SELECTING THE BEST MEDIUM FOR A NEWS STORY
The Advanced Media Institute has some quick hints for how to decide the best platform for a particular news story.
"Great natural sound of the truck starting up"—let Brian Storm walk you through the decisions for choosing a platform in sample news stories.
In Michael Meckler's online radio journalism tutorial, you can read about some of the specific techniques for writing good radio stories in essays such as "Broadcast Sentence Structure" and "Using Numbers" (for broadcast stories).
This short BBC video provides a tutorial about recording audio with a smart phone.
Try using Audacity, a free online sound editor.
ONLINE NEWS STORIES
The BBC has a helpful discussion about how to write online news well.
See some of the best online journalism by checking out the Online News Association's annual awards.
The Advanced Media Institute offers an online guide to telling better multimedia news stories.
You can follow up on the textbook's discussion of the Denver Post multimedia
coverage Aurora theater shootings coverage at the Pulitzer Prize website.
For some good examples of student multimedia news stories, see the Associated Collegiate Press contest winners.