Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Media

A keynote: "soak up all the multimedia skills that you can"

There's no mistaking it, the boon of our generation is our technological savvy. Ms. Allam says that we need to be able to offer stories in a range of formats from film and photo, to audio.

By now, every newspaper in the country, including college papers, have a good grasp on photography. But video is clearly the next frontier.

A quick scan of some of the web pages for a few of the colleges represented at Georges this year shows me that The Columbia Chronicle is embedding AP videos, the Yale Daily News produces their own, and my very own Harvard Crimson is getting the ball rolling on original video content.

With about 14 college papers represented at this conference, it seems like we have a long way to go.

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