Multimedia Journalism : Joe Weiss

Weblog for the advancement of multimedia storytelling. Compiled by Joe Weiss.
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Thursday, November 21, 2002

In our first serious effort at multimedia storytelling, Gail Fisher, photojournalist/videographer, along with staff writer Phil Willon, spent a year documenting the hidden world of three foster kids. These kids were cut loose from the system to fend for themselves at age 18. What Fisher came away with was a compelling audio and visual documentation that allowed us to reach a larger audience than just print. The two-part series will air Thursday and Friday (November 21st & 22nd) on ABC Nightline Close-Up at midnight.

This series realizes the storytelling potential when journalists go into the reporting process with a multimedia mindset. That decision resulted in a compelling story in print in the Los Angeles Times, becoming even richer online, and now reaching millions of television viewers.

Colin Crawford
Director of Photography
Los Angeles Times
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