You can’t live without it, it has your whole life on it, but are you using your smartphone and tablet to its complete potential as a journalist? Great action shots, professional videos, audio clips, recorded interviews, podcasts… so much is possible. And the good news is that it doesn’t require nearly as much time as you think it does.
Learn exactly how with Gus Silber at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism.
During our practical workshop, you’ll get your hands on a ipod touch and learn to:
- Capture video content;
- Think in multimedia, not just words;
- Get the best pics on your smartphone (and find out why even established photographers are now using their phones),
- Get audio clips, record interviews or phone conversations;
- Understand the possibilities of the smartphone or tablet for the citizen or journalist;
- Cut, edit and post audio clips and videos;
- Integrate content: writing, social media, multimedia; and,
- Optimising multimedia content for search engines.
Why is Gus the go-to Guy?
Well, have a look www.rebelmouse.com/gussilber/. Silber is an award-winning journalist, author, and scriptwriter. He is an active blogger, impulsive tweeter, and analogue and digital technology fetishist, having embraced social media in its infancy. Of course, he’s got all the journalist street cred too, having done his time at many publications, including The Star, the Sunday Times, Style Magazine, the Weekly Mail, and Frontline. He has won awards for television criticism, feature writing, columns, and travel-writing.
What’s the cost? The course is R4 400 (excl. VAT) per person per day which includes catering, materials and use of the equipment (sorry, you can’t keep it). But, if you are a ProJourn, SAFREAN or WGSA member you’ll pay a mere R2640 for the two day course.
Because this workshop is so practical, attendance is limited to 15 people, so book soon to get a place.
Do I qualify? This course is aimed at working journalists and journalism students. If you are a communications professional, we have a separate course for you. Drop us a line.
• When? Monday and Tuesday 24, 25 March 2014, 8.30am-4.30pm
• Where? IAJ premises in Richmond (Near Media Park and the SABC). 1 Richmond Forum, Cedar Ave. Richmond.
Secure your place now – mail firstname.lastname@example.org.