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11 easy-to-use tools for creating great web content

At a presentation I gave today for the staff of The University Daily Kansan, a student asked what I thought was the the most important tool was for creating stories for the web. My answer was simple: a smartphone. When … Continue reading

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Narrable: A new service for creating audio slideshows

A new website called Narrable offers some interesting possibilities for storytelling. Narrable is an online service that allows you to load photographs into a horizontal slider and then add voice narration to each photo. Viewers can scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Software for screencasting

Screencasting essentially means recording actions from a computer screen. One of the best pieces of software I’ve found for that is Camtasia, which sells for about $300. There are both Windows and Mac versions. On the KU campus, you can … Continue reading

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Software for digital storytelling

StoryMaking Software Includes lists of tools for audio editing, video editing, image editing, animation and other areas of digital storytelling.  

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Helpful online tools for journalists

Six essential digital publishing tools for journalists An overview of some basic free tools: RSS feeds, Twitter Feed, TwitPic, Qik, JayCut and Creative Commons. A video from the International Journalists’ Network. ————————————————– Mobile Journalism Reporting Tools Guide From the Reynolds … Continue reading

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New AOL site provides free video content

The site, Editors Room, offers free news video that can be embedded on a site. If you sign up as a partner, you can also get a share of revenue from ads that accompany the videos. Read more at 10,000 … Continue reading

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Slideshow tools

Animoto Upload photos and sound and create slideshows that resemble a movie trailer. Allows you to embed completed files on a website. The downside: The free version allows shows of no more than 30 seconds. For more options, the cost … Continue reading

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Video tips and advice

Knight Digital Media Center An excellent resource from the University of California, Berkeley. This links directly to the video tutorial, but the center has tutorials on many other topics. —————————————————————————————————————— Creator Hub Creator Hub was set up by YouTube to … Continue reading

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Tips on creating slideshows

A Quick Tour of Soundslides

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Getting the most out of mobile technology

Resources on using smartphones and cellphones for journalistic work. Mobile Media Toolkit Financed by the Knight Foundation, this site offers a collection of tools and resources for using mobile technology to record and edit audio and video, and engage audiences. … Continue reading

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