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Welcome to Our Web Site Redesign

Over the years, our workshops have resulted in the production of hundreds of tutorials and video presentations. The growth of this content also made it more difficult for you, the working journalist, to quickly find what you need to develop your digital storytelling skills.

This redesign simplifies our navigation and makes finding what you need easier. We also added new features to help you learn from the work of our alumni. And as always, training for newsroom leadership in the digital age is available from our sister organization at the USC Annenberg School for Communication.

We're still working through a few kinks and design issues so expect additional improvements over the coming weeks and months. We welcome your feedback and will attempt to incorporate your suggestions as the site evolves.

New home page

  • The home page houses most of the content you are used to seeing and some new items.
  • The navigation has been consolidated to the top of the page. 
  • A new calendar alerts you to upcoming workshops, training we conduct at conferences and other important digital media events.
  • We have collected reporting projects posted by our Alumni and mapped them for easy navigation.

New home page description

 

Tutorials

We have nearly 100 tutorials to help you learn digital media skills. They are grouped by subject and our interactive navigation makes it easy to browse descriptions before deciding which one you need. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to keep up to date with the latest additions.

new tutorials page with improved browsing

 

Projects by Alumni

This interactive map has links to projects by Fellows who have been through our program. Browse the map to see stories in your area or specific types of multimedia stories throughout the US to learn from real-world examples. Or view the stories in list format.

map of alumni multimedia stories

Applications

We've added new descriptions of our workshops and what they entail. Learn more about them, then apply online.

Design: Walking the Talk

We want to lead by example. So we simplified and developed a more clear hierarchy of our content. We edit items more closely to help you scan for the information you want. Our color palette was expanded and modernized to better reflect our organization. And we implemented several of the latest web publishing technologies, including custom web fonts, JQuery and Google's API.

We also built the site on a 960 grid. To see the grid in action, click on this 960 Gridder tool.

Thanks for spending time learning about our redesign. We welcome your feedback and look forward to better serving you as our site evolves.