Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Inaugurational Ball 2013

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I know this blog post is way over due but I just noticed I never published it =). For those of you who missed the Inauguration Ball after the here is a short clip. I really enjoyed watching Obama and Michelle dancing together. It is clear they really love each other.=) The choice of dress was a perfect match for this occasion. I thought Michelle looked very professional and  exquisite.


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February 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Multimedia Slideshow, Presidential Election

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The two men interviewed for the audio slideshow come from very different backgrounds, which I tried to exemplify through the use of photos that let the viewer get a better understanding of their unique personalities. While they have very different opinions on the candidates, their interviews showed that they want the virtually the exact same things from a presidential candidate. 

Written by lindasolley

November 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Barack Obama, Gun Salesman of the Year

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Time reported today that many people in the gun and ammo industry call our Commander-in-Chief “the gun salesman of the year.” He is semi-jokingly referred to this in the gun industry because of the spike in gun and ammunition sales leading up to and immediately following the presidential elections he has won.

In October, background checks rose by by 18.4%, reported to be related to the election. Gun buyers are concerned that President Obama will support legislation to ban assault rifles during his four years. This is unlikely, because Reuters reports that President Obama has done very little to interfere with gun use and purchase during his first four years in office.

A believed contributing factor to the paranoia surrounding gun purchases is perhaps the presence of shows like “Doomsday Preppers”, bringing awareness that there are a select group of people in the United States who are preparing for the worst case scenarios, as well as the abundance of information on the internet highlighting the “end of times” and how we will recognize it and protect ourselves when it happens.


According to Reuters, gun buyers have no need to worry. But many people feel they need to be stocked with a gun and ammunition, not just to protect themselves from intruders, but to protect themselves from the government as well. 

Per Reuters:

“The administration has not really lifted a finger in the last four years to tighten gun control legislation,” said Wedbush Securities analyst Rommel Dionisio, who covers the gunmakers. “There is a consumer fear that Obama will tighten gun control legislation, but whether or not they will do it this time I don’t know,” Dionisio said.

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Written by lindasolley

November 13, 2012 at 1:36 am

Obama and Romney ‘sing’ together on dubbed video

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We have been talking about ethics — and how the Internet gives us lots of ways to manipulate things, which is a big no-no for journalists. Here is an example, but a kind of funny one. It’s a video of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the debate, but the words have been dubbed, so they are “singing” Katy Perry’s “Hot and Cold.” It shows with a bit of ingenuity — and some skill — people can do just about anything with what’s on the web. A good warning for journalists to be on their guard. Enjoy

Written by bloggingmom67

October 20, 2012 at 1:03 am

Presidential election video offers ideas for your second project

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I’m sharing this video from The Post-Standard in Syracuse, NY, where I used to work because it’s a great example of the type of multimedia storytelling you will be doing in your second assignment. This is a video, and your assignment is a slideshow. But the similarity is that it uses pictures and words to tell a story about the election. In particularly, please notice how the videographer used text to move things along and explain things, such as whether the person would rather spend time in an elevator with President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney. The use of titles made it very easy to navigate this video and makes sense of it, without the viewer having to work too hard. That’s just what want. Make your story something that readers can understand without having to work too hard.

I also appreciated how the videographer used different types of camera shots to keep the visuals interesting. Also, the “stuck in an elevator” idea was a big more novel than just asking who they plan to vote for.


Written by bloggingmom67

September 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm