Pro tips on how to write, shoot, record, build, visualize and think about communications. Curated by the Norwich University Office of Communications for the campus community.

5PM PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOL

5PM is the project management tool used by the Office of Communications. The first time you work with us, you will be set up with a login and password. Forgot the link? Find it here. 

Getting Started Tutorial on 5PM

2-Minute Video Intro to 5PM

AUDIO POINTERS

Audio Tips | NY Times Sound Sage Amy O’Leary

BBC Academy — Journalism | Radio Production

DATA VISUALIZATION

The Data Visualization Catalogue | “Helping You Display Your Data”

VIDEO POINTERS

Vimeo Video School: Video 101
Be sure to scroll down to “Step 2: Shooting Basics”

Vimeo Video School | More How Tos

B&H Photo | Bob Krist: Video for Still Photographers
Hour-and-a-half B&H Photo seminar on how to shoot video. From master National Geographic travel photographer Bob Krist.

WRITING FOR MOBILE & THE WEB

Five Tips for News Writing with Mobile Eyes in Mind

Best Practices for Writing for Online Readers

WEB ACCESSIBILITY AND ADA COMPLIANCE

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind

Resources on web accessibility and ADA compliance from Utah State University.

WCAG Contrast Checker

Enter foreground and background color combinations to check for sufficient contrast for legibility.