Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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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

Interactive Coverage of Election Tuesday

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One thing that stood out on Election Tuesday was the amount of interactive coverage of election results, and special social media platforms that encouraged people to vote.

Facebook had a real-time visualization map of the geographic location of voters in the country. When you logged on Facebook on Tuesday I’m sure you saw the “I voted” button on the top of your home page. This likely encouraged voters to get out to the polls.

Election results were reported in an interactive way. The Huffington Post has an interactive  infographic devoted to results state by state, county by county. It covers electoral votes, popular votes, results for House, Senate, Governor, and referendum results. It presents what can be confusing information in a simple, easy to understand map. It’s interesting to see how coverage of the elections have evolved. No longer are we stuck watching the television. 

Written by apriljana

November 9, 2012 at 12:03 am

It’s Your Vote.

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With so many television advertisements and full coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election blasted everywhere, it was good to hear how some of the students at The University of Southern Mississippi felt about the two candidates running for office. Take a look.

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October 15, 2012 at 4:05 am

MCJ 300 Presidential Election Project: What are USM students saying?

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This is my slideshow for MCJ 300 concerning the 2012 presidential election.

Written by jenniferhlowe

October 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm

CNN pre-debate slide show displays photography rules

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Here is another example of a multimedia story on the topic of the election that I think can give you some good food for thought. It’s a slide show with captions (no audio). Note how the creator used captions to elaborate and expand on the photo — not just describe what’s in the picture.

Also, there is much variety in these pictures in terms of angle, composition, framing and the rule of thirds. Notice in particular the shot of Mitt Romney where he is in the very front of the frame with a small depth of field. Think about how the shot would be different if the photographer choose different (larger) depth of field.

I also thought the picture of Romney walking was pretty interesting because the photographer shot it from the side, instead of probably the more expected way — from the front. Why? Think about how shooting the picture this way offers some of the repetition demonstrated in the picture of the row of cars at the car show that we discussed in class.

Written by bloggingmom67

October 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm