By Melanie Eversley
DJTF, USA Today
Some dynamic journalists from Media General, Gannett and Time.com will be on hand virtually next month to help you sharpen your multimedia skills and brainstorm new and dynamic ways of telling stories.
“Some Multimedia With That Story?” is a 90-minute webinar being organized by NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force. It will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Friday, March 11, and is free and open to all. Links for registration are at the bottom of this post.
Panelist Nichelle Smith, custom content editor of Gannett’s ContentOne and editor/site manager of Gannett’s civil rights project, will share ways she’s used technology to preserve and share important parts of the Civil Rights Movement.
Smith also will discuss how she’s consulted with specialists in other parts of her newsroom to help her figure out ways to better get the word out about hard-hitting stories and projects.
Panelist Vidisha Priyanka, audience editor, staff and skills training for the Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and WFLA News Channel 8 will share the special checklist she has created for journalists to consult before they head out to report a story. Along with working for Media General, Priyanka also is an instructor for the Poynter Institute.
Panelist Madison Gray, homepage producer/writer for Time.com and blogger/contributor for BlackVoices.com, will discuss some of the outside-the-box projects he’s put together for Time.com that have incorporated podcasts, video and written pieces. Gray also will share his tips for getting your skills up to speed in the digital newsroom.
Discussion will include mapping out the story from conception, reaching out to other parts of the newsroom and brainstorming ways that social media, video, reader interaction and other tools can help bring new and eye-opening dimensions to your work.
To register, click here.
See you then.