Adam Westbrook // ideas on digital storytelling and publishing

One in eight million

Posted in Journalism by Adam Westbrook on July 7, 2009

NYT screenshot

Another great piece of multimedia craftmanship from the folks at the New York Times.

It’s not so much the content of each story I like (in fact, I’ve only watched a couple), but the way all the stories collectively create this living breathing tapestry of modern New York. And I love the presentation: a slick fluid carousel running along the bottom of the screen. Choosing a story is like picking a delicious sushi from the conveyor belt.

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  1. Paul Treacy said, on July 8, 2009 at 10:16 am

    It is brilliant. I’ve watched a few of these. The monochrome is gorgeous too and I’m someone who prefers colour. Would love to see just a little video mixed in.

    I’m in the process of embedding myself in south London and hope to make a series of features a little like these but in colour and with some video too. I’m gathering in some contacts at the moment who are making some fantastic suggestions for people to interview. This part of London has some great stories just waiting to be told. So that’s my goal for the next year at least.

    This New York Times endeavour sets a very high standard for multimedia. I’m a huge fan.

  2. Bob Bernet said, on July 10, 2009 at 6:06 am

    What a great idea for the web. Still shots with interviews that tell a story. One more imaginative way to tell a story. “Jim Romano: The Tabloid Photographer” is a great photostory. I wish there had been more shots of the photos he referred to. Good idea to feature this, Adam. I am a high school broadcast journalism instructor in the Dallas area and look forward to sharing your blog with my students in the fall.

  3. adamwestbrook said, on July 10, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Hi Bob
    Thanks for the comments & I hope your students find it useful!

  4. Jon Moss said, on July 11, 2009 at 11:20 am

    What a great find Adam. A perfect example of how good the web can be for communicating stories through pictures and sound. Nick Hand (@nickhand) is currently on his way cycling around the coast of the UK doing stories just like this.

    He’s done a couple for howies too 🙂

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