Students of the journalism craft have a chance to show off their multimedia skills with The Digital Storymakers Award. Not only do entrants get the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 and publication, but all participants get to use the Atavist’s spiffy software to craft their stories. Here’s how it works: Read more
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“I come from a print background, and I think we have an advantage on the Web,” says Loop21′s newest EIC.
Instead of decrying the decline of print, Lisa Armstrong is embracing it, and making the site truly reflects the ethos of the Internet. “Rather than just presenting information to our audience, we want people to respond. So, whether it’s through some form of social media or on the website, we wanted it to be like we’re having a dialogue about issues that are important,” she said.
Armstrong is actively seeking new writers, and those who are new to the journalism game are just as welcome as seasoned pros. “It’s less about how many years you’ve been in the industry and more about what skills you bring to the table,” she said. And multimedia skills are in high demand. So if you can show off strong writing, reporting and multimedia chops, you might start landing regular assignments.
For more info, read How To Pitch: Loop21. [subscription required]
Freelancers can find much opportunity at Triathlete.com, the website of the largest and oldest U.S. magazine that covers the sport. Writers, photographers and video shooters/editors are all welcome, and as group content director Kurt Hoy says, “If one person can function in all of these roles, even better.”
In fact, Hoy admits that what he’s really looking for is a single person to contribute every form of digital media, including social. Because the Triathlete.com staff is lean, they depend on contributors for nearly 35 percent of the site’s content each month. So pitching a multimedia package is sure to woo editors there.
For more information, read How To Pitch: Triathlete. [subscription required]
Good storytellers are hard to find, but good storytellers with multimedia skills are golden. Learn how to translate news stories into fascinating multimedia packages. We’ll take a look at the best multimedia news stories on the Web and get a feel for how photos, audio and video can enhance the written word.