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Nico Colombant
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Fake News! A Minidoc Web Video Series
As part of my work coordinating the Reynolds Media Lab , I recently finished producing a seven-part series on analyzing the Fake News! phenomenon from the viewpoint of academics, students and guests at the University Nevada, Reno.

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Photography: A Spring Break Trip to Sayulita, Mexico
Sayulita, a little surf town by Puerto Vallarta, has a mellow wave, plenty of beautiful hillside views, tourists looking over Frida Kahlo and Emiliano Zapata inspired art, and many vendors trying to make sales.

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The Satisfying Video Trend
1. Most Satisfying This is about perfectly executed gestures, but why are these videos so watched, even when they are not that well executed or edited in themselves? 2. Oddly Satisfying There is something to say that these videos are medically calming perha...

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Instagram for News and Journalists, Tips and Exploration
My Own Foray with Our Town Reno I've been experimenting for the past year or so with an Instagram for a niche website focusing on street photography and issues of homelessness, gentrification, blight, the lack of affordable housing, displacement and communi...

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Going Facebook Live, Logistics and Basic Equipment
Going Handheld If going handheld, take advantage of what you don't have, i.e any additional gear, and make sure to take the viewer for an intimate ride, up and close and personal with your face, or if in the other direction at least with your voice, while t...

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Going Facebook Live, Part 2, Takeaways from Early Successes
Part 1 of this series was about early viral hits of Facebook Live , which leads to this series of takeaways on what might work for journalists experimenting with the platform. 1. Be a Personality Facebook Live works well as an added part of an overall brand...

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Going Facebook Live Part 1, Video Hits from the Early Days
Hard to believe but it's only been since August 2015 that Facebook live bega n, with limited availability to celebrities, including comedian Ricky Gervais, who had an early hit, before everyone could become broadcasters of a moment, of their life, from appl...

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Dipping into VR, Part 7, Intro to the 3D / Binaural World of Audio
What is binaural audio? From the web .... Binaural recordings are reproductions of sound the way human ears hear it. In fact, the word “binaural” literally just means “using both ears.” When you listen to a binaural recording through headphones, you perceiv...

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Dipping Into VR Journalism, Part 6, Reviews of Cheaper Basic Cameras
LG 360 Cam (less than $200) CNet says this camera does really well with the capture part including audio, but what comes after ... editing / posting is much more complicated. Insta 360 Nano (also less than $200) It plugs into the Iphone 6 and ups, but seems...
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