A new book, for multimedia journalists


Multimedia Journal will show you how to tap into your creativity by guiding you through a variety of activities that will prod your imagination so you can capture new ideas for multimedia storytelling. The exercises are intended to jump-start your creative energy. This book is for Multimedia Journalists.

Square 7×7 inches (18×18 cm) 60 pages

Published: January 1, 2008

By Richard Koci Hernandez

I want to share a project that recently started out as notes/worksheets to help a few workshop attendees and turned into a 60 page book. This project has forced me to practice what I’ve been preaching and I hope it can help you or someone you know. So spread the word! It’s already become a Blurb Best Seller.

The book is packed with over 50 creative exercises and ideas to get you thinking creativity about photography, video, audio and multimedia in general. It’s also packed with some great resources, which I plan to post as a PDF download- the resources that is, not the book- but you can get a sneak peak by downloading the first 15 pages of the book as a PDF, here.

My new book is hot off the presses at Blurb! Take a peek and
place your order if you’re so inclined.

I hope you enjoy the book -if you choose to purchase- it’s from the heart, tnxs,




  1. Richard –
    Thanks for the dynamic, inspiring talk at Knight Digital Media Center in Berkeley. Just ordered the book. Can’t wait to work thru it!

  2. Bought your book. It arrived yesterday. What a beautiful and inspirational libro. I love the design and the photographs, I assume they are all yours? Anyway, just wanted to say thank you and I’ve already embarked on a few of the creative exercises. I have a feeling this is going to be fun.

    Mark H

  3. Richard – sounds intriguing. I downloaded the pdf – but it’s just pictures and bio.
    are there any reviews of your book yet?

  4. Got the book, thanks for it and all the hard work this the site.
    Your Black Journal thing is catchy, please start one (the black journal blog ?),on line, multimedia, take submissions, everyone stays anonymous

  5. OT:Complaint department please:tried to watch your lecture (New Media-U of Calif).Could not get it to stream. I have a very fast connection and a computer that dims the lights in the neighborhood when I turn it on.
    It would be really cool if I could download it some where. I teach and would like to show it to students but the streaming is painfully wrought with hiccups. Not your party I know: but it’s a great piece of communication (I think….only able to receive about every other word)
    It’s encoded small enough: download link pretty please
    Would like to see your hard work without the drop cuts.