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    Posted on January 17th, 2017

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    Audio: Contribute II

    It is imperative to consider sound when planning a multimedia production. Whether it be an audio slideshow, documentary or interactive narrative, research has found that audio is one of the most intimate forms of media. Though humans are hardwired to look for visuals and interactive elements, audio requires users to draw on memories and their […]

  • AUDIO, PACKAGES

    Posted on October 20th, 2016

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    Using Audio to Create Atmoshphere

    While pictures capture a scene and draw our attention, the use of audio in multimedia storytelling creates a visceral sensation that immerses users in the narrative. In the online interactive story Firestorm, The Guardian tells the personal story of the Holmes family and their encounter with a devastating bushfire in Tasmania. The package comprised of […]

  • AUDIO

    Posted on November 5th, 2015

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    The Amazon’s Fire Season

    Deforestation is an ecological disaster that his plagued the Amazon. As more and more trees are cut down, the country’s citizens resort to burning what remains. In an NPR report by South America Correspondent Lourdres Garcia-Navarro, citizens of the western state of Rondonia call November “burning season.” Navarro reports that man-made fires are up 30 […]

  • AUDIO, VIDEO

    Posted on April 24th, 2015

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    This Week in Multimedia Journalism

    The Huffington Post has an article entitled, “Office Michael Slager Tells Dispatch ‘He Grabbed My Taser’ After Killing Walter Scott (AUDIO).” In this article, they provide the audio recording of Officer Slager’s call to dispatch about an event that resulted in the death of an unarmed man. They also provide video a bystander took of […]

  • AUDIO, VIDEO

    Posted on April 16th, 2015

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    Data Sonification

    Data-Driven DJ made a song that corresponds to median household income of three boroughs the New York City Subway’s 2 Train goes through. “Two Trains: Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway,” shows how the subway is both chaotic and orderly, all through sounds, and the video uses two maps to show which parts […]

  • AUDIO

    Posted on February 5th, 2015

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    Viral Audio

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    Done well, audio can be an incredibly moving and engaging form of storytelling, and no one does it better than NPR. But, how can public radio make audio that breaks big on social media? A recent NiemanLab article details an NPR experiment that attempted to answer that question and identify what makes a piece of audio go […]

  • AUDIO, PACKAGES, PHOTOJOURNALISM

    Posted on March 18th, 2014

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    Hidden Beauty

    In London, the Wellcome Library is renowned for its collections and resources for the study of medical history, but this week, the BBC unveiled a wonderful close-up look at some of the winning entries at the 2014 Wellcome Image Awards, celebrating the best in science imaging. The slideshow features a number of images from the beautiful to the otherworldly, and is narrated by […]

  • AUDIO, MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, PHOTOJOURNALISM, uncategorized, VIDEO

    Posted on February 8th, 2014

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    Slowing Down the Fastest Event at the Winter Olympics

    The Sochi Olympics began with much fanfare this week, and while a good amount of attention has been focused on the inconveniences facing visitors to Sochi, The New York Times has created a fantastic interactive multimedia feature on the new track design for the luge and other sled events. Following the death of an athlete at the Vancouver Games where luge […]

  • AUDIO, PHOTOJOURNALISM, uncategorized, WRITING

    Posted on September 1st, 2013

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    The Speech: A moving user experience

    Nearly every news source in the country had something special planned for the coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Since he first delivered in on Aug. 28, 1963, “I Have A Dream” has become revered as one of the most moving speeches in American history. And […]

  • AUDIO

    Posted on June 22nd, 2012

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    Sample Interview: All Things Considered, npr.org

    Click here to link to an All Things Considered story on npr.org titled, “How Creativity Works”: It’s All in Your Imagination.” In this segment, NPR’s Robert Siegel interviews Jonah Lehrer, a writer who specializes in neuroscience about his book ,”Imagine: How Creativity Works.”

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