Category: Multimedia

Creating Data-Driven Stories

Aron Pilhofer, interactive news editor, The New York Times “I want to change how we think about data,” Aron Pilhofer said. In an industry that is constantly changing, Pilhofer believes that data-driven journalism is paving the way for more approaches in interactive storytelling. With interactive forums like The Obameter, Politics Verbatim and The New York …  Read More

Today’s Newsroom Challenge According to Raju Narisetti with The Wall Street Journal

At the second day of ISOJ, keynote speaker Raju Narisetti, managing editor for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, presented us all with a challenge. But this challenge, according to Narisetti, isn’t about the hubbub over transferring print to an online platform. “If you haven’t done it now, you’re pretty much doomed,” Narisetti said. So …  Read More

MTV News Supervising Producer Liz Nord Talks About Multimedia and Interactivity

  MTV News Supervising Producer Liz Nord talks about Multimedia and Interactivity at the 9th International Symposium on Online Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. Nord explains MTV’s efforts to engage young people with the upcoming presidential election by innovating the 2008 MTV Choose or Lose campaign. With the explosion of new media tools, …  Read More

Panelists: Games are important

Games can be the key to the future of journalism, said the four panelists at a Saturday morning panel on news games at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. Howard Finberg, the executive director of the Poynter Institute’s NewsU.org, said that games help audiences better retain the information presented. “A retention rate of 20 percent …  Read More

NewsU director discusses importance of games

From a copyeditor at the Chicago Tribune to the executive director of NewsU.org, Howard Finberg took a “long and tricky path.” Sitting down in a courtyard of the ACES after he spoke as a part of the News Games panel at the ninth annual International Symposium on Online Journalism, Finberg explained the intricacies of this …  Read More

“Something for People to Do:” Multimedia and Interactivity

Consumers of online news sites are looking for more than words in their news. At least, that was the verdict in the second afternoon session of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, “Multimedia and Interactivity.” Users are looking for things to do while online, which can include audio, slideshows, video, and interactive information graphics that …  Read More

Transforming Narrative Storytelling

Brian Storm from MediaStorm, Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon from the Statesman.com and Andrew DiVigal from the NYTimes.com discuss the roll of multimedia narrative storytelling for the Web.  Read More

Multimedia Packages are Becoming the Norm for Journalism Web Sites

Video is merging with animation, audio, and text to create the multimedia packages that are becoming increasingly familiar – and expected – at leading journalism Web sites. Media Web sites are looking less like their original printed or television broadcast products and developing their own styles, the panel at the 7th International Symposium on Online …  Read More

The News Industry Rethinks Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia editors and news producers converged during the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas’ College of Communication Friday to convey one unified message – incorporating interactive media in a more innovative fashion. “This is the essence of journalism. We can be the eyes and ears for people who can’t be somewhere,” Jen …  Read More

More compelling multimedia news is needed, say online editors

The editors of NYTimes.com and The Dallas Morning News agree that print and online newsrooms will, and must, integrate. Training journalists to report in a multimedia format makes economic sense and creates better, more compelling news stories that attract different audiences to the news organization, they said. Len Apcar, editor in chief of the NYTimes.com, …  Read More