How the Indianapolis Star plans to enhance its Super Bowl coverage with visuals

In advance of this weekend’s Super Bowl, I chatted with Scott Goldman, director of digital and visuals at the Indianapolis Star.

The Star historically works hard to find interesting ways to cover sporting events, from the 2010 college basketball Final Four to the Colts’ Super Bowl appearances to the annual Indy 500. During the chat, Scott talked about what the Star is working on this week and offered tips on how to use visuals, Web galleries and multimedia to cover a story as big as the Super Bowl.

A 1990 graduate of Syracuse University, Scott spent two years as the Sunday sports editor for the Post-Star of Glens Falls, N.Y., before becoming assistant sports editor of the Charlotte Observer in 1994. He moved to the Washington Post in 1999 — again, as assistant sports editor — and then to the Indianapolis Star in 2004 as assistant managing editor. Scott also served as president of the Society for News Design in 2006.

Originally from Framingham, Mass., Scott admits he’s a “fan of all things Boston. Yes, including the band.”

You can replay the chat below.

We plan to hold other live chats for designers in the weeks and months to come. If you have ideas about topics we should pursue, feel free to share them in the comments section.


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