Check the sidebar: The big piece is basically a huge chaptered Soundslides with a short slideshow for each victim. The second bit is a video of multimedia shooter Will Yurman talking about the project.
This archive of Dan Barry’s narrative writing, a map of it, and the multimedia that complements it — this all was behind the paywall for far too long. It’s free now – have a look, if you like writing. And stories. And audio slideshows.
More from Sean and Katy on the Not Just A Number project running at the Oakland Tribune.
“Will a producer who was not on the scene tell the story accurately? Obviously, the photographer could sit down with the producer and ensure that the real story comes through. But in cases where that’s not possible, what will be done to ensure that the
“My feeling is that we will no longer hire people without multimedia skills, since we’re learning it’s cheaper to hire those skills at the beginning than have to train people in them after the fact.”
Mindy talks to a longtime shooter about the making of a multimedia project and the role of newsroom collaboration versus after-hours labors of love. And sometimes both.
Sarasota’s 5-years-later package. Note the one-screen, easy-to-navigate, no-popup UI, just a simple Flash template with a default video player and the Soundslides component where useful. via Lucas and Mindy and others.
Two words: Train Yourself.
Randy Covington in the Winter 2006 ‘Goodbye Gutenberg’ issue: “The truth is convergence costs money because usually it requires additional staff and more technology….Convergence needs to be undertaken as a growth strategy, not a cost-cutting measure.”
DeVigal, Gitner, Kennedy, Leeson, Sullivan, Yurman, Storm, Hernandez, Weiss. Portland, May 30 – June 1. You should go, but I can’t.