Week 13: Exploring Multimedia combinations

Part 1: Reviewing the work of others.

This week i am reviewing a multimedia Storify report by Jordan Osborne that details the reconfiguration of online video journalism

Jordan provides an in depth analysis about the emergence of the online video as a form of digital journalism. His work encompasses impressive use of embedded twitter posts to show statistical analysis which details the emergence of the Youtube platform. The report contains information from reputable convergent journalism scholars such as Henry Jenkins. This shows that Jordan has sourced his information correctly which adds academic rigor to this report.

Jordan then goes on to describe how both traditional and media outlets are coping with the emergence of the online video. He uses Vice magazine as an example of a media company who have successfully implemented the online video into their story telling.

There are basic grammar errors present in this report but overall it is an insightful look at the emergence of online videos.

Part 2: What i learned from the second assignment.

In what situations would a journalist choose video over still photography, and vice versa?

As 4K technology continues and evolve and becomes more affordable journalists will be able to constantly record in video mode and take stills from the videos when required.

Stills photography would be used when you want to capture a specific moment in time and video is ideal when you want your audience to hear and see an event.

What are the advantages of each?

Still photography is ideal when a journalist wants to capture a specific moment in time. It can also be useful to convey a moment that isn’t easily be described properly in words.

Video often does a better job putting the audience at the scene and providing them a more immersive sense of what happened and what occurred.

How does preparation for a video interview differ from preparation for an interview for radio or print?

When shooting video, you must be aware of visual aspects of the story, which is not the case in radio or print journalism. When preparing to employ the video medium a journalist must ensure that there is correct lighting and an appropriate background to be film an interview in front of. The journalist must also ensure the subject gives consent to being filmed.

How can a story’s visuals enhance how a story is heard?

Visuals highlight, summarize, show patterns and trends in, and facilitate the understanding of a complex process or situation

How can its audio enhance what is seen?

 Audio can give a quick impression of a speaker, their voice, age, personality, gender etc.

Generally speaking, audio can enhance a visual or text based story by providing elements that aren’t able to be conveyed through visual or text. Triple J Hack does a good job of this.

Where do we draw the line between journalism and art?

 Journalism is fact, art is fiction.

 How can written elements of a report be incorporated to create a complete multimedia package?

 Text gives depth to a story. It is good for contextualizing a multimedia narrative. Text is also valuable for giving background and analysis to a story.

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