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The Six Best YouTube URL Tricks



This page from shows tricks for linking to YouTube videos, including repeating all or part of a video, downloading a video, jumping to a specific point in a video and disabling related videos.

Lightning Photography: A Case Study



Lightning photography is a pretty specialized business, but a great lightning photograph can really help make an online story. The Ohio Newspaper Association provides this page where a newspaper photographer and weather-chaser provides tips.



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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling



This site from the University of Houston is aimed primarily at educators, but it offers good information about digital tools and copyright and also some nice examples.

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Voice Recording for the Home Studio

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A lot of us are looking for ways to record better audio for narration and other online purposes. This excellent guide gives you some ideas for setting up an inexpensive home “studio” that will let you record good audio. It also has examples of good and not-so-good recordings.



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How to Photograph a Fire: A Journalist’s Guide



Courtesy of the Ohio Newspaper Association, this page provides some great tips for photographing fires, complete with examples.


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