Don’t forget that great writing in the form of narration or strong title cards is an essential part of awesome multimedia, see this post for some tips.
For all of the attention that Charles Darwin brought to the GalÃ¡pagos Islands, most people know surprisingly little about them. Since Darwinâ€™s writings 200 years ago, the people of GalÃ¡pagos – both residents and tourists – have fundamentally changed the natural habitat of the formerly pristine archipelago.
The site’s debut follows a month-long foreign reporting assignment in which 21 journalism students, one faculty member, and four professional journalists traveled to this unique ecosystem in summer 2009 to explore the impact that humans have had on the formerly pristine archipelago. They witnessed conservation, natural beauty and a welcoming culture. They also saw a host of environmental and cultural issues that leave the GalÃ¡pagos Islands at a tipping point.
The students, guided by the faculty and professionals, used photos, audio, video, 360Âº panoramic photos, information graphics and design to examine the various environmental and cultural issues that have arisen in the Galapagos. The stories include themes ranging from invasive species and illegal fishing to surfing and the tourism industry. The stories of the people and their islands make up Living GalÃ¡pagos, a documentary multimedia project that examines the battle for balance between man and nature.
We welcome you to view these stories and more atÂ http://LivingGalapagos.org.
In 1966, Bureau of Indian Affairs Commissioner Robert L. Bennett outlawed development on 1.6 million acres of desert in northeastern Arizona that was claimed by both the Navajo nation and the Hopi tribe.
Photography and audio by Barbara Davidson Produced by Albert Lee
Another near perfect One in 8 Million story. What blew me away was that every picture was AWESOME. No fat to trim in this audio slide show by Todd Heisler and Sarh Kramer.
Is this is the LA version of NYC’s One in 8 Million, only vertical in presentation?Â Nothing wrong with that. You know what they say: “Imitation Is The Best Form Of Flattery”
Credits, please. Anyone know who coded this up?
Just some much needed kick ass b/w photos, no hyper-real, HDR, over saturated crap. Some genuine old school, hit you in the gut, honest photography.
- By Jon Lowenstein
- Chicago, Il, United States
- Jon Lowenstein has been documenting the lives of Latin American migrants since 2000 when he photographed the struggle of day laborers to find work each day on Chicagoâ€™s Northwest Side. Since then he has traveled throughout the United States and Mexico to document the lives of Latin American men and women who have taken the perilous journey North to the United States in search of the American Dream.
Short films for inspiration and entertainment.
$5 Cover is a fairly large new media universe created by Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow and Black Snake Moan), MTV, Alan Speaman with the support of The Commercial Appeal and The Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Craig wrote and directed 16 fictional webisodes using Memphis musicians to play themselves. I shot and directed 12 complimentary docs about the musicians and music featured in $5 Cover- that body of work is called $5 Cover Amplified. Another ancillary component is called Flipside Memphis- this was funded by the Memphis CVB and consists of about 22 pieces that represent the people and places that orbit $5Cover.
9. New Ventures in Journalism to Watch
Asian Correspondent has got 35 bloggers in 13 different countries â€“ politicians, journalists, citizens and opinion makers.Â Our Editors are in Chang Mai, Hyderabad and Brisbane.Â We are up to just over 140 000 unique visitors in the first six days of beta.
The Video Journalism Movement is an ongoing collaboration between a global network of freelance professional video journalists and editorial cartoonists, and you, the public. Our aim is simple: to provide an internet platform that reconnects the people with the news. At a time when the mainstream media is still struggling to reconcile ‘free’ news access with ever declining standards, we’re leading the way by proposing an innovative, alternative news model, but we’re relying on you to help shape our agenda.
What is The Texas Tribune? A non-profit, nonpartisan public media organization. Our mission is to promote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government, and other matters of statewide concern, and we do this in two principal ways.
I only wish this new media site didn’t look like every other news site on the web. INNOVATE your DESIGN, new media, PLEASE!
Kommons is a new type of news company at the intersection of journalism, massive real time collaboration, and mobile technology. The insight is simple: instead of telling a public what is news, we create a space for them to tell each other.
A Public Can Talk To Itself: Why The Future of News is Actually Pretty Clear
by Cody Brown
Nothing will replace newspaper companies or what they do. For the past few months an un-holy alliance has consumed the media nerds on Twitter as two traditional foes have attempted to etch the above idea into stone. For those who make (or used to make) a living in the newspaper industry, the idea is at the crux of nearly every editorial and is used as an argument to support micro payments, government funding, an illegal form of price fixing, and, you know, vice. For those outside the industry, the biggest rallying cry came from NYU professor Clay Shirky. He calls it the â€˜great unbundlingâ€™ and asserts that there will never be another competitor to The New York Times; its pieces will be atomized and continue to spin into products like 538 and Craigslist,Read More…..