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10 examples of bespoke article design and scrolling goodness | Teaching Journalism

10 examples of bespoke article design and scrolling goodness | Teaching Journalism | Video usage in newsrooms |

Have you been noticing all the pretty sliding/scrolling articles that are popping up around the Internetz? My students think they’re wonderful, and so do I. So let’s look at a roundup of some great ones.


Of course we’ll begin with Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek. This New York Times multimedia feature had the world journalism community talking and tweeting like crazy as soon as it appeared online. This blog post – More than 3.5 million page views for New York Times’ “Snow Fall” feature – reproduces an internal New York Times memo about how popular the multimedia feature turned out to be. In this post at Source (a project concerning journalism code) – How We Made Snow Fall: A Q&A with the New York Times team – the graphics director, graphics editor, video journalist, and deputy director for digital design who created this feature explain how they did it....

Via Jeff Domansky
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:10 PM

Excellent look at digital journalism trends and design. 

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How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto

How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto | Video usage in newsrooms |

"Animoto is an excellent tool for creating audio slideshows. But there are some limitations to it that some teachers don't like. Most notable of those limitations is the time limit (30 seconds unless you get an Animoto for Education account), lack of space for text, and that students have to remember a username and password to use it. The YouTube slideshow tool provides a tool for creating audio slideshows without those three limitations of Animoto."

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 2, 2013 9:19 PM

If you are looking for an alternative to Animoto to use with students to create photo slideshows check out YouTubePhoto Slideshows. YouTube allows you to create videos up to 15 minutes in length and you may specify how long a slide is shown. There is also an annotation tool to add text. For those folks whom use Google Apps for Eduation students already have a user name and log-in. Richard Byrne provides directions (with screen shots) to walk you through the process.

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, April 12, 2013 12:52 PM

This page shows how to use YouTube for slideshows so that they are longer and more accessible to students that other sites like Animoto. I had no idea that YouTube had this capability. In my district, YouTube is blocked on campus computers (I'm sure many others can sympathize) so I would need to work around that if I had students using this in a lesson. Recently I began to use SlideRocket to create video lessons so that I can incorporate audio narration and the link is not blocked by the district's web filter. SlideRocket could be used for a slideshow as well, but it takes a lot more customizing than this YouTube method. This blog has a ton of other useful information too. Kudos to the writer!