Tuesday, we’re going to talk in class about what we mean by “multimedia” and what we hope to accomplish with the various tools at our disposal. Are we thinking in an intelligent way about all of the elements and using them in a contiguous way? Ronald Yaros sure doesn’t think so. In this piece from AJR, he talks about the best use for multimedia.
By the way, here’s Jane Stevens‘ definition of multimedia — one I think Yaros would agree with:
A multimedia story is some combination of video, text, still photos, audio, graphics and interactivity presented in a nonlinear format in which the information in each medium is complementary, not redundant.
Now, I want you to think hard about the last time you saw a great example of multimedia journalism that fits this definition and Yaros’ description. Then, I want you to send me the link so we can talk about it in class.