A one day training event entitled: Create Multimedia Stories to Share on Social Media, was held at Transport House, Cardiff on Wednesday the 8th of July 2015. Dan Mason facilitated the interesting and informative session to a audience of six people interested in maximizing the opportunities that social media provides.
In an ever-evolving industry the need for journalists and media workers to keep their skills up-to-date has never been greater.
The growth of smartphones and social media are turning concepts of news upside-down. Increasingly, creating stories that will be shared on social media and easy to access on mobile devices are the key to driving traffic to news websites and blogs.
This one-day workshop was organized by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the course helped journalists understand how to approach multimedia stories that shout ‘share me!’ on social media. It was a day of hands-on learning that enabled participants to create stories using free browser-based tools.
The National Union of Journalists claims to be the voice for journalists and journalism and that it is an inclusive union and represents a broad range of media professionals. They strive to improve the pay and conditions of their members and protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards.
The union is represented in towns and cities all over the UK, Ireland and parts of Europe. They are represented across the media – as staffers, casuals and freelances in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, books, public relations, photographers and in new media. Founded in 1907, the NUJ is one of the biggest journalists’ unions in the world.