The best journalism articles you might have missed
Another three months have flown by and it’s been a busy quarter with lots of new articles on online video and entrepreneurial journalism on the blog.
It’s been a bit quieter this spring as I’ve been working on several film and training commissions.
A normal (twice-weekly) blog service should resume shortly. In the mean time, here’s some of the most popular articles on this site since March. For earlier ones, click here.
What makes you a visual storyteller? – we talk a lot about ‘visual storytelling’ but what does it mean? And how do you do it?
The end of television and what that means for you – why I think television’s days are numbered (and why that’s great)
Five principles every video editor needs to know – from the 1920s, the earliest principles from the masters of cinema.
How to let transitions tell the story – how can our use of transitions make us better storytellers?
How I used motion graphics to explain the AV referendum – In May I produced a film to explain the UK referendum.
Two amazing video stories about loss – two more examples of extraordinary video storytelling.
My process for developing new video projects – I explain how I develop my visual storytelling ideas.
How to make online video that really engages audiences (and how to utterly fail it it) – one issue, two very different ways of using online video.
Can we teach journalists to be entrepreneurial? – I argue we must teach journalists to be entrepreneurial – for their own sake, and for the profession.
The age of the online publisher – and five people who are embracing it – some inspiring examples of people who have become online publishers.
Five big reasons to run a small news business – I explain the big advantages of running an intentionally small business.
Why layers could be the secret to improving online video – some ideas I helped come up with for the future of video with Mozilla and the Guardian.
Why do so many student journalists call themselves ‘aspiring’? – would you hire a journalist who called themselves ‘aspiring’?
What does the myNewsBiz competition tell us about entrepreneurial journalism? – as our nationwide search for entrepreneurial journalists wraps up, I look back at what we’ve learned.