WATCH: Schwarzenegger Mocks Trump’s Approval Ratings: ‘Who is Advising You?’

schwarzenegger Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter early Tuesday morning with a message of mockery and advice for President Donald Trump. “Oh Donald, the ratings are in, and you got swamped. Now you’re in the 30s,” said Schwarzenegger jeering at the president’s poll numbers. “But what do you expect, I mean to take away after school programs for children and Meals on Wheels for the poor people. That’s not what you call making American great again, come on. I mean, who is advising you?” The terminator then offered Trump some unsolicited advice. “Go to a middle school, the Hart Middle School, right in Washington, six miles away from the White House, I’ll take you there, Continue reading "WATCH: Schwarzenegger Mocks Trump’s Approval Ratings: ‘Who is Advising You?’"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: March 21 Edition

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people – with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, and others. If we’re missing anything, or you’d like to pay to promote your training in the “featured training” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift courses in the “featured training” slot are paid placements. Note: Course and training descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

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Facebook Live for Journalists
In the changing world of social media, Facebook Live is the new big thing. Facebook’s own algorithm favors this live element, drawing more viewers and followers to your page. But, how can journalists use it effectively to get past the “gimmick” idea and make it something useful for viewers and for journalists? Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: March 21 Edition"

RJI Futures Lab #186: Mobile Studio and Teleprompter App Bigvu

Bigvu is an app designed to be a mobile studio for video journalists in the field. It combines a teleprompter with a platform for recording, managing and publishing the videos. Reporting by Gabe Dubois

For more information:
  • Bigvu is being used by several publishers in Europe, including France24, TraceTV, NextPlz, SportYou and Kangai. Spanish news organization 20 Minutos garnered 1.3 million views with the first 11 clips it produced using Bigvu.
  • A post on the Bigvu website outlines seven types of original videos users can produce to drive engagement. Among these examples are breaking news, testimonials and explanation videos.
  • Bigvu is available for both iOS and Android devices.
  Rachel Wise is an editor at the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and co-producer of
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DigitalEd: Video for Social Media


Title: Video For Social Media

Instructor: Kylos Brannon, American University

Learn some tips and tricks for producing your social media video campaign

In 2017, everyone is producing for social media. Everyone from the major television networks, to snack companies, to your nephew’s little league team is promoting themselves through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts. While it seems that the skills are simple, there are ways to take advantage of the tools available and create quality work that will help you stick out.

Matching traditional approaches with cutting edge technology isn’t always obvious, and this webinar will attempt to marry the two, and give you ideas on how to streamline your post production, while planning your social media campaigns. Emphasis will be on use of Smart phones with Adobe Products, such as Premiere and Photoshop.

What you’ll learn from this training:

  1. Shooting for editing & distribution
  2. Post-Production Workflow
  3. Innovative Design, Motion Continue reading "DigitalEd: Video for Social Media"

There Were ‘a Lot of Expletives,’: Video Shows Steve Bannon in Heated Oval Office Conversation

Media reports over the weekend that President Donald Trump was in a cranky mood seemed to be confirmed Sunday after CNN released dramatic video of an Oval Office argument between White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and the president. Although Trump himself does not appear on the film, the footage shows Bannon in the Oval Office gesticulating forcefully. The president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, her husband, Jared Kushner, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and press secretary Sean Spicer are also present in the film. There were “a lot of expletives,” said CNN Washington Correspondent Ryan Nobles. “We’re told the president accused his staff of fumbling the situation with Sessions.” According to multiple news sources, the president spent the weekend frustrated over the recusal of his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, from any Russia-related probe of his administration. Sessions faced his own firestorm of controversy after Continue reading "There Were ‘a Lot of Expletives,’: Video Shows Steve Bannon in Heated Oval Office Conversation"

How Long Should Your Facebook Videos Be?

This article was originally published on the NewsWhip blog. How long are the most engaging videos on Facebook? We look at top news publishers for the best practices. After analyzing how Facebook shares on videos have changed in a year, we decided to dive into what’s making these videos so successful. One consideration that comes up again and again is the length of a video. We last looked at the length of Facebook videos in September 2015. We analyzed five publishers’ top ten shared videos for the average length of a successful video, and found that average video lengths varied from 24 seconds to 90 seconds. A lot has happened since then. Facebook Live was one of the biggest emerging formats of 2016, leading to longer videos featuring more and more in the news feed. This year, Facebook announced a renewed focus on longer videos as well. This time, we
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Feb. 7 Edition

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, and others. If we’re missing anything, or you’d like to pay to promote your training in the “featured training” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift courses in the “featured training” slot are paid placements. Note: Course and training descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

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Digital Media Skills Certificate Course
This comprehensive 9-week certificate program focuses on the strategic implementation and creation of digital media content for a web facing and mobile-first audience. Taught by industry professionals and award winning UC Berkeley faculty, you will learn best practices for telling stories to an online audience—through social media, on the web and to Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Feb. 7 Edition"