Getting it all on the page
Infographics and plus ones
The design tools we’ve already talked about can be found here.
You can use anything you like. What most students end up using: Atavist/Creatavist.
- Examples: The Beatles Invasion, Soon there will be no more survivors, Zombie underworld, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
- MCOM 407 examples, Fall 2016: Repaving the road
- Spring 2016: From charm city to farm city, Team Synced helps student athletes with time management
- Fall 2015: Heroin in Harford County
- Spring 2014: Downtown bike network makes a more bikeable Baltimore.
- Fall 2014: Raising the Standards, Baltimore: Working its way off the hunger map.
- SVO: Keep headlines short. Begin with a strong subject and verb. Ask yourself: who’s doing what?
- Section heads: Upload your story in “chapters” to make use of Atavist’s section heads
- One line: When possible, keep heads and subheads to one line. Remember: what looks like one line on your desktop may be multiple lines on your mobile.
- Downstyle: Capitalize only the first word and proper nouns.
- Examples: Baltimore Sun (downstyle), NY Times
- More tips
- What to include: In present tense, describe who is in the photo, what is going on, where and when the photo was made. If needed, the second sentence should deliver context or background.
- Photo credits: Give appropriate credit for each photo. Examples: (Photo: John Smith) or (Photo: John Smith / Used with permission)
- Creative Commons licensing: If you use any images licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons license, be sure you understand the various license types and attribute correctly. Example: (Photo: John Smith / Used with permission CC BY 2.0)
- AP Stylebook: When in doubt, check the section “Photo Captions” in the back of the AP Stylebook.
- Examples: AP photos
People remember the way stories make them feel