Multimedia Journalism : Joe Weiss

Weblog for the advancement of multimedia storytelling. Compiled by Joe Weiss.
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Saturday, September 25, 2004 Postcards from the Road
Another by Scott Sharpe /

Friday, September 24, 2004 e-Voting
... includes videos from John Poole, obviously a busy guy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 Native Americans Arrive on the Mall

Video by John Poole and J. C. Crandall
Also 360s from the NMAI.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Mike Davidson: ESPN Motion for Mac Launched

el Mariachi
The latest from Jen Friedberg/Star-Telegram.

Sunday, September 19, 2004


Thursday, September 09, 2004

Eyetrack III - Multimedia Features
I'm still going through all of the EYETRACK III info. This is the best so far ...

KnoxKnews -- Life in the carnival
Photos by Jeff Adkins, audio by Scott LaPierre.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004 Coonhunt
By Jen McCaffery and Josh Meltzer.

Eyetrack III - Homepage
"What do people see when they view a news website or multimedia feature? Is it what the site's designers expect? ... Perhaps not. The Eyetrack III study literally looked through the eyes of 46 people to learn how they see online news. In this overview article, we review the study's key findings." (via)

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Democrat & Chronicle: Last days, last rays
Beautifully simple audio slide show from Will Yurman.

But nothing says "Click on me, I'm a multimedia slide show" better than filing the link under Related files:.

I just don't understand the logic. Smaller organizations expend more
energy (as a percentage of their resources) producing multimedia
projects. Yet small organizations are the most likely to hide their

MSNBC, NYTimes, WashingtonPost have people dedicated to special
multimedia projects, but compared to the organization as a whole,
these teams are small. However, when they produce something special
they hang it on the front page - in MSNBC's case, they hang it on their
front, and on the front of, and on the front of their special
coverage, and on and on and on.

This is a good thing. They're making the most of their resources.

So why isn't this simple slide show out on the front of the Democrat
& Chronicle
? Hell, they're not even promoting the feature on the
story page. Related files:! What does that mean?

Look, this story has a third cousin. YAY!

Anyway, it's a short, sweet, slice of life feature that will probably
get more traffic from this weblog than from their own web site.

I just hope they're not judging the feature's success by traffic
numbers alone. If they are, you're going to see a lot fewer of these.

You can't shoot your web features in the foot and then wonder why they
don't run well.

Friday, September 03, 2004

ben garvin - photojournalist : : : voices