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    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 […]

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    Posted on February 25th, 2016

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    NYC Marathon in Six Charts

    The New York City marathon was organized in 1970 by Fred Lebow and Vince Chiappetta and was originally held entirely in Central Park. Of the 127 entrants, only 55 men finished and the sole female dropped out due to illness. Fast forward to 2015, and the marathon has evolved from its modest beginnings. A multimedia […]

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    Posted on January 21st, 2016

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    In or Out?

    Simulative presentations can implement simple game mechanics to emphasize a point and create a space that fosters a conversation. The Wall Street Journal’s feature In or Out, gives the reader one of the hardest jobs in sports: a U.S. Open line judge. As users assume several positions of varying difficulty across the court, they watch […]

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    Posted on December 4th, 2015

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    Greenland is Melting

    Climate change is an ongoing issue with several serious implications. The New York Time’s package Greenland is Melting, is a fantastic example of a news organization providing a comprehensive explanation of a complex topic through narrative, interactive graphics and video. The package is centered on a research team’s journey to Greenland. Led by Laurence C. […]

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    Posted on September 28th, 2015

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    The Geography of Poverty Multimedia Package

    MSNBC’s Geography of Poverty project is a highly visual multimedia package that examines poverty in the United States. As writer Trymaine Lee and photographer Matt Black traveled across the country, MSNBC’s director of photography Amy Pereira, graphics editor Mina Liu and data visualization editor Sam Petulla worked on static and interactive graphics to accompany the […]

  • MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, PACKAGES

    Posted on September 4th, 2014

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    Digitally Discovering the Louvre

    The Tanis Sphinx

      In an effort to make better use of digital storytelling, some museums are developing new tools that extend the museum experience beyond the walls of the physical museum space. The Louvre offers a rich digital experience for website users through its Online Tours page. There, the audience is instantly immersed in thousands of years worth of art, history […]

  • MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, PACKAGES, PHOTOJOURNALISM, VIDEO

    Posted on April 16th, 2014

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    One Year: One City

      April 15, 2014 marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11. As part of its extensive anniversary coverage,The Boston Globe invited survivors, first responders, doctors, and even Boston Red Sox players to take a photo at the very spot where the bombings took place. One Year, One […]

  • MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, PACKAGES, PHOTOJOURNALISM, WRITING

    Posted on April 11th, 2014

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    Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life

      While debates over the demise of print and photojournalism has been around for some time, there are still great long form photojournalism pieces being created. Case in point is The New York TImes long form investigative piece: Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life. Coming in at almost 30,000 words and taking fifteen months to make, the five-part series is the largest […]

  • MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES, PACKAGES, PHOTOJOURNALISM

    Posted on April 5th, 2014

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    NPR’s Trip to “Borderland”

    Since the middle of March, National Public Radio (NPR) aired the multi-part series Borderland: Dispatches From the U.S.-Mexico Boundary across its radio network. Lead by NPR reporter Steve Inskeep, Borderland is an expansive and poignant series dealing with “the people and the crossing” along the almost 2000-mile border between the United States and Mexico. Today, NPR launched a wonderful photo and multimedia essay featuring twelve […]

  • 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 […]

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