Workshop for Journalism Students

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Soundslides tips & tricks

Download Soundslides –> here (Windows or Mac).

  • Soundslides: A Brief Introduction — this is a short summary of some of the things we discussed in class. It includes links to a few other helpful resources.
  • Examples — explore some good examples of what kind of stories you can tell with Soundslides (links).
  • Soundslides Storytelling — watch this PowerPoint to learn how to think about the story you want to tell.

As we discussed in class, if you want to try Soundslides, it is free to download. You can add any photos and any music track and just experiment. Remember to SAVE and EXPORT after you have finished editing the project.

To tell a real journalism story, you must record and edit an interview. Do not be lazy and use music.

A good journalist will write a caption for EACH photo. Include the names of everyone in the photo. Make sure your spelling and grammar are correct!

NEW: One student encountered a problem with her audio in Soundslides. Before import, the audio file sounded okay. After import to Soundslides, the audio is bad — high and squeaky, sounding strange. This happens because the project settings (in the editing program) are not correct. Please read about how to solve this problem. The audio file must be 16-bit and have a sample rate of 44.1 kHz.

Beginning something new!

Journalism students in Year 3 are beginning a new workshop about multimedia storytelling and curation. The workshop is led by three regular members of the faculty and a visiting professor from the United States: Dandi Supriadi, Gumgum Gumilar, Adi Wibowo, and Mindy McAdams.

We will use this blog to post links that will help the students complete their work. We will also use this blog as a way to record what we have taught each week. That way, the students can check the blog when they have a question.

This post is in English because I (Professor Mindy) am the one from the United States, and so far my Bahasa Indonesia is not very good.