I thought it would be interesting to compare the multimedia segments that both Twin Cities newspapers have on their websites. It would seem like the newspapers would have similar sections for the multimedia portion of the website. I found it quite different.
First off, the Star Tribune is a lot more organized in how the webpage is put together. It has four features videos on the top bar and then the main story in the middle of the webpage. Surrounding that is numerous categories to choose from to find more videos. I found it out of the ordinary that you need to click on a different webpage to find different portions of multimedia besides the videos. The slide show section was weak and the previous slide show was from the middle of September.
The Star Tribune corresponds well with the news stories. The videos have little blurbs when you click on them, and the same goes for most multimedia sections of website. The writing is very subject orientated so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.
When you go to the Pioneer Press' multimedia section, you can tell they recently put the webpage together. It relies on photography to be the strong part of the multimedia. The reader has to search in-depth to find exactly what he or she is looking for. The video section is scarce and the podcast portion is still "coming soon." The same goes for interactives.
There is few, if any, writing for the multimedia section of the website.
I prefer the Star Tribune's multimedia by a long shot.