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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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