Archive for August 1st, 2017

TPW TV Mobile Storytellers

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Texas State journalism students using mobile devices to tell stories about Texas state parks.

Journalism students use mobile phones to tell stories about Texas state parks.

This is Passport to Texas

Dale Blasingame uses cell phones in his mobile storytelling class.

This mobile storytelling class is one that I pitched because it marries my 2 loves which are technology and being outdoors.

Blasingame teaches journalism at Texas State. He brought his class to Garner State Park so they could combine their journalistic skills and phones’ cameras to tell stories.

They’re going to be working primarily with their phone, shooting on their phone and then editing on their phone as well. These skills are just how it’s done now. Texas Parks and Wildlife has said it needs help getting college-aged students into the parks. So that’s what a lot of our video projects are going to focus on.

Some stories were immediately uploaded to social media.

Hi, I’m Katy! And I’m Dy from the School of Journalism and Mass Comm. And we’re taking over the Texas State Snapchat.

Snapchat is a social media platform for sharing photos and videos.

So we’re going to be interviewing people and learning about their experiences with the outdoors. With Snapchat I don’t have to think too much and just kind of share what’s going on right now.

Watch them in action next week on a Texas Parks and Wildlife TV segment on PBS called Mobile Storytellers; check your local listings.

What I really like about mobile storytelling is that it’s a lot easier to stay connected to where you are and what you’re doing.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti