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Photos and slideshows for April 7 class


Today I thought we’d spend time looking at photos and slideshows published on the Web.

To start, here’s something that appears daily at

Let’s now at the multimedia site of The New York Times. Why a newspaper? From my viewpoint, old dog that I am, watching legacy print news operations incorporate video and audio into what’s been a static format is like trying to turn around an aircraft carrier.

This is a photo gallery from the Durham North Caroline Herald Sun centered on last night’s NCAA men’s college basketball game. What do you think?

Now let’s look at this slideshow from the Star Tribune, produced by Troy Melhus and narrated by Star Tribune art critic Mary Abbe.

This site has some compelling (at least I think so) slideshows. But then again, maybe it should; it’s from a photo workshop.

Actually, I stumbled on the workshop while scanning this article at the blog, Mastering Multimedia
. The site belongs to Colin Mulvany, who masterminds multimedia at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash. Let’s stop for a minute and look at Mulvany’s advice.

Here’s one of Mulvany’s pieces; how well does he follow his own suggestions?

Here’s a piece from the Chicago Tribune about Barack Obama’s “trip home.”

Here’s a piece from USA Today on the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington D.C.

Here’s a variation on the slideshow, it’s a post-Katrina piece from the New York Times in which the photographer is narrator.

Here is a favorite of Prof. McAdams from the University of Florida.

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