The Power of True Multimedia

This … this … this is what multimedia can do so well.  The New York Times, the Gray Lady, has put together a nearly 14-minute long tour-de-force looking at the presidential campaign. It is a stunning combination of photos, videos, audio, graphics and narrations.  It is a complete package.  How complete? Pay attention to the […]

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"Homeless in Atlanta"

John Spink at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has published an audio slide show looking at a homeless woman who lives by the CSX train tracks. All told through her voice in just over two minutes, pay special note to the opening image and the signs in the background.  I would kill to make an opening image […]

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THIS Changes Everything … Perhaps …

Canon has announced it’s replacement for the long-in-the-tooth 5D, the 5D Mark II. All of the goodness you’d expect are there – higher resolution (a whopping, card-massacring 21 megapixels), better autofocus, better shadow detail, better noise control at high ISO, etc., all with the pure joy of a full frame CMOS chip.  As with Nikon’s […]

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"Last Stop"

The New York Times has a neat multimedia feature up on the city’s subway system. But they’re done it with a little twist: Ever wonder where the train goes after you get off? The rode all of the lines to the end, and then did photos, audio slide shows or videos about the areas at […]

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A 14 Year Journey

Scott Strazzante and MediaStorm have published his story looking at the transition of a farm into a sub-division, as told through the farm’s family and one of the new home’s families. It is awesome. The story is great, it is well told and it is beautifully shot. Every time I tell my students to shoot […]

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Bearing Witness: Five Years of the Iraq War

Reuters has put together a multimedia package looking at the first five years of the war in Iraq. The introduction piece is a nice summation of what Reuters has been doing to cover the war, specifically talking about using local journalists as opposed to parachuting in folks. (The intro runs just under five minutes, watch […]

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I Play With … Stuff

For the Multimedia Journalism class, my students will be producing multimedia autobiographies today. They’ve been playing with audio and web design, today they get SoundSlides. Because I still haven’t produced enough audio slide shows (I mean, who has?), I decided to do another so I had examples and samples. I scanned images at home last […]

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WooWho!! The Red & Black Goes Multimedia in a Big Way

They have dabbled, they have played. They have experimented. Now, they’ve figured out some stuff … In Wednesday’s edition, they broke a story about a faculty member with a history of sexual harassment charges having been filed against him, dating back almost 20 years. They also created an infographic timeline that ran on page one. […]

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