Teaching Examples

Slideshow covers presidential visit
October 19, 2006, 3:41 pm
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Former president of Peru Alejandro Toledo visited the University of Florida on a speaking tour, and our student journalists interviewed him.

The text story at our student daily’s Web site has two links attached, one to a pop-up slideshow (Soundslides) and the other to an MP3, well edited, of a telephone interview conducted before he arrived. Alejandra Cancino reported the story, wrote the text and edited the audio. Andrea Morales shot and edited the photos, wrote the captions and co-produced the slideshow. The two reporters worked side-by-side to cover Toledo’s appearance on our campus.

In an e-mail, Cancino wrote:

Andrea and I had to work on our assignments for the paper before we could put this together … so this is the work of two exhausted students in the middle of the night. I went home at 3:30 a.m., and Andrea was still editing her pictures. I edited the audio, and Andrea and Brett [Roegiers, the online M.E.] put it together in Soundslides.

I think it’s great how these students are learning on their own how these things work!

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Well, Brett is also getting a dose of Soundslides in JOU 4946 so he’s not quite “on his own.”

This doesn’t really fit with this post necessarily, but during the the “Women in Journalism” panel that you missed last night, Denise Reagan of the Florida Times-Union, when asked to give one piece of advice to those assembled, said “Multimedia, multimedia, multimedia.”

Comment by Anonymous

Agreed, Craig — but I would say that any journalist could teach him- or herself to use Soundslides in about 5 minutes!

Comment by Mindy McAdams

I thought the piece was good–excellent for students-in-training. However, I’m wondering if you think text at the botoom of the photos explaining a bit more about who/what is contained in the photos takes away from the impact. How do you present that to students?

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