Monthly Archives: March 2011

Audio Slideshows: an assignment on new media forms and communities of practice

I decided to study audio slideshows because in the practice of multimedia online journalism, it’s important to choose your tools based on the information you want to communicate.   There is a wealth of content and a story that needs … Continue reading

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Data Journalism: An assignment on new media forms and communities of practice

As I began my exploration of data journalism and its community of practice, I was cognizant that I needed to examine the craft from a broader perspective than I had in the past.  My previous efforts were focused too narrowly … Continue reading

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A Thread to the Past in Birch Cliff

I’ve created an audio slideshow about the history of Birch Cliff Public School, in the heart of the neighbourhood.   It’s a piece featuring  Tamara Hermann who’s done a fantastic job preserving the past by tending the archives at Birch … Continue reading

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Excellent advice on data journalism for those of us who don’t code

In an effort to further develop my data journalism skills I’ve been exploring communities of practice in search of technical help, feedback, advice and inspiration.  As a journalist who doesn’t code (yet) I’m finding it daunting to infiltrate a field … Continue reading

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Community news sites: “make the obscure findable”

In the next six months, I plan to apply everything I’ve learned during my MA Online Journalism course in Birmingham by launching a community news site for Birch Cliff, the Toronto neighbourhood where I live. The goal is to provide … Continue reading

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Bridging the divide between hacks and hackers

I have some exciting news to share from the data journalism trenches but I’m not sure how to write the lead because it depends on the audience. For data geeks I would write it this way: I have finally managed … Continue reading

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Five great audio slideshows

I think it’s easy for people who work in television to underestimate the potential of audio slideshows as a medium for online storytelling.    When the tools of your trade are powerful video images and sound, marrying still photos to … Continue reading

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