Cheatsheets and lists

Telling stories on the web can be mighty fun. It can also be frustrating and time-consuming. I've trained hundreds of journalists in multi-platform reporting at conferences and bureaus around from Tokyo, to Frankfurt, to Dallas -- and though they all seemed to enjoy the hands-on training they also seemed to love the handouts that my colleague and friend Andrew Lih and I developed.

Here are some that you might find useful. I will add more as I develop them.


Gahhh?! What should I do?
A flowchart for aspiring multi-media
platform reporters

Anatomy of a Chart
handout for aspiring multi-media platform
reporters

Video Interviews 
A reference for video shooters who are
preparing for an interview

Five Shot Sequence
A video shooting reference for reporters
starting to shoot video

Equipment Decisions
A reference for those buying their first video kit

Workshops and lesson plans

Below are some slides and lesson plans I've developed for courses and workshops I've taught.

Materials for a data journalism and infographics I developed for UMass Amherst can be found here (at the end of this syllabus you will find a lesson plan, which you can use to pace yourself through the course)

Data and Audience Engagement (Native American Journalists Association Conference 2014)
Fast-track Video: Video shooting (Native American Journalists Association Conference 2014, Online News Association 2013, etc.)
Fast-track Video: Video editing (Native American Journalists Association Conference 2014, Online News Association 2013, etc.)
Introduction to Data Journalism and Infographics (Alaska Public Media Conference 2013, IFP Made in New York Media Center Workshops 2014)

A list of tools I try to maintain can be found here