#NEU j- students’ report on the#refugee crisis in #Greece

Nice work from Northeastern University journalism students, including a few of my own. Here’s their latest report:

It is a crisis that is testing Greece’s limits. Over five weeks, a team of journalists from Northeastern University traveled oversees to cover the Syrian refugee crisis in a country already beset by economic collapse. The coverage spans from social issues and healthcare to needs as basic as shelter.

The Cats of Naxos: Mobile reporting from Greece, where they have a large population of feral cats

An attempt at mobile reporting from Greece. I used Pinnacle Pro and edited on my tablet. Worked great but offers  only one video track. I had problems with the audio unrelated to the editing software. , I had to wait until I got a computer to get it up on Vimeo because the audio clips was too big and I couldn’t figure out how to compress it on the phone or tablet. Still working on it, and finding that music.

Also, I recorded it off the radio, so unless it’s a traditional folk song, my use is probably a copyright violation. That means I need to change it — stay posted. It shouldn’t  be hard to find some open source Greek bouzouki music.

May 2018 Cats of Naxos from Tinker Ready on Vimeo.

Using the Google Street App to shoot 360 photos

I used the Google Street View app to take a 360-ish photo.  Go to Google Maps to  an embed code. And know that you share rights with them.

When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.

If the embed code doesn’t work try this. Here. I’ve used the old trick of posting a still and linking to the media. Click on the photo.

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Sea Bright,  New Jersey, April 9, 2017

Here I went on Google maps and got the embed code.Looked good in preview and online.