With the coronavirus keeping journalists socially distanced from their sources, Damian Radcliffe offers nine tips for journalists getting used to doing remote interviews. Preparing the technical side of an interview is key — test your recording app, check the Wi-Fi, and decide ahead of time whether you and your source will be on- or off-camera for a video interview. Be sure to get consent before recording, and ensure that your digital files have backups (and backups of your backups). And even if your recording was primarily intended for a written piece, using snippets of audio can boost engagement on social media. Click here to start.
More training on Audio:
Converting criminal justice coverage to social justice coverage
A conversation around how social justice storytelling can help humanize even the most tragic of stories and how we can ensure our reporting serves both our communities and our readership goals.
Covering retail and inflation
Learn how to use tools like Google Shopping, Keepa and CamelCamelCamel to track prices. Also: How to use the Consumer Price Index, use inflation calculators and other tools for tracking prices and fraudulent online sellers/reviewers.
Don’t count words. Make your words count.
Writing concise, to the point stories isn’t about cutting until you’re under the limit. It’s about writing the story with the right words and nothing more. We’ll talk about finding the one thing that will drive your story, how a zero draft can start you in the right place, the magic of reading aloud and the secret sauce of short yet authoritative writing (that one, as they say, may shock you).
Data visualization: Canva and Venngage 201
Students will use a set of data points and data sets to build static and interactive graphics. We also will show how Flourish interfaces with Canva, since Canva now owns it.