Presentation of information in a visually appealing manner through well-defined presentations is used effectively by photojournalists. Listed below are some of the top 10 presentations that deserve a second glance and are especially helpful for journalists, photojournalists as well as writers.
Fight the XDR-TB Pandemic by James Nachtwey
This 2007 TED-prize winning presentation by the greatest documentary photographer, Nachtwey, does more than just showcase 37 soul-stirring photographs in three minutes. What takes it to the first slot of this top 10 presentations list is the use of artistic vision to report the clear and cold message that an ever-growing pandemic – XDR-tuberculosis – is killing one person every 20 seconds.
Photojournalism in Weddings by Kenneth Hiew
Though devoid of catchy images of tying the knot, this presentation for photojournalists is full of meaty information ranging from the importance of waiting for the right moment before that first shot, down to the portrayal of an event with just the right amount of emotion. The sheer overflow of vital know-how in this 36-slide presentation leaves the audience in contemplation of the next wedding.
Photojournalism: What it is and what we think by Ashley Stout
Definitely one of the best presentations on photojournalism, this masterpiece by Stout explores the evolution of photojournalism and how pictures affect the way people see news. Stout also delves into the ethics to be followed by a photojournalist, striving to seek answers and at the same time, offering intelligent solutions. A winner all the way!
21st Century Journalism by Laszlo Turi
This comprehensive 153-slide presentation is part of a series of comparative study of ancient and modern journalism. It is, by all means, an eye-opener among the top 10 presentations for journalists. The content deals exclusively with the A, B, C of journalism and the milestones of the newspaper history, not leaving out a single topic of relevance.
Social Media Mania by J D Lasica
Here is an interesting presentation that offers journalists tips and tools to make good use of social media in the newsroom and build a community all along. An interesting topic dealt in an interesting way for the wannabe journalist or budding professional.
Nine Rules for Online Journalism by Pramit Singh
Tomorrow’s journalists will benefit a great deal from this neat and to-the-point educational presentation by the founder of Bighow.com. This top 10 presentation is a compilation of words of wisdom that drive home nine important points every journalist ought to keep in mind, especially those who plan to make it big in online media.
Advice from Writers to Writers
Advice, especially from others, has always been taken with a spoonful of bitterness, but this stunning top 10 compilation of advice from the best authors under the sun is guaranteed to leave wannabe writers with enough impetus to move ahead of others and carve a niche for themselves in the literary field.
Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese
This is, in fact, a movie directed by Richard LaGravenese that has been adapted from the bestseller ‘The Freedom Writers Diary’ authored by Erin Gruwell and now molded into an inspiring presentation for those who missed out the best scenes. One glimpse of this top presentation for writers is enough to make any writer change the world around him.
Why Technical Writers Shouldn’t Be Writers by Alan J Porter
Written by a talented writer who was once hired as a “tech writer”, the presentation extends an honest viewpoint on the nuances involved in writing technical documents. In this presentation for writers, Porter drives home the importance of thinking and writing from the customer’s perspective.
Writers Workshop: An Introduction by Diane Moore
Here is one presentation that is helpful for teachers and students at the classroom level. Basically, this presentation for young writers made it to the top 10 list because of the sheer flexibility and usefulness of the Writers Workshop format that can be tweaked and tuned to suit a variety of classroom requirements.
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