Andrew C. Nelson

Multimedia Reporter.

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Aug 16
Abbey church at Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers.

Abbey church at Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers.


Aug 14

These are archival photos I found when writing about a Catholic parish marking its 50th anniversary in rural Georgia. It was good luck that I was able to interview this priest, Fr. Frank Ruff, tasked in the early 1960s with starting the faith community. 

I learned from a Poynter webinar about digital tools, including Soundcite. My goal to embed the audio in the story didn’t work with our Wordpress system, so instead used Soundcloud to share the recordings in the post.  (I think the recordings add depth to the story, hearing from the now retired priest how he’d make himself known in the community.) 

But to my surprise, the recordings didn’t attract many listeners, if the numbers on Soundcloud are to be believed. 


Jul 20

Jun 26

Art of storytelling: Structure, organization and finding characters

gannettire2014:

Raquel Rutledge of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Working on a narrative? Read it out loud and cut when you get bored.

Great advice. Before you tell your readers a story, tell yourself the story. If it sounds wrong on your ear, it’s wrong.

— Peter D. Kramer / Westchester
#IRE14


Jun 12

Two lists of free tools for journalists

socialmediadesk:

A station reporter emailed me yesterday and mentioned that he was always looking for free or no cost tools for his newsroom. Recently these two resources were mentioned on the NICAR listserv:

Free Tools for Digital Journalism Storytelling

Google Doc full of Free Storytelling/Journalism Tools

if there are other resources for these, please let me know.


May 30
This book challenges me to be a better writer.

This book challenges me to be a better writer.


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May 15

Tips on writing tighter stories


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