1st Edition

Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists

By Duy Linh Tu Copyright 2015
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists is the first text that truly focuses on the multimedia and documentary production techniques required by professional journalists. Video and audio production methods are covered in rich detail, but more importantly, various storytelling techniques are explored in depth. Likewise, author Duy Linh Tu tackles the latest topics in multimedia storytelling, including mobile reporting, producing, and publishing, while also offering best practices for using social media to help promote finished products.

    Whether you’re a student, a professional seeking new techniques, or simply looking to update your skills for the new digital newsroom, this book will provide you with the information and tools you need to succeed as a professional journalist.

    • Integrated: The lessons in this book deftly combine traditional media production principles with storytelling craft. It is written with the perspective of modern professional journalists in mind.
    • Practical: While rich with theory, this text is based on the real-world work of the author and several of his colleagues. It features Q&As with some of the best editors and video producers from top publications, including NPR, Vice, and Detroit Free Press, as well as profiles of leading video news organizations such as Frontline, Mediastorm, and Seattle Times.
    • Proven: The author uses pedagogy from the world-renowned Columbia Journalism School as well as case studies from his own award-winning work.
    • Interactive: The text is exercise- and drill-based, and the companion website provides multimedia examples and lesson files, as well as tutorials, case studies, and video interviews.

    Part I: Modern Multimedia Journalism

    Chapter 1: The State of Video

    Chapter 2: The Elements of Video

    Part II: Production and Post-Production Techniques

    Chapter 3: Understanding Exposure, Composition, and Sequences

    Chapter 4: Audio

    Chapter 5: Field Production

    Chapter 6: Post-Production

    Part III: Feature and Narrative Storytelling

    Chapter 7: Producing a Feature Video Story

    Chapter 8: Producing a Narrative Documentary

    Chapter 9: Mobile and Smartphone Photography

    Chapter 10: Company Profiles


    Duy Linh Tu is a Professor and the Director of the Digital Media Program at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He is also a co-founder and the Creative Director of Resolution Seven, a documentary and commercial production house. He is a videographer, photographer, writer and multimedia consultant. Duy is a Fellow at the Tow Center For Digital Journalism, where he produced Video Now, a groundbreaking report on the video journalism industry. He is the director of photography and producer of the award-winning documentary deepsouth. Duy shoots, produces, and consults for publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. Duy is a juror for the National Magazine Awards and the DuPont Awards, and has judged the POYi Awards. He received his M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University.