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Purchase an individual course ($49/each) or gain access to all of our courses with the Media Now Newsroom Bundle ($199). You'll receive over 160 instructional videos, along with handouts and activities for select classes to use in your classroom. See the list of videos included with each course below. 

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Media Now Classroom Bundle Includes:

Instructor: Aaron Manfull

With Additional Videos By: Jack Kennedy, Jeff Browne and Jena Pae

  • Some Things To Consider When Building A Journalism Curriculum
  • Introductory Journalism: An 18-Week Course Map
  • Introductory Photojournalism: An 18 Week Course Map
  • Introductory Broadcast Journalism: An 18 Week Course Map
  • Class Structure Options for Organizing Journalism Staffers
  • Resources to Help Create and Manage A Staff Manual
  • Starting Your Year Off With A 30-Day Staff Bootcamp
  • Keep Organized By Creating Monthly Staff Calendars
  • 30+ Tips For Recruiting Students To Become A Part Of Your Journalism Staff
  • Help Editors Be Successful By Starting the Year With Editor Tips
  • Advising Philosophy - Who are you?
  • Advising Philosophy - Living with paradox
  • An Overview to Using Slack for Staff Communication
  • Public Information 101

Instructor: Jack Kennedy

With Additional Videos By: Jim Streisel, Erica Smith, Jeff Browne, Susan Massey

  • What is journalism and what is news?
  • How to make ethical choices about your reporting
  • Reporting begins with being a curious observer
  • How to become a more effective interviewer
  • How to become expert enough to provide readers with real insight
  • How to get your stories off to a great start
  • Explore two classic structures for your news writing
  • How to get your stories in shape for your editors, and your readers
  • How to get a lot of story into a limited space
  • All stories are about people, and everyone has a story to share
  • The Seven Plots
  • The Pitch
  • Ethical Dilemmas to Think About
  • Narrative Writing
  • Themes Connect Us
  • Go Deeper
  • Editing and Proofing
  • Staff Editorials and Leadership
  • The Personal Commentary
  • Sports Writing
  • Journalism's 10 Deadly (Editing) Sins
  • How to write great headlines
  • Whom do I trust? Evaluating Sources
  • Fact-Checking
  • Sports Reporting During Pandemics (And Other Slow Times)
  • How to get good quotes from media-savvy athletes
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews
  • AP Sports Style Tips

Instructor: Sarah Nichols

With Additional Videos By: Jim Streisel, Resa Troyer

  • An introduction to design: It’s a process
  • Principles of design
  • Grids, structure and alignment
  • Elements of design
  • Typography: Style, case, alignment, spacing
  • Designing with color
  • Content-driven design
  • Design trends
  • Adobe Photoshop: Basic color correction
  • Adobe Photoshop: Color modes
  • Adobe InDesign: A few simple tips & tricks
  • Adobe Illustrator: A beginner’s guide
  • Designing a photo essay
  • Hand Lettering for Beginners

Instructors: Sarah Nichols and Kelsey Kremer

With Additional Videos By: Jim Streisel and Vanelli

  • What makes a great photo?
  • Camera handling
  • You’re in control: Light, background, rule of thirds
  • Know your gear
  • Practice: One object, 20 shots
  • Photo composition techniques
  • Three angles: High, low, normal eye view
  • Three distances: Close, medium, wide
  • ISO: Sensitivity to light
  • Understanding shutter speed
  • Adjusting aperture: What’s an f-stop?
  • Basic color correction in Adobe Photoshop
  • Cropping, file size and resolution in Adobe Photoshop
  • Social media photography
  • Composition and camera settings refresher
  • Making photos with your phone
  • What is photojournalism: Telling stories with one photo
  • The photo story: Telling stories with multiple photos
  • Using light and shadow in photography
  • Making portraits
  • How to shoot sports
  • Writing good photo captions
  • The basics of video storytelling
  • Preparing photos for publication
  • Designing a photo essay
  • Photo sequencing: The 5 shot rule
  • Capturing great action sports photos
  • Capturing Great Sports Portraits

Instructor: Aaron Manfull

With Additional Videos By: Jeff Browne, Susan Massey and Jena Pae

  • Get to know each other
  • Understand the Qualities Between Good and Bad Leaders
  • Create Job Descriptions
  • Utilize a Variety of Resources
  • My Vision Statement
  • Create/Update/Know Your Staff's Editorial Policy
  • Keep Organized By Creating Monthly Staff Calendars
  • Make Sure You Are Organized
  • Recognize Your Team
  • Generate Strong Story Ideas
  • Know How To Set Goals
  • 10 Leadership Tips From An Editor
  • Fact Checking
  • Public Information 101
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews
  • An Overview To Using Slack for Staff Communication

Instructor: Chris Snider

With Additional Videos By: Jeff Browne and Susan Massey

  • Intro to Class and Podcasting
  • Find your Podcast Voice
  • Writing for the Ear
  • Podcasting Equipment and Apps
  • Telling Stories With Sound
  • Finding Music and Sound Effects
  • Editing in Adobe Audition
  • Editing in Audacity
  • Planning Your Podcast
  • Planning Your Studio
  • Analyze a Podcast
  • Planning Your First Episode
  • Record a Podcast
  • Sports Reporting During Pandemics (And Other Slow Times)
  • How to get good quotes from media-savvy athletes
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews

Instructor: Chris Snider

With Additional Videos By: Susan Massey

  • Intro to the class
  • Know your brand
  • Know your social media audience
  • Create social media content for one person
  • Know your social networks
  • How social media algorithms work
  • Social media audits
  • Social media trends
  • Creating native social media content
  • Writing better social media content
  • Creating a social media strategy
  • Creating a social media calendar
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews

Instructor: Cristina Fletes

With Additional Videos By:  Susan Massey

  • What is the greatest story commandment? Thou shalt make me care.
  • Finding the universal element in storytelling
  • The two basic building blocks of storytelling: anecdote + reflection
  • The basics of video: A-roll, B-roll and X-roll
  • The basics of video: Building sequences and understanding match action
  • The basics of video: Types of camera movement
  • The basics of video: Elements of composition
  • The basics of getting and filming a great interview
  • Making your own video
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews

Instructor: Alyssa Moses

With Additional Videos By:  Jeff Browne and Susan Massey

  • Looking Back
  • Theme Intro
  • Theme Continued
  • Picking Your Phrase
  • One Journey
  • Presentations
  • Visual/Verbal Unity
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Coverage
  • Coverage Styles
  • Where Coverage Belongs
  • Theme Copy
  • Theme Copy Continued
  • The Lair Journey
  • Sports Reporting During Pandemics (And Other Slow Times)
  • How to get good quotes from media-savvy athletes
  • Tips For Setting Up and Conducting Interviews
  • AP Sports Style Tips
  • Photography: Shooting Adjectives NOT Nouns

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