At last, Spartan Daily Soundslides

The photo and online crews at the Spartan Daily have been quietly grinding away at getting more multimedia content running at www.thespartandaily.com this semester, and it’s paying off.

Today, the Daily put up its first photo-slideshow-with-audio created with a program called Soundslides. It’s cheap and easy, and it makes for simple to post, dramatic presentations.

Check out this audio slideshow on Monday’s immigration reform marches in San Jose.

At the moment, the photographers are just using their own sound equipment to do this sort of thing, but we’re working on digging up the funds to buy a nice M-Audio recorder or two. That way, we can keep this going, keep the gear in-house, and not have to worry about tracking down the person who owns the audio recorder when news breaks.