Our 2023 video strategy explained

How we will reach new readers, delight and entertain and share great stories.

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Case study — High-end video storytelling

A reporter and photographer/videographer from Louisville collaborate to document the lives of survivors of a catastrophic tornado.

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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

A primer on making the transition from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere. This session will be led by Justin Schultz, Senior Editor, Digital Video Franchises. 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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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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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.

Examples Chow uses in the workshop:

Forgive Me

Beyond the Gridiron series


Colorado River

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Working with the VPC to put great video with your story

We will talk about 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. Featuring Jane Mo, producer of video franchises.

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Fact-Checking IV: Fact-Checking Videos

People unknown to you often tweet, email or text you videos from “news events.” But do you know if they are legit? Was the video from today or five years ago? 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.

Great for fact-checking videos. Paste URL into player and hit the arrow keys to look at each shot frame by frame. Watch for shadows out of place, etc. You also can watch frame by frame in YouTube by using the comma and period keys after pausing the video. Comma moves backward and period forward.

Exercise: Test both tools with this famous fake video of a bird trying to fly off with a kid. It was passed off as real and went viral. Watch the shadows of the bird and the kid for clues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE0Q904gtMI

ABC News story explaining how to tell it’s fake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVr43I16B3Q

YouTube Dataviewer
From Amnesty International, plug a YouTube video URL in and see where the video has been published through reverse lookup of video frames.

Verification Handbook

Case studies and examples of how to verify photos, video and other news.

Tips for spotting deep fakes from Norton

More fact-checking tools on Journalist’s Toolbox: https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/category/trust-and-verification/

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