Multimedia Journalism : Joe Weiss

Weblog for the advancement of multimedia storytelling. Compiled by Joe Weiss.
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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Going down The Crooked Road
Multimedia by Seth Gitner.
direct multimedia link

Democrat & Chronicle: A School is Born
By Will Yurman and Scott Norris.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

MSNBC - Discovery's Liftoff
Pick multiple camera angles from today's liftoff.
By Jim Ray, Ashley Wells and J.J. Wright.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Taking it to the street
From the Star-Tribune.
Video: Regina McCombs
Photography: Steve Rice and Tom Wallace
Design: Christa Witt
Programming: Dave Braunger
Reporter: Kay Miller
via Interactive Narratives

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Week in Pictures -

UPDATE Jul 21: Very exciting news out of Redmond. It appears that you can now see their slideshows on Firefox and Safari on Macs WITHOUT installing this extension.

For all of you who installed the extension, uninstall it and get over to TWIP.

OK, at this point I've had 3 people email me to ask what's up with MSNBC's slide shows now that they've redesigned the site. You see, they don't work on Macs in Safari or Firefox. I suspect they work on IE, but I haven't opened IE on a Mac (other than to test something) in 18 months, so I'll have to assume it works there.

I haven't worked at MSNBC since 2003 but I strongly believe that their picture editors are some of the best of the web. I want to see their work.

So I've made a Firefox extension that bypasses the problem and links directly to the slide shows. Hopefully this extension's usefulness will be short and we'll have our Week in Pictures back soon.

Install Firefox Extension

For those on Safari, sorry. I got nothing.

Macromedia - Flash Player : Macromedia Flash Player Public Beta: "Welcome to the Macromedia Flash Player Public Beta. This Public Beta is a pre-release version of the next major release of Flash Player. It is being made available for developers and consumers to test their content to ensure existing content plays back correctly and that there are no compatibility issues."

Monday, July 11, 2005

Multimedia & Photos - New York Times

Monthly visit to the NYTimes multimedia section ... as always, tons of good work.

Though I think I'm to the point where the thought of listening to another phoner interview with the bureau chief of _fill in the blank_ is too much to take unless I'm really smitten with the topic.

Sunday, July 10, 2005, the Web site of The Providence Journal | Saving Block Island: How Rob Lewis led the way

Friday, July 08, 2005

Divas of the Gridiron ( "The National Women's Football Association has grown in popularity since its inception five years ago. Thirty six teams now compete for the women's all-tackle league title. Washington's own D.C. Divas is one of the league's powerhouses. This year the Divas finished the regular season 8-0 -- their second straight undefeated regular season -- and are heading into the playoffs with their eye on the championship."

By Ben de la Cruz and J.C. Crandall
(ok, need some non-washpost links now)

Duke Magazine-LIves, Wallet-Sized by Patrick Adams-May/June 2005
"Last January, Mark Pike and Blaise Dipersia, friends and former roommates, became co-proprietors of a model 21T color photo booth."
direct link to video | via APAD

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Screenshot of front
Here's a first for a big newspaper site ... a front page embedded video player. Displaying a cell phone captured video clip no less.

UPDATE: If you're emailing me to ask if I'm certain that this is the first instance of a major U.S. newspaper using viewer generated cell phone video on the home page ... not sure ... I am sure it's the first time I have seen it.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Watergate: A Guide to the Story That Brought Down a Presidency (
This special reports includes stories, photographs, video interviews with Post reporters and editors.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Charlotte Observer | 07/03/2005 | Multimedia | 'Hairspray' Hustle
The Charlotte Observer's Gary O'Brien rocks the time lapses ...