BBC Academy - Production - Transmedia storytelling This week's episode of the CoP Show explains what transmedia storytelling is and why producers might want to use it. The simplest definition of transmedia storytelling is that it is a technique used to tell stories across multiple platforms: TV, radio, games, novels, social media, online or anywhere a story can unfold. "I think the core of it, is confidence in storytelling."– Chris Sizemore A transmedia storyteller may create many "entrypoints" across different platforms, so that, for example, a fan of a drama can read the online diaries of their favourite characters or follow their comments on Twitter.
Volume 1: Basic techniques In the first volume of ‘The News Manual’ we concentrate on the basic skills of journalism. We start with a chapter describing in simple terms what news is, then take you step-by-step through the process of structuring and writing a news story. In the middle chapters we give guidance on writing styles for journalism and the correct ways of presenting what you have written. We also discuss some useful books and other resources for journalists. Finally we introduce basic reporting skills such as interviewing and reporting speeches, skills which every good journalist needs. The first six chapters are the most important for journalists new to the profession.
Social Network Analysis: An Introduction by Orgnet,LLC Social network analysis [SNA] is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations, computers, URLs, and other connected information/knowledge entities. The nodes in the network are the people and groups while the links show relationships or flows between the nodes. SNA provides both a visual and a mathematical analysis of human relationships. Management consultants use this methodology with their business clients and call it Organizational Network Analysis [ONA]. ONA allows you to x-ray your organization and reveal the managerial nervous system that connects everything. To understand networks and their participants, we evaluate the location and grouping of actors in the network.
Lessons to learn from Trinity Mirror's latest regional sales figures If anyone wants to understand why Trinity Mirror is turning away from newsprint to digital-only then take a look at the latest set of circulation statistics for the publisher’s regional titles. All of them registered substantial year-on-year falls, November 2014 compared to November 2013, according to the official ABC audit. Yet, once digital editions are added to the totals, four did manage modest month-on-month, November compared to October, growth. Editors’ Emails – InformedOpinions.org Contact Information for Canadian Publications We endeavour to keep the following list of editors’ email addresses and their desired word counts current. Please let us know if you find any of them to be in need of updating. Calgary Herald* (500 words)David Marsden, Editorial Pages Editor, email@example.com The Conversation (800-1000 words)Scott White, Editor in Chief, firstname.lastname@example.org Le Devoir (5500 caractères) Marie-Andrée Chouinard, email@example.com
Social Media Toolkit This is a collection of tips, recommendations, tools and pieces of social media best practice. Compiled by The Open University's Social Media Team, it’s primarily aimed at colleagues who use social media in a professional capacity. This includes: People managing accounts as The Open UniversityPeople managing accounts as a nation, faculty, department, unit or any other part of the OUAcademic staff with personal accounts who post about their work It should also be useful to staff who are interested in starting social media accounts or learning new ways to use existing ones.
Local news in numbers: Exploring the history of Britain’s regional press This is the year (a fair old time ago) that English merchant William Caxton introduced England to the printing press. The first ‘news papers’ were then published in the early 16th century. As of January 1 this year there were 1,054 regional and local newspapers being published across the UK. The Pitch: How to get the attention of a senior editor at Smithsonian Magazine As a senior editor commissioning science features for Smithsonian Magazine, Jennie Rothenberg Gritz gets tons of freelance queries. Yet few cold pitches result in an article. Why not? “They’re often stories that should be told, but they’re not being framed as good stories, with good characters, narrative and a little twist that makes you surprised,” she says.