Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Praise for Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide

Maria Ahmed of Kingston University on Multimedia journalism: A Practical Guide:

Andy Bull’s book, published by Routledge, is a refreshing relief from much of the hyper-evangelical hysteria that pervades some of the new media camp in the UK. There are too many media trainers who just offer crude imitations of US digital missionaries like Jeff Jarvis and Clay Shirky. Not Bull, if this book is anything to go by.
Bull’s calm and practical book is ideal for beginners and undergraduates, as it mixes the fundamentals of basic reporting practice with highly accessible information on multimedia equipment and resources.  It includes really useful exercises for the classroom and well-selected case studies of multimedia practice, including many examples from UK local and regional newspaper websites, rather than the usual US-centric coverage. There is also a website (and web community) to go with the book.

Full review at Maria's blog.

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