Thursday, January 28, 2010

HU J-School Welcomes Poynter Institute Multimedia Expertise

Sara Quinn, a multimedia expert with the Poynter Institute, will conduct one and a half days of workshops focusing on topics in multimedia at the HU Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Jan. 28 and 29.

On Jan. 28 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m., Quinn will lead a discussion to include storytelling across platforms and visual thinkings. There will also be a brainstorming session to develop ideas for photos, graphics, video, audio, mumeracy, data visualization and conceptual illustration. She will also present strategies on the best tools and most effective ways to integrate them into a report. These include interactivity, video, audio, social media, blogging and more.

On Jan. 29, sessions will be held from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for faculty. The sessions will focus on teaching multimedia across the curriculum and social media skills.

Interim Dean Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck is looking forward to the sessions. “Faculty and students in any top-ranked journalism and communications program must continually enhance their knowledge and skill set to maintain pace with the media industry’s demand for multi-skilled graduates, and who better than Sara Quinn from the Poynter Institute to share her expertise with us?”

The Poynter Institute is an advanced studies institution located in St. Petersburg, Fla. Poynter aids in the development of skills or experienced journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism. Quinn is director of Poynter’s EyeTrack07 research project, co-author of “Eyetracking the News,” director of a six-week Summer Fellowship for Young Journalists and a contributor to Poynter Online.

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