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Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling

About This Course

Want to spread your wings beyond print reporting, but don’t know where to start? In this course, you’ll learn the basic steps of telling your story with multimedia. You’ll discover ways to map out your story before you head out to do your reporting. And you’ll learn when to use such tools as audio, video and graphics.

This course also walks you through one case study, so you can see how multimedia stories are built. Plus, through our course partner, the Knight Digital Media Center at University of California-Berkeley, you can explore a library of tutorials to help you with the technical side of recording, taping and editing for the Web.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify the elements in a multimedia story
  • Understand which stories are more suitable for multimedia
  • Sketch a concept for a story
  • Identify tools needed to gather content in the field

Who Should Take This Course?

Anyone who wants to learn how to tell a story in a multimedia format.

Course Instructor

Jane Stevens

Jane Stevens

Jane Stevens joined The World Company in Lawrence, KS, as director of online strategies in June 2009 after completing a nine-month fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia. The World Company publishes,, and several sites with accompanying print products in Northeast Kansas and in Colorado. The World company created Django, released it into open source in 2005, and developed a proprietary CMS called Ellington, which is used by more than 200 news organizations around the U.S. They used Ellington to launch WellCommons, a local/regional health niche news/social media site and the first of several niche sites.