.
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:16Z
  • BrianManzullo (Brian Manzullo)
  • Q9 Hopefully, maps become more popular in journalism. Esp. for logging police incidents. So many news orgs still don't do that #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:38Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @sdulai @webjournalist I'm not answering because my bosses fully embrace it — I'm a web producer. :-) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:49Z
  • mckennaewen (McKenna Ewen)
  • I would love to see more multimedia projects capitalize on user-generated content and continue to build over time. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:50Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • Q9: I'd like to combine the hardcore database-driven geek journalism with traditional personal storytelling. Best of both worlds. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:51Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q9 Multimedia will hopefully make the system more democratic and more interactive. I hope everyone actively participates. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:52Z
  • thejqs (Jacob Sanders.)
  • True premium: versatility RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Tools for breaking news multimedia different than for projects. Tool needs to match the plan.
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:59Z
  • dblanchard (Dustin Blanchard)
  • @wjchat Q9: It's just going to get easier to share more, and to do it faster and in higher quality. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:35:59Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • Q9 I see more deep investigative/1st amendment stories, long form w/multimedia. We can do that really well! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:36:22Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • RT @jodiontheweb: Q9 I see more deep investigative/1st amendment stories, long form w/multimedia. We can do that really well! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:36:22Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @jodiontheweb: Q9 I see more deep investigative/1st amendment stories, long form w/multimedia. We can do that really well! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:36:22Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @hatchjt: #wjchat Q9: I'm excited about touch interfaces, like the iPad, making better connections between the user and the content.
  • 2010-07-15T01:36:50Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q9 I'd like to see more socio-economically depressed communities embrace it and tell their stories with it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:36:53Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @vaguity: I'd like to combine the hardcore database-driven geek journalism with traditional personal storytelling. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:00Z
  • JulineB (Juline)
  • @WordSmithette where are you getting these questions? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:00Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @sdulai @webjournalist However, if I had to answer for my previous job, I'd be even more quiet. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:03Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q9 Apps will probably become more sophisticated yet user-friendly. Interactive maps, videos, blogs, etc. will add to news. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:11Z
  • dblanchard (Dustin Blanchard)
  • @jodiontheweb I hope you're right. I hope someone will realize there's an audience to justify funding that kind of work. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:18Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • Q9 @vaguity that would be ideal. Detail matches passion of wanting to tell the story #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:20Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • Q9 I'd like to see more projects like politifact myself. It's not sexy, but it's solid journalism #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:30Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • @hatchjt my former boss didn't even begin to acknowledge the possibilities of MM/web journalism. He didn't want to "get" it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:30Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • RT @henrymlopez: Q9 I'd like to see more socio-economically depressed communities embrace it and tell their stories with it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:34Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • RT @jodiontheweb: Q9 I see more deep investigative/1st amendment stories, long form w/multimedia. We can do that really well! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:37:53Z
  • killbutton (Amira Dughri)
  • Yeah! RT @vaguity: I'd like to combine the hardcore database-driven geek journalism with traditional personal storytelling. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:38:10Z
  • assignmentdesk1 (Dorrine Mendoza)
  • @MonicaHare1 I'd be happy to send you links if you send me your email. It's not going to win any awards, but it's a start. :) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:38:35Z
  • andreaitis (andreaitis)
  • multi-dimensional displays of data; new ways to browse, sort, filter. immersive storytelling. RT Q9 Possibilities of multimedia? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:38:50Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Agreed. Not sexy but so informative RT @SDulai: Q9 I'd like to see more projects like politifact I #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:39:21Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @vaguity That's called using databases to find your sources for traditional, personal storytelling. Ain't nothin' new. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:39:31Z
  • mckennaewen (McKenna Ewen)
  • #wjchat I'd like to see newspaper photographers adapt the mindset of documentary filmmakers & not be afraid to chase complex stories.
  • 2010-07-15T01:39:35Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • Q9 I expect to see more changes in when/where/how audiences access multimedia j than in j itself. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:39:40Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Well, that's all I have to say for now. Bye everyone, see you all next week! :) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:39:44Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • @dblanchard that's a really important issue – funding the work. We could have a whole #wjchat just on that alone…
  • 2010-07-15T01:39:53Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • @BrianManzullo not only police, emerg, info, wildfire. Working with local town on wildfire evac story, no maps online #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:40:00Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Q9 I see more collaboration. skilled people coming together from different organizations, different groups to work on a story. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:40:19Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q10: Time to vote! Who is producing the best multimedia pieces? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:40:23Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • RT @henrymlopez: Q9 More incorporation of true interactivity – game engines. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:40:35Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @andreaitis: multi-dimensional displays of data; new ways to browse, sort, filter. immersive storytelling. RT Q9 Possibilities of multimedia? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:40:35Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Same here RT @vaguity: Q9: Combine the database-driven geek journalism with traditional storytelling. Best of both worlds. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:40:37Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • Q9 I do think new media will continue to give a voice to ppl who would never get heard/seen in legacy media. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:40:46Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • I'm on contract, not tenure. My experience comes from 10 yrs in Web newsroom. Fix it by being vocal and making a case. Takes time. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:40:51Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @wjchat: Q10: Time to vote! Who is producing the best multimedia pieces? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:41:15Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • Q9 Journey to the End of Coal is also a great alternative story form I'd like to see take off #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:41:29Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q9 Interested to see the future of location based apps and community reporting/journo reporting #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:41:35Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Q10 The St. Petersburg Times, of course. #wjchat #requiredtosaythatright
  • 2010-07-15T01:41:51Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • Q10 I don't know about absolute best, but NYT always does a great job with multimedia and continuing to incorporate new tech. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:41:53Z
  • vaguity (Sean Connolly)
  • @henrymlopez The game thing would be amazing to see more fully realized. I've seen experiments, but nothing huge. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:41:59Z
  • cascheller (ChristineAScheller)
  • @webjournalist Good answer. I didn't think you were on tenure; just sounded like it. Most wouldn't risk an honest answer online. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:42:35Z
  • alp357 (Amanda Peterson)
  • @karamat Haha, so glad to know I'm not the only one to have improvised. I always tuck an index card in my purse if no notebook. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:42:56Z
  • mcaption (Adam Popescu)
  • @wjchat Q10 Best multimedia work out there: @nytimes. Without a doubt. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:42:57Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • @vaguity Same here. Would love a grant to develop news games for a year. And a platform for others to tailor in their markets #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:43:41Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • Q10 That's a tough one, I'd have to say the production houses are these days. Newspapers seem to be backing away from multimedia #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:44:25Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • @botey I agree. The @frugaltraveler videos are show pieces. Short, well-edited, clean and evocative #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:44:38Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • @MonicaHare1 Location-based apps are where it's at. Love to see where they go. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:44:39Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat Q10 I think Frontline is the most baller think on the goddamn planet. They MAY be better than beer. #moreintoxicatingatleast #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:45:29Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @wjchat: Q10: Time to vote! Who is producing the best multimedia pieces? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:45:50Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • RT @andymboyle: @wjchat Q10 I think Frontline is the most baller think on the goddamn planet. They MAY be better than beer. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:46:00Z
  • DSMacLeod (D.S. MacLeod)
  • Q10 Yeah, I'd have to say NYT kills it on the regular. MM not overused — complements every story. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:46:08Z
  • sdulai (Shaminder Dulai)
  • Q10 Video: ? Interactives: NYTimes Photo: ? Innovation/take chances: St. Pete Alt story forms: ? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:46:26Z
  • mcaption (Adam Popescu)
  • @TheoSyslack Check out @nytimes for great slide show work, travel videos produced on Kodak HD Zi8 cams. Inspirational work #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:46:28Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • @karamat yeah, yeah, it's true. 10+ years with a company can do that to a gal ;) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:46:53Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Q10: I have no idea! No TV stations, at least that I've witnessed! Any good websites out there? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:47:41Z
  • mckennaewen (McKenna Ewen)
  • #wjchat My favorite new multimedia blog is @letsfu + the usual suspects (@mediastorm, @nytimes) for inspiration.
  • 2010-07-15T01:47:48Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @hatchjt FYI I spent most of my junior/first senior year watching EVERY FRONTLINE EPISODE online. #idreamtinwilllymansvoice #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:48:44Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q9 I want interactives that would come from world of Minority Report or Avatar. That tech is ripe for true interactivity. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:48:46Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Q9 It's exciting to see the evolution of multimedia; it's creating a lot of new possibilities for journalism. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:49:00Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • Ha! Their marketing people did just #crush social media for sure. RT @WordSmithette: Q10 @OldSpice? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:49:02Z
  • KatieNadeau (Katie Nadeau)
  • RT @mckennaewen: #wjchat I'd like to see newspaper photographers adapt the mindset of documentary filmmakers & not be afraid to chase complex stories.
  • 2010-07-15T01:49:09Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @jodiontheweb Wish it was evenly distributed throughout the company; but agree USAT is good. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:49:10Z
  • dblanchard (Dustin Blanchard)
  • @WordSmithette not journalism, but I was thinking the same thing. RT @WordSmithette: Q10 @OldSpice? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:49:20Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • @RobinJP We at #abc27 are getting a new website in a couple weeks. Training on it now. WorldNow is the developer. Any thoughts? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:50:06Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • General comment on several of the #wjchat Qs today: Keep it simple. I've seen some graphics that look like schematics for a nuclear reactor
  • 2010-07-15T01:50:51Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • @RobinJP Ohhh, you were talking about news directors in re: to Q8. I thought you were responding to Q10! My fault! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:51:20Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • @karamat actually @indystar did some amazing multimedia pieces around Final Four and Indy 500. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:51:33Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @davidcharns hahah stormmedia .. mediastorm .. depends which way the wind's blowing .. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:51:35Z
  • mcaption (Adam Popescu)
  • @DSMacLeod @SDulai @hatchjt @vaguity know what's up re: multimedia picks #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:51:49Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • hahaha RT @bberwyn: Keep it simple. I've seen some graphics that look like schematics for a nuclear reactor #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:52:01Z
  • JulineB (Juline)
  • @WordSmithette is it for jounalists only? And do TV captioners count? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:53:47Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @jodiontheweb Maybe it's changed, but I found the format the TV sites had difficult to use for MM. Glad it's working elsewhere. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:55:32Z
  • andymboyle (Andy Boyle)
  • @wjchat I gotta leave soon. This whole tweeterblogging is cutting into my drunken Internet time. #wjchat #justFYIfolks #tipyourserversplease
  • 2010-07-15T01:55:33Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • That's a wrap for this week's #wjchat! Thanks everyone for participating tonight, and especially to guest moderator @hatchjt #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:56:05Z
  • hatchjt (Joshua Hatch)
  • Thanks everyone for joining tonight. Next time we'll do it in video, audio, graphics and Javascript. And SQL. And text. With photos. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:56:22Z
  • megloucks (Meg Loucks)
  • @colinmulvaney Finding the Frame is a good place to spot interesting work. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:56:34Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Thanks to all, learned a lot! RT @wjchat: That's a wrap for this week's #wjchat! Thanks especially to guest moderator @hatchjt #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:56:34Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • @hatchjt Thanks. Looking forward to seeing what I missed in the transcript! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:56:36Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Q10 I personally enjoy NBC Nightly's use of stats in active video instead of with usual FS graphics. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:56:48Z
  • mcaption (Adam Popescu)
  • @wjchat Q10 Best Multimedia: Also a big fan of NPR, Washington Post, LA Times, LA magazine packages #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:57:10Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @hatchjt: Thanks everyone for joining tonight. Next time we'll do it in video, audio, graphics and Javascript. And SQL. And text. With photos. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:57:16Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • @karamat I agree…web formats at most TV stations not so conducive to MM:( #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T01:59:11Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @MeganHealey no experience with WorldNow. like it? you at Allbritton? Scripps sites all just changed too. nice. clean. blog-like. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T02:00:39Z
  • NYTtweets (NY Times NavelGaze)
  • RT @mckennaewen: #wjchat My favorite new multimedia blog is @letsfu + the usual suspects (@mediastorm, @nytimes) for inspiration.
  • 2010-07-15T02:01:15Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Q10 If only the Seattle PI would change its web layout. I can't even stand to navigate the site. The paper used to be so clean. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T02:03:33Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Totally @RobinJP: thanks @hatchjt great job hosting #wjchat … super chat, everybody.
  • 2010-07-15T02:08:57Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @RobinJP @MeganHealey we're using the Tribune web stuff at my shop. its pretty good. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-15T02:21:03Z
  • mckennaewen (McKenna Ewen)
  • @webjournalist @kimfatica The post was from the last #wjchat on mm w/ @10000words. Think we have enough new projects for another one?

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