Multimedia Journalism : Joe Weiss

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Thursday, January 31, 2002

Grad School of Journalism -- Multimedia Guides

Looks like a good links page for multimedia journalism. From UC-Berkeley.

White House News Photographers' Association's Travis Fox sweeps the White House News Photographers' Association TV Contest, winning both Camera Person of the Year and Editor of the Year.

Journal E: Bird Hand Book

Latest from Journale.

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Camera Works: politics (

Watch the text transitions, most of them can not be read in the amount of time that the app gives each image.

GM Presents: Bud Greenspan's 10 Greatest Winter Olympians

Flash, stills and audio.

Monday, January 28, 2002

Sound Portraits Home

Possibly my favorite audio documentary site.

Thursday, January 24, 2002

Journal E: Interviews 50 Cents

An older project but really great work. Case of great video, segmented well for a web audience.

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Sound in the Story.

The best audio resource I've seen on the web.

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

with these hands

With these hands.
Stills, video, audio and Flash.

From the MediaVia team.

Journal E: Afghan Refugees

The latest from Journale.
Afghan Refugees
Photos by Dennis Drenner

Stills and audio interview with photographer - presented in Flash.

Sunday, January 13, 2002

Where Crack lives

From the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC.
Audio and stills in Flash.

Monday, January 07, 2002

A few 'Year in Pictures' links. I typically look forward to these collections and this was a pretty amazing year photographically. NYT and WPost both limited their collections to staff (or contract) images.

The New York Times: The Year in Pictures

This site is amazingly thorough, organized in before and after Sept. 11th imagery. The introduction, with commentary from Margaret O'Connor, Times director of photography, illuminates.

Best of the Post: 2001

Okay - the WP print and web divisions produce some great work but as an "experience" this package leaves me flat. Don't get me wrong the photography is world class, but the display device is clumsy. Why use Flash here? Its all still photography and captions. And why do the photos fade in and out at 5 sec rates. Not enough time especially with captions.
I'm not even going to talk about the 700k you have to download before even getting an image.

MSNBC Year in Pictures

Encompassing all of the major photo services, newspapers and even their own coven of freelancers - these 20 "slides" (some of the slides are multi-image flash slideshows with audio) cover the major issues of 2001.

Got a favorite year-end project. email here.

Sunday, January 06, 2002

New York Remembers (

While the attacks and follow-ups are long old news - I'm still impressed by some of the video shot by Travis Fox of

Also worth noting is this piece Understanding Ramadan:
A Day in the Life of an Imam.

Saturday, January 05, 2002 - Jim Romenesko's Media News

So it's not multimedia. This site is addicting in it's coverage of the journalism industry. Be the first to learn about layoffs, firings, etc.

Also great on the poynter site is the E-Media Tidbits. While I often disagree with - or could care less - what these notable ejournopeople think, it's good reading.

Especially entertaining are the arguments about how online journalism will become profitable.

Various sites ...

Jayson Singe is a former photojournalist at the News and Record in Greensboro, NC.
This site is unique and a joy to navigate. Amazing, innovative work.

Carol Guzy
This is a retrospective of Carol Guzy's work. Not so much a story, but great display for great pictures. Includes some audio.

Aging in America
Good project by MSNBC. Ton of pictures and audio. Not displayed in a linear form. A books worth of content, displayed very well. However, it has a very "template designed feel." I feel sometimes like the sectional navigation and the pop-up slideshows sort of trip up the viewer. Navigationally I got lost in it - but I didn't mind because the content was so good.

Sept. 11th
This is a very moving piece by MSNBC covering the Sept 11 attacks. Gripping.