Instructions for publishing an article in Latvian Zoom.

1. Log in to User name & password will be provided separately.

2. In the panel: Pages > Add New

3. Write your headline in ”Enter title here”-field.

4. Add your text and edit it (paragraphs, sub-headings, fact-boxes etc.)

5. Add images. Put cursor where you want to place the image and click Add Media-button above the writing field. The button takes you to the Media Library, where you are given the opportunity to upload images from your hard drive.

6. In the right column, under Page Attributes, you will find Parent – this is where you place your page in the menu hierarchy. Open the drop down-menu below and choose the appropriate category for your article.

7. When you are finished, click blue button ”Publish” on the right.

8. Now, when your article is published, it’s time to consider the teaser on the magazine’s First page. Choose an image for the First page. Attach it to an e-mail to me, in the e-mail you can write text and headline for the teaser.

Questions? E-mail me:

More than Text & Images

Sometimes the reader wants to know when…
Timelines are really useful. They can be used to provide the reader with an historical context or to visualize a process over time. A timeline can reach over millions of years (i e The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs) or it can visualize nanoseconds (i e Higgs particle in the Cern accelerator).
It can be an addition to an article, or an article format in itself.

  • Examples of typical timeline usage:
  • How the terrorist attack was prepared
  • Bruce Springsteen’s best day
  • Sinking of the Titanic
  • Recovery of the Titanic
  • The author’s life, ups and downs

Best free tool today. The application is developed at Northwestern University KnightLab in Chicago, a cooperation between technicians and journalists with the objective to provide journalistic tools for the internet.
JSTimeline illustrates a point in time with text, image, sound or video. It’s simple and self-instructive, just click the link below and get started (well, make sure you have the material ready).

Below an example of a simple JSTimeline, made by a student at JMG in Gothenburg.

And som links to examples in American newspaper:

Sometimes the reader wants to compare…

Juxtapose is another useful tool from KnightLab. It’s simple, yet effective. Two stacked images, with a slider, gives the reader an interactive control ver the comparison.
An example from the Juxtapose website:

This tool can be used to other comparisons than aerial photographs, though. Examples of typical Juxtapose usage:

  • Before – after photo (i e cityscapes, architectural)
  • Clothing (i e Actor dressed and made up for the role/civil clothing)
  • All kind of makeovers

The tool is extremely easy to apply. Juxtapose’s web page:

Examples from different publications:

Sometimes the readers want to know where…

A nice storytelling tool from KnightLab is StoryMap, usable when a story is moving geographically.

You work from a map, and add images, vieos and text to locations on the map.

Below an example from the New York Times.


Videos from YouTube
It is easy to insert a video from Youtube to your web page. You can simply use the embed code provided by Youtube:
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First, copy the embed code from Youtube (as seen above, Jaa (Share) -> Upota (Embed).
Then you must turn your WordPress admin page into “code mode”:  Above the publishing area you can see two tabs – visual and text. Click the Text-tab.
Copy and paste the embed code in the publishing field, where you want the clip to appear.
The result will look like this:



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