NPPA Multimedia Contest

The National Press Photographers Association began a monthly multimedia competition last fall, run in the same manner as the newspaper clip contests. They are posting the winners on the web each month, a good place to go look at what the state of the art is. (Links along the left rail.)

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Sun-Sentinel package on AIDS Orhpans

Broken down into several parts, the Sun-Sentinel has a package on orphans with AIDS. The multimedia packages are pretty good, though the audio levels are inconsistent and I found myself adjusting the volume several times. The longest piece is narrated by the photographer, Joe Amon, who documented the life of an 18-year-old girl with AIDS. […]

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Brumby's Keeper, F.L.Y. Jazz Dance Class

Katie Monroe, a staffer up the hill at The Red & Black, UGA’s independent student newspaper, has put together an audio slide show about Thelma Latimer, a 41-year veteran of the university’s womens dormitory. At just under two minutes in length, it features a little narration and Latimer talking about her time in Brumby Hall. […]

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Mardi Gras in Athens

Well, while I was thinking about learning more about multimedia shows, some of the students were off doing it – assembling and posting a short feature on a Mardi Gras celebration. The folks up the hill at The Red & Black have been posting to their own multimedia and photo blog since the fall, though, […]

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Apple does washingtonpost.com ad

Okay, not really a full ad, but it’s a promotional piece that shows washingtonpost.com staffers using a lot of Apple gear. There are some ethical questions here … should a news organization be doing hardware ads? Or any sort of PR?

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Voices of Rochester

The photojournalism guy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Doug Rea, showed some of the work his students had done for a series called the Voices of Rochester at a recent Poynter Institute seminar. Simple audio slide shows of the people of Rochester (and the Flash shell is pretty slick, something a student put together […]

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