• DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS, VIDEO

    Posted on February 23rd, 2013

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    Oscars Interactive

    Some of my favorite examples of multimedia storytelling combine more than one form of media to tell an interesting, sometimes less-than-obvious story, in an innovative way. This week, The New York Times does just that with a brilliant interactive that combines video and visualization to show how scenes from five of the nine best picture […]

  • PHOTOJOURNALISM

    Posted on February 16th, 2013

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    Interactive inauguration photo

    This week, the The Washington Post allowed readers to explore the scene of the high Presidential Inauguration with an interactive high resolution image. The photographer captured thousands participating in the ceremony, as well as spectators in the nearby crowd. Public figures are tagged in the photo. And an added bonus: This photo is an excellent […]

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    Posted on February 16th, 2013

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    Infected or Affected multimedia project on AIDS in S. Africa

    Two great posts everyone must check out this week: Photographer Matthew Lloyd’s multimedia project about AIDS in South Africa, “Infected or Affected” and an insightful Q&A with Lloyd offered by the folks at MediaStorm. Lloyd created the project for the Bishop Simeon Trust. The project presents dramatic  statistics that are a reality in South Africa […]

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    Posted on February 10th, 2013

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    A Love Story

    Just in time for Valentines Day, The Washington Post has published truly heart-warming video featuring photography, text and audio. This video details the love story of Shelley Belgard and Bill Ott through the alternating voices of Shelley and Bill. While both contribute to the same story about the challenges and joys of a marriage, they […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES

    Posted on February 2nd, 2013

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    Explore Gapminder for compelling data visualizations

    Certainly not new this week, but always offering something new to marvel at, Gapminder “is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.” On the website, users can choose from a large collection of data sets to explore, as […]

  • News

    Posted on February 2nd, 2013

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    Enter the 14th Annual Design Contest for College Students!

    Michigan State University will host the 14th Annual Design Contest for College Students, which is sponsored by the Edmund C. Arnold Chapter of the Society for News Design. Students can enter work they’ve done in class, on the job, at an internship or as part of a student newspaper/magazine. New this year: An iPad magazine […]