Jennifer Utz: Traditional forms of media are finding second homes and new audiences on the web

During the last few years, more and more newsrooms have begun producing multimedia stories and video for their websites. Videojournalist Jennifer Utz has been among the pioneers mastering new forms of media in order to keep up with the transformation of journalism and the news industry.

Omid Memarian, IJNet Contributing Writer | August 17, 2010

Tips for stellar pocket video

The pocket video camera is one of the best new tools for journalists who are dipping their toes into the waters of digital reporting.

Jeff Achen, for Quill Magazine | August 04, 2010

TV drama uses soccer to promote social change

While millions around the world watch their favorite soccer teams compete in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, another “team” is tackling social issues in the African nation of Kenya.

tjarrett | June 30, 2010

Editorial guidelines updated for broadcast journalists

The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) recently updated its Editorial Guidelines, which are now available online.

Jessica Weiss | April 23, 2010

New IJNet video helps journalists use Google Maps

In a new video on its YouTube journalism training channel, "IJNet Video," IJNet shows journalists how to use Google Maps within an online story and why it can be useful to readers and viewers.


Jessica Weiss | July 06, 2009

Online film teaches basics of videojournalism

An eight-minute film, produced by the U.K.’s National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), offers technical tips and guidelines on shooting news videos for Web sites.

Renata Johnson | December 04, 2008

Online tool lets students practice editing TV news

The U.S.-based Link TV channel recently released an online learning tool focused on creating international television news.

Jessica Weiss | October 20, 2008

Handbook for Broadcast Journalists

Former Knight International Press Fellow Michelle Betz put together this "Handbook for Broadcast Journalists" after working with journalists and journalism students in Rwanda for four months. The handbook is Betz's attempt to fill the void of a lack of formal journalism training or reference materials. It aims to help journalists tell "real" stories and to do "real" journalism, Betz says.

Jessica Weiss | October 02, 2008

Broadcast Writing Tips

General rules, dos and don'ts of broadcast writing, courtesy of longtime journalist and media trainer Michelle Betz.

Michelle Betz | June 27, 2008

Microphone Placement

Keeping the microphone off-axis or at an angle to the speaker is crucial for many microphone to avoid plosives: the popping Ps and hard consonant Cs and Ks. Place the microphone roughly at 45 degrees, between the ear and the nose.

Cesar Miquel | June 27, 2008