Multimedia Journalism : Joe Weiss

Weblog for the advancement of multimedia storytelling. Compiled by Joe Weiss.
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Monday, May 31, 2004 World War II Remembered

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Marine Parks: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

KnoxNews - Inside the Toughman

By Scott LaPierre, Online Producer for, the website for the Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Massachussetts Redefines Marriage (

Video short.
J.C. Crandall, John Poole /

Monday, May 17, 2004 Spheres of Influence

This reminds me of theyrule.

One thing though ... if not for the remarks on the IN site, I wouldn't have noticed the depth of this interactive. The two initial required user steps are clumsy.

First, you have to "ROLL OVER SPHERES TO LEARN MORE" which I did. I was rolling over all eight of them to see the content, or what I thought was the content ... yet only during the rollover, and at the bottom of the text, do you see the call-to-action into the main content. And the text on the call is "CLICK SPHERE TO EXPLORE" ... well, I thought I was exploring.

It's one thing to put intro content behind a rollover, but take care with the main call-to-action. And if you have to (say because you feel the need to display eight grafs before getting into the main interactive), do something to draw more attention to the payoff.

And speaking of payoff, I had no idea what I was going to get for my rollover and click.

I bet 50% of the users don't make the click, and that's being generous.
Go ahead, track it ...

Thursday, May 13, 2004

New RSS feed.

Until I can find good valid php atom-to-rss code to run on my site, here's an ad-free RSS feed. Thanks to Phillip Pearson's FeedNormalizer.

And 2rss posted an explanation of their policy on their blog.

For those of you reading on RSS, I apologize for the ad that appears
below this post in the feed now. 2rss, who converts the atom feed,
doesn't mention this sort of intrusion anywhere on their site.

I'll start looking for a code solution for my server ...

Tuesday, May 11, 2004


Finally, something that feels new.
Produced by Jason Rayles (statement here) as part of an experiment from the always "new"

Monday, May 10, 2004

Taming the Towers

By Jen Friedberg.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004 Battlegrounds: Ohio