Multimedia journalism + Data journalism = Multimedata journalism?

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:

Exonerated, Freed, and What Happened Then


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.

13 Seconds in August


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

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One comment

  1. I’m thrilled with the project, but am just a minor player in it and can take no credit. Great work by Rhonda Prast, Dave Braunger and super intern Vanessa House….