Multimedia and data are huge buzzwords right now in the j-blogosphere and newsrooms around the country. This week, two big dogs released notable projects that combined both multimedia interviews and data-style content:
The NY Times – “Exonerated, Freed, and What Happened Then”
This is a mix of audio interviews, statistical data and traditional narrative reporting examining the cases of 137 prisoners exonerated by DNA evidence since 1989. Very interesting piece.
The Star Tribune – “13 Seconds in August”
Regina McCombs and the Masters of the Universe at the Strib are kicking off a new project looking back on the I35 bridge collapse, with nice intro segment, video, photos, data, and traditional narrative profiles. And they’re should be more stories coming:
This is a living document, and we encourage you to send us your reactions and thoughts, and help us fill in the missing pieces.
(Fyi: After the intro, there’s navigation buttons in the left photo… it took me a while to figure that out but I’m not a very smart man and it’s 3 a.m.)
– Will “Not William Robert, unless you’re Mama Sully scolding me” Sullivan