Multimedia Storytelling Panel/Thursday’s class

Please attend both hours if your schedule allows. If unable, attend the panel from 7 to 8 p.m. and then we’ll meet up in the classroom for a quick lecture on audio editing. Bring your laptops. Thanks.

Multimedia Storytelling: Doing It Well
Panelists: Meredith Birkett, MSNBC.com; Danny Gawlowski, The Seattle Times; Manuel Valdes, Associated Press
Thursday, April 8, 6-8 p.m.
University of Washington Communications Department, Room 126
Sponsored by AAJA Seattle, http://www.aajaseattle.org
Pizza and drinks provided

In the fast-evolving world of journalism, news outlets are focusing more resources online than ever, and journalists are expected to have some basic multimedia skills. For young journalists, those skills can help you get a foot in the door. But are you still unsure about how to approach multimedia? Do you want to know more about how newsrooms use multimedia on a daily basis? A panel of leading multimedia journalists will talk you through the multimedia landscape. MSNBC senior multimedia producer Meredith Birkett, Seattle Times video editor Danny Gawlowski, and AP minority affairs reporter Manuel Valdes will be on hand to share how they get their newsrooms to think about multimedia to enhance stories, talk about what types of multimedia work best from breaking news to enterprise packages, and to offer some resources to help enhance your own multimedia portfolio.

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