multimedia

Outside the Frame: The World in Photos, Online

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Over the past couple of weeks, I conducted an informal survey of how websites ranging from big-name media portals to indie photo blogs use photography to tell stories online. The experience was

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Outside the Frame: Talking with the Producers of the NYTimes.com Web Series “One in 8 Million”

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. How do you capture the character of a place? For all the online city guides and Google Map mash-ups out there showing who’s doing what and where they’re doing it — angeldog

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Outside the Frame: Documenting Inauguration 2009 Online

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every week on the POV Blog. Forget what you’ve heard: The inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama does not actually begin on January 20. Sure, that’s when the official ceremony takes place, but

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Outside the Frame: MediaStorm and Online Storytelling

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every other Wednesday. “MediaStorm’s principal aim is to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling.” So announces the website for New York-based multimedia production company MediaStorm. Sound ambitious? Just a bit.

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Outside the Frame: Documenting Election ’08

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every other Wednesday. Is there any stone left unturned in a modern presidential campaign? This question was posed by New York Times film critic Janet Maslin in her 1993 review of The

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Media Guide: Storytelling Through Visualization

During the Docs 3.0 panel at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, my fellow panelist Paula Le Dieu talked about how Web technologies are allowing for new forms of storytelling, specifically through what she called visualization. Here are some of the visualization websites she highlighted, which provide visitors a new understanding of very complex data sets and encourage

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