Video

Video storytelling meshes visuals, sound, writing and of course great reporting. Learn how to add polish to each aspect.

November 2022 video champions

How they did it: Cincinnati Enquirer’s “Taken” documentary; OTT metrics and highlights; Florida’s coverage of Hurricane Ian.

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  • Transitioning from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premier

    There are benefits to using Premiere over FCP, which include cost-savings on software licensing for your newsroom, ability to use Gannett-provided motion graphics templates, project collaborating/sharing, and more.

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  • Productivity: 123Apps and TinyWow

    ok at browser-based Swiss Army knife tools that will help your productivity. They help with file management and conversion, quick video edits and more.

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  • Storytelling Studio and video tools

    How to access and use our dynamic, custom and high-impact storytelling tools, including the “In-Depth Framework.”

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  • Shooting video on your phone

    How to get good clips, and what to do with them.

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  • Extending the reach of our video through social

    Our 2022 coverage strategy puts video closer to the center of our work, because it’s more central to our audiences’ expectations.

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  • How to produce great video from home

    USA TODAY’s Sandy Hooper offers tech tips on lighting, sound, interview methods and social media promotion as foundations for excellent video you can produce without a pro studio.

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  • Ethics around graphic violence imagery

    Guidance and best practices around videos containing graphic violence.

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  • Photo Mechanic: Setup and use

    USA TODAY’s Bob Deutsch gives a detailed overview of a workhorse tool for photo editing.

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  • Rights-cleared music you can use

    Get the right sound, within intellectual property law.

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  • Non-narrative video storytelling: Producing a jigsaw puzzle

    A master-class that also will hold some value for beginners. Taught through examples by Michael Chow, award-winning videographer and photographer at The Arizona Republic.

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  • How a local sports reporter found her TikTok audience

    Sports reporter Nur B. Adam uses TikTok to connect with the student athletes she covers. She’s gotten them to participate in videos, including some where they tap into the latest viral trend on the popular app.

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  • Working with the VPC to put great video with your story

    A brief look at the importance of video in everyday journalism, how to work with the VPC, how and what to shoot, different platforms esp. IG reels and TikTok.

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  • Fact-Checking IV: Fact-Checking Videos

    Was the video doctored? How can we see when and where a video was first published? We’ll explore how with Watch Frame-by-Frame and Amnesty International’s YouTube Dataviewer.

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  • How editors and managers can help keep reporters and photographers safe during protests

    Guidance for managers, starting with planning before a charged event, to communicating and adapting as conditions change to after-action debriefs.

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  • Q&A for journalists on personal safety and legal rights at protests

    Advice from front-line journalists, lawyers, and behind-the-scenes personal safety experts on how to cover unrest while maintaining your Constitutional rights and your personal safety.

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  • Increasing mobile video views in local markets

    This Video Champions call discusses how to help newsrooms across small, local markets make the best use of video –– and how to increase engagement with their audiences.

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  • Video for editors

    Driving home video as a concept: As an editor, how do you keep the focus on adding video, and what topics are better than others?

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  • Using the Streamyard platform for livestreaming/broadcasting

    Presented by Steve Elfers of USA Today, this webinar delves into how to use the Streamyard platform for both livestreaming and broadcasting.

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  • Video (for digital editors)

    Digital video editing: Desktop video editing best practices and tips, including lower thirds and YouTube Live

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  • Using Adobe Premiere Rush for video editing

    Here, Robert Linderman discusses how to use Adobe Premiere Rush for video editing.

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  • Using video diaries to tell stories remotely

    Through video diaries filmed by the subjects themselves, USA TODAY’s Coronavirus Chronicles is a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Americans from single parenting, unemployment, weddings to grieving.

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  • Don’t forget social (for digital editors)

    What about the platforms we don’t talk about much? This seminar examines how to make the most of those platforms.

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  • Journalism from your phone

    Sarah Self-Welbeck from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal shows you tips and tricks on recording and editing audio and video, taking the best photos and time-saving tools that make journalism from your cell phone possible and productive.

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  • Lighting for photo and video

    Join USA TODAY staff photographer Robert Hanashiro in an informal and fun discussion about location lighting.

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  • Video for reporters

    Quick-hit videos and mobile workflow: We’ll review the best way to create basic video on your phone and upload to youtube, as well as what type of videos make great quick hits

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