As you plan your multimedia story, you have to decide which tools (video, audio, photos, graphics, etc.) would best tell each part of the story. The web is a visual medium, so be sure to include photos.

  • Use photos to replace 1,000 words, not as accessories to words. Text and photos should complement each other visually, as well as in their content.
  • Don't be afraid to put text directly on your photos.
  • Photos can be used individually, to set a mood or introduce a story or section of a story.
  • Photos can be used sequentially, to tell a story with a slide show or timeline.

Taken from Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling, a self-directed course by Jane Stevens at Poynter NewsU.

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