"At Medill, all of our students are now required to create
multimedia stories and become proficient in digital photography,
slideshow creation, audio and video production. They use their own
laptops and software recommended by Medill, mostly the usual
Adobe/Macromedia products. But Brian, on principle, is trying to do
the work with open-source tools. Here's his (cross-posted) guide to
open-source tools available for the multimedia journalist..."