Articles about "Multimedia"


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Explore the makings of interactive journalism

At some point, every journalist grapples with figuring out what his or her story is about – particularly if that story involves complex data sets or government documents, and the end result will be an interactive project rather than a … Read more

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New Vice series animates journalists’ stories

When Carrie Ching recorded Mimi Chakarova telling the story of how she posed as a prostitute to research her film, The Price of Sex, she turned the lights out. "I wanted it to feel really intimate. Like a confessional," Ching said in an interview with Poynter.

Working in the dark "really helped" convey Chakarova's story, Ching said. "I Posed as a Prostitute in a Turkish Brothel" is the first installment of her "Correspondent Confidential" series, produced in partnership with Vice, the hipster culture conglomerate, and it draws on some of the lessons Ching learned as multimedia producer at the Center for Investigative Reporting, which she left this past spring.

While there, Ching helped produce "In Jennifer's Room," a video that accompanied Ryan Gabrielson's story about the abuse and rape of a mentally disabled former patient at the Sonoma Developmental Center in California. Using animation to tell a difficult story "makes it a little more digestible for viewers,” Ching told me when I interviewed her last November. “It doesn’t overwhelm them as much.” (more...)
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How ongoing teamwork fueled The Guardian’s Firestorm interactive

How did The Guardian find a focus for its new multimedia piece, Firestorm?

The project began with inspiration: a striking photograph of a woman and her grandchildren taking shelter from a raging fire in the water under a jetty. … 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 … Read more

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Latest issue of Swallow Magazine features the smells of Mexico City

The New York Times | Swallow Magazine The latest edition of Swallow Magazine, a rarely published food periodical founded in 2009, features a novel way to experience the smells of Mexico City's culinary scene: Scratch and sniff stickers. Maria Newman writes on the New York Times' Diner's Journal blog that the new issue, the title's third in four years, will contain 20 stickers that use the familiar microencapsulation technique to stimulate readers' olfactory senses. Editor James Casey decided to use the work of Sissel Tolaas, a Norwegian "odor artist" who re-created the smells of 200 Mexico City neighborhoods. (more...)
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How news can compete with cat videos: 6 lessons for multimedia journalists

Necessity is the mother of invention. That’s certainly been the case with the multimedia work I do. As senior multimedia producer at the Center for Investigative Reporting, I led digital storytelling projects for six years. We were often working with … Read more

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Twitter research shows how multimedia increases engagement

To update an old saying for the Twitter era: A picture is worth a thousand characters.

Research by Twitter shows that tweets that include a photo or video receive 3 to 4 times more engagement (retweets, replies, etc.) than those … Read more

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How The Washington Post created a breakout experience for cycling story

The Washington Post on Thursday became the latest news organization to take the increasingly fashionable step of blowing up its article template to present a feature story in a unique, immersive format.

In December, The New York Times blew some … Read more

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How The New York Times’ ‘Snow Fall’ project unifies text, multimedia

The New York Times is pushing multimedia storytelling in an exciting direction with a new project drawing deservedly high praise.

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Wall Street Journal rolls out video network powered by smartphone-toting journalists

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Since news organizations are paying all that money for journalists to carry around iPhones, why not put them to better use?
The WorldStream page updates live as new clips come in every few minutes.
The Wall Street Journal is launching a new streaming-video product that does just that. The Journal today announced WorldStream, which will "consist solely of footage captured on smartphones by Dow Jones and Journal reporters and editors ... Each video is under a minute, and all footage is reviewed by an editor before being posted to the stream." (more...)
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