Multimedia Journalism

What is multimedia journalism?

Print journalists, radio journalists, TV journalists – the old demarcation lines that separated them have gone forever and every publication and broadcaster has become a multimedia platform.

Gone are the days of journalists only working on producing a daily newspaper, as the last 50 years have seen immense changes in how we consume news and information.

It is now not uncommon for a reporter to attend an event, conduct an interview on camera for a video package and then provide separate copy for use online and in a printed product.

Technology has made journalists more productive. There are millions of pages of research at your fingertips, meaning reporters can work quicker and more efficiently than ever before.

What will we teach you?

Multimedia journalism is not a specific NCTJ module. It is something that runs through each and every module we teach.

From putting together multimedia content for your portfolio to learning how to reach audiences through digital platforms, we ensure you get the vital multimedia skills employers are looking for. 

News Associates trainees will all receive training in video journalism and every trainee will be expected to contribute a minimum of one broadcast item to their portfolio.

And their work will be published across the range of media we supply.

See below for some examples of video journalism work contributed by our trainees.

At News Associates we want to produce reporters whose CVs appeal to the widest range of employers – they need to be able to work in every medium, in words and pictures.

Here’s some examples of some recent video work.

Broadcast days give trainees the chance to produce their own live streamed news programme, with industry mentors helping them shape and create their production.
Our trainees went out and about to discover some of the stranger sports played in London – from frisbee to gaelic football
When a cat killer was stalking Croydon, the story made national headlines and went viral on social media.

Steve Walter (now Solent News Agency) on the weird new sport of FootGolf.
http://swlondoner.co.uk/content/04072004-footgolf-proves-big-success-first-london-course-opens-croydon 

Oli Rahman and Rachel Mountain on the threat to close down one of London’s most famous skate parks.
http://swlondoner.co.uk/content/16051864-battle-save-undercroft-skate-park-continues-lambeth-council-receive-planning-applic

And sometimes it pays to shoot something quickly on your camera phone. This video of Sir Bobby Charlton dancing to Beyonce went viral. It’s had nearly 200,000 You Tube views and featured on Soccer AM and numerous national newspaper websites. Shows why it pays to be quick thinking.

Our trainees have also been busy with their podcasts – see a couple of recent examples below: