- digital camera
- digital sound recorder
- video camera
- blackberry, iPhone (something hand-held)
Take an inventory of what the students have on the first day of class.
- HTML tags
A short lesson in learning HTML tags in two parts:
Handout: Preparing images for a web site (This is a one-page PDF handout.) Additional handouts are available on JPROF.com: Beginning Photoshop (a two-page PDF file) and Photoshop Guidelines (a six-page PDF file.)
- Audacity (sound editing)
Audacity is a free and downloadable piece of software from SourceForge.net. Audacity is exceptionally easy to learn and to use.
- Skype and anything that makes reporting easier
Anything that helps the journalist gather information and connect with an audience.
Take an inventory of what the students know on the first day of class.
Do they have a Facebook page? (Probably)
Do they have a Twitter account? (Probably not)
Do they have a blog? (Unlikely)
Two of the best places to start a blog are Blogger.com and WordPress.com. And they’re both free. You can be up and blogging in a matter of minutes.
Do they own their own domain? some variation of their personal name?
Where do you get a domain name? Try GoDaddy.com or Omnis.com.
How much does it cost? Very little.
• Getting started with HTML, Dave Raggett;
• HTML Cheatsheet, Webmonkey
• Ellyn Angelotti, “Journo Tweeting”: This excellent article by Ellyn Angelotti takes you through Twitter step by step and then tells you how a journalist should be using it. Lots of links and good advice.
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