Friday, 6 January 2012

This term's masterclasses from MMJ

A Happy New Year to all users of Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide

We're sorting out content up to Easter, so here's a run-down of planned topics. As ever, feel free to get in touch if there are things you'd like included in any of them, or other areas you'd like to see covered. 
A number of things in the list below were suggested by MMJ registered users, so thanks to them for taking the trouble to raise them.

Masterclass 41: Focus on print

Print may be under pressure, but it's still core to what many journalists do. We'll take a look at innovations in the medium, including Make My Newspaper.
Make My Newspaper lets you create your own tabloid online, design it, add content and buy a short print run. It could be the answer for  journalism courses where creating a print product is an important learning tool and demonstration of competence. And it might work for hyperlocals that want a print presence.
We hope to offer two free print runs of 100, 20-page papers to lucky UK-based journalism courses, hyperlocals or start-ups.
January 14, 2012

Masterclass 42: Focus on video

VeriLocal lets you record and edit video on an iPhone or other Apple mobile device, and upload it swiftly through a dedicated link to your own website.
VeriLocal scores on two counts - it's a much more sophisticated in-phone editing app than anything else on the market, and its dedicated upload facility means you avoid the perennial problem with other apps of a long time-lag on your video uploads.
Hopefully there'll be a number of free trials on offer for MMJ users from VeriLocal.
January 28 

Masterclass 43: What web-clipping app is best for journalists?

A range of competing apps road-tested and compared
February 11 2012

Masterclass 44: Flash website building for non-coders

February 25 

Masterclass 45: Getting started and building proficiency in Wordpress 

Two levels of tuition in Wordpress. We’ll kick off by getting a basic site up and running. 
Then we'll look at using customised themes to create a really impressive Wordpress publishing platform.
March 10

Masterclass 46 - 49: How to choose a specialism, Series 2

We looked here at eight popular journalistic specialisms. Now we feature a second series, including:
  • Technology
  • Music
  • Education
March 24 - May 5

Masterclass 50: Brand Journalism

What it is, and why it could be the future for many journalists
May 19

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