For class on Thursday, Oct. 15, read the “Drilling Down” boxes in the Briggs book on pages 164-5 and 178. Then watch this four-minute audio slideshow by The Washington Post, “No Greater Love.”
In a previous edition of Journalism Next, NBC News Vice President Stokes Young says the promise of multimedia storytelling is to provide what he calls an “immersive experience: bringing the story to viewers through multiple senses and, hopefully, bringing viewers into stories — the experiences of other folks — in ways that increase understanding.”
By 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, leave a comment on this post (worth 5 class participation points) answering one of these questions:
- Did “No Greater Love” deliver an “immersive experience” and, if so, how?
- Would this story have been more or less powerful if told through video rather than through sound and still images?
- Would this story have been more or less powerful if it used voiceover from the journalist, rather than relying entirely on sources for narration?