Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A pocketful of software just for journalists

Here’s a useful new tool that fits in your pocket: a USB loaded with software you may need while working on computers in other places.

Josh Sprague, writing for Mediactive, has compiled an interesting list of applications for both consuming and producing media, that fits on a USB drive, and he shows you how to load up your own.

An interesting workaround to problems you might encounter working with computers in the field.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Multimedia workflow presentation for SPJ Regional

Below is a copy of my presentation weekend at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 conference in Omaha, NE,

One thing about PowerPoint: it’s easy to share them later, via SlideShare.

All the links work. The videos don't, although I was able to upload the one about the lawyer searching for witnesses in Africa. It will play if you click past the slide to the next slide. Here is the related story.

Here is the package, story and video series, on the 102-year-old federal judge, Wesley Brown.

Thanks to all who attended. I appreciate the opportunity to share what I’ve learned, personally, as well as learn from the audience participation and what they do to help get their work done.

Have anymore workflow tips on how to get everything done a reporter needs to do these days? Add tips and comments. We can all learn from each other.