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4 ways to create a compelling video story

Telling a story across platforms? Think about all the platforms you will be using (TV, online, mobile, print) before and during the reporting process. You're looking for opportunities to broaden a story or topic beyond the one angle or element you’re covering for a single platform. While you gather information for all platforms, you will approach a story differently for … Read More
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4 ways to use photos in your multimedia stories

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 … Read More
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Snow-blind: The challenge of voice and vision in multi-media storytelling

There has been no American feature story more honored – or over-praised – than “Snow Fall” by the New York Times. I don’t want the key word in that last sentence – over-praised – to detract from the story’s historic achievement. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for feature writing; it set a standard for multi-media … Read More
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New AP interactive editor: Multimedia needs to be 'central to developing the story,' not an afterthought

As the Associated Press' new interactive editor, Troy Thibodeaux brings to the role the varied experience you'd expect of a former travel writer, English teacher and member of the NOLA.com and Times-Picayune team that won a Pulitzer for Hurricane Katrina coverage. As AP Global Interactive Editor Paul Cheung explained in a memo to the staff, "Thibodeaux will lead … Read More
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