InstaSnap: Reporting Live Video 10 Seconds at a Time

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October 20, 2017 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

InstaSnap: Reporting Live Video 10 Seconds at a Time
Originally Broadcast On:
October 20, 2017
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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The emerging popularity of mobile video sharing apps, including Snapchat and Instagram, has created a new opportunity for storytelling. As people 30 and under have already abandoned the traditional outlets of consuming news -- evening television broadcasts and morning newspapers on the doorstop -- they have turned to apps that they use for personal use to stay informed.

In this one-hour webinar we will dissect the rapidly-changing ways millennials consume news and information through scrolling, snapping and, of course, selfies. Don't think a selfie can be news? Think again!

We'll analyze top journalism outlets on how they use social media and explain how reporters can cater these best practices for their use.

What Will I Learn:
  • How platforms including Snapchat and Instagram work
  • How to break down the formula for effective storytelling, 10 seconds at a time.
  • How millennials consume news and what to include and what to leave out of posts
  • Best practices to translate these skills to personal or company-wide news platforms
Who Should Take this Course:

This webinar for journalists who understand social media but do not have experience with mobile video platforms.

Course Instructor:

Al Drago

Al Drago is a photojournalist based in Washington. He primarily covers the White House, Congress, and national news, usually for The New York Times. His work with The Times includes contributing to the social team, and he has taken over the Times' Snapchat and Instagram stories while on #nytassignment. Drago was named one of the top 10 Snapchat accounts to follow on Election Night 2016 by Sweet, behind First Lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Cory Booker. His work has been published by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, TIME, Le Magazine du Monde, and The New Yorker, among others.

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512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
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512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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