Adobe Software Available on Library Computers

Library Technology Services has an array of Adobe Software available for students, faculty and staff of the University of Missouri. The software includes 

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Bridge
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • InCopy
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Muse
  • Photoshop
  • Prelude
  • Premiere Pro

Users can access the software on the Macs in the Information Commons at Ellis, the Health Sciences Library 1st floor computers, the Journalism Lab and the Journalism Macbook Pro laptops. However, the software is not included within Software Anywhere.

This software will be useful for digital storytelling students, journalism students and anyone interested in using more creative software for a variety of projects.

Extended Chat Hours

Need research help? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service–now available almost 24 hours a day.

During the day you can chat with MU librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.

To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.

Echosec

Echosec offered the journalism library a free account to share with all of journalism.  They want feedback and they wanted the library to tell everyone since the tool searches social media that this information is not filtered.  

For those of you unfamiliar with Echosec, it is a software tool that allows you to monitor several social media platforms.  As a reporting tool, it has all kinds of interesting possibilities.  For strat comm, it is a social listening tool allowing you to monitor company, brand and product mentions.  

You can search by keyword, social media handle, or zoom in on a specific area to see what people are sharing.

Please contact Dorothy Carner carnerd@missouri.edu or Sue Schuermann schuermanns@missouri.edu for login and password.  

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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Try out Google Cardboard at the Journalism Library!

Welcome to the world of Virtual Reality

Your Cardboard viewer is a medium like we have never seen before

By Clyde Bentley, Associate Professor

The Google Cardboard is one of the recent wave of devices that allows the viewer to experience a scene almost like being there.  It was developed about the same time as the Oculus Rift, for which Facebook paid $2 billion. A pair of Google engineers, however, wanted to see how inexpensively they could make an Oculus-type viewer. They put two cheap plastic lenses into a folded box and powered it with a mobile phone. Google opened the design to the public, allowing anyone to manufacture it.  You can go online and get instructions to cut one out of a pizza box, buy a fold-out version $15 or pay much more for a plastic or metal version with quality optics.

Here is a quick guide to exploring the Cardboard:

The door at the back of the Cardboard opens to accept your phone. Some programs make you place it in a certain direction, but most don’t care.  Experiment.

On the Version 1 Cardboards, you could slide a ring magnet on the right side to “click” or change pages. It really only worked well on Android phones, though, so Version 2 has a paper button coated with the conductive material you often see on glove fingers. All it is really doing is touching the screen, which you can also do with your own finger.

First, install the official Cardboard App on your iOS or Android phone.  You don’t need it to use a Cardboard, but it is a good base for checking out the technology.  It has a number of awe-inspiring still scenes – my favorite is the Eiffel Tower.  The app uses the “old” way of navigating – change pages by tipping the Cardboard on its side.

The key to using the Cardboard is to move your body. Crank your head up to see the top of the Eiffel tower, down to see the pigeons on the sidewalk or turn around to see the street vendors. Don’t just shift your eyes – move.

There are more than 100 apps using Cardboard, dozens of websites and a whole section of YouTube. Some require you to download the file, others stream it. Search for “Google Cardboard” to find the latest, but here are a few worth trying.

  • Jaunt VR is a site used by some news organizations. Check Inside Syria, a compelling report done by ABC.  There are also a lot of good music videos.
  • Vrse is the original Cardboard documentary film site. Long pieces worth watching
  • VR Stories also has news pieces, including one on the Selma march.
  • RYOT is better, though.  Especially Welcome to Aleppo.YouVisit takes you on tours of universities and citiesBut let’s have fun.
  • Skydive 360 puts you in the air, then drops you.  You can turn and see the plane fade away or turn and see the ground getting closer by the second. Keep Tums handy.
  • 360Heros is by GoPro, so it’s full of crazy skiing, kayaking and testosterone thrills. I rather like the bulls running at Pamplona (San Fermin 2015).  It is probably the only way to be right in the herd without being trampled or gored.
  • MUST HAVE – in360Tube, the YouTube app for Cardboard. It has a terrible navigation system, but offers lots of videos.  It is probably best to Search YouTube 360 on a computer, find the videos you want and make a playlist that you can email to your phone.  Here are some good ones, however:CAUGHT ON 360 CAM!! Low quality, but a real hoot and a good introduction to what you can do with 360-degree video.  It’s by blogger Roman Atwood.

o   Hajj 360 – experience the journey to Mecca in 360 degrees by Al Jazeera. This is a fascinating experience that puts you in the middle of one of the world’s largest religious events.  Remember to look around you to get the full feel of the Hajj.

o   Jay Leno's Garage: Ride-Along Get into a wild car that you will never own with a guy you know but will never meet.

o   Solitary Confinement in 360° Virtual Reality – RYOT VR This was far more terrifying to me than skydiving. You are placed in a 8×10 prison cell and simply left there for as long as you can take it.  All you see are four walls, a ceiling and a floor. Spin, turn, look at the dirty toilet and wait for the door to open.  There is a narration, but try watching it in a dark room with the sound off.

o   Three-D Journalism  is our repository for class and project work.  It is mostly unedited test work, but you can see what some of our students are doing.

If you browse through YouTube, the Web and the App Store you can find pieces that range from exciting to thoughtful to silly. It is a great format for games and children’s programs. It puts a new spin on the music video. You can also use it to watch standard 3D movies or look at 3D photographs.

And it has great opportunities for journalism.

If you want to try your hand, use Google Street View to snap 20+ photos to make your own “photosphere.” Better yet, check out my Emerging Technologies in Journalism class and the MU3D Project.  We have an arsenal of 360-degree and 3D cameras ranging from simple to a six-camera, high-def Freedom360.

Clyde Bentley, bentleycl@missouri.edu

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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Master’s Student Publishes iBook Showcasing Photos, Writing of Jack and Dorothy Fields

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“South Pacific and Other Travels” features the work of Jack and Dorothy Fields.
Jonathan Stephanoff Also Curated an Exhibit of the Fields’ Work at the McDougall Center Gallery
Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 3, 2014) — The stunning blue vistas, animated faces and written compositions from husband-wife photographer-writer team Jack and Dorothy Fields are now available in iBook form, thanks to Jonathan Stephanoff, MA ’14.
Jonathan also did his master’s project on Jack & Dorothy Fields.  It’s freely available to the public.  Picturing the “other:” visual representations of the South PacificThe Journalism Library has books donated from Jack & Dorothy Fields.  The Jack and Dorothy Fields Photojournalism Book Collection

“Jack and Dorothy Fields were partners in life and partners in journalism. A travel photographer/writer team, they worked extensively in the South Pacific, and also in Europe and Scandinavia, as well as other places around the world.

As a young boy in Kansas, Jack Fields dreamed of “far-away places with strange sounding names.” After a formal education and a wartime stint in the South Pacific, Fields contracted tuberculosis. While recuperating from TB he contracted on assignment, he met Dorothy Gindling, also a patient and fellow TB sufferer, whom he married in 1948. Dorothy was a writer and complemented Jack’s photographic storytelling. They embarked upon a 50-year career, traveling on assignment for Collier‘s, Saturday Evening PostNational GeographicSmithsonianLook, and Life.

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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Resources for J-Graduate Students – Tips for Starting Your Research

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Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

Proquest’s Historical Newspapers

The MU Libraries now subscribes to five ProQuest Historical Newspaper databases for The Chicago Tribune (1849-1990), The Wall Street Journal (1889-1996) and The Washington Post (1877-1997).  We now have access to five historical newspapers: Those mentioned above plus the historical New York Times and Chicago Defender.  Access is available from the libraries’ database pages and on our Find NewsNews Databases page.

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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Semester’s End

The Journalism Library will not be checking out camera equipment after stop day May 9, 2014.   To double check to make sure you have everything returned,  books and equipment go to Merlin – http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/  

On the right click on My Library Account

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Log in with your email pawprint and password

You will see items that are checked out to you.  If you've lost any books or equipment you should buy an exact replacement which will cost you less than the billed fee the library charges for the item.  See Karen Marshall at the Journalism Library to find out about replacing equipment and see Sue Schuermann for replacing any books that you have lost.

Finals week are regular hours at the Journalism Library.    

 

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

POYI winners

Pictures of the Year International winners will be showcased at the Newseum 

Winning images from the 71st annual Pictures of the Year International competition, including one that went on to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize, will be on display beginning Friday, April 25, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. 

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Tyler Hicks's photo "Massacre at a Kenyan mall" won a POYi award and a 2014 Pulitzer Prize.

The exhibit will include powerful visual stories of forests destroyed by the coal mining industry, countries plagued by extreme hunger and a loving home opened to an Afghan child healing from severe burns. 

See more…..

Click the links below for the:

WINNERS' LIST & WINNERS' GALLERY

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK –  All book submissions and winners will be kept at the Journalism Library in the POYI collection

Winner, "KARCZEBY" by Adam Panczuk

Finalist, "SWELL" by Mateusz Sarello (Instytut Kultury Wizualnej)

Finalist, "CONDEMNED: MENTAL HEALTH IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN CRISIS" by Robin Hammond (FotoEvidence Press)

Finalist, "PARADISE" by Edwin Koo

Finalist, "WANU" by Ernesto Benavides

Finalist, "UNSETTLED" by Donna De Cesare (University of Texas Press)

Finalist, "THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US" by Christopher Capozziello (EDITION LAMMERHUBER)

Finalist, "RAINBOW TRANSIT" by Per-Anders Pettersson (Dewi Lewis Publishing)

 

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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2014 RJI Tech Showcase

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The 2014 Tech Showcase gave a first look at some of the projects and ideas students and others have been working on at the Missouri School of Journalism and elsewhere. Presentations included the 2013-2014 RJI Student Competition winner and other tech-related capstone class projects.

 

 

– See more at: http://www.rjionline.org/rjitech14/vox-magazines-ipad-app#sthash.hUexXV9r.dpuf 

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.