This week we discussed multimedia options, specifically slide-show content. For our analysis though, you asked us to compare two news organizations' multimedia options.
First, the Star Tribune features pictures with their headline stories, along with video to support feature stories. They also have a photo gallery section that follows up on their latest stories or compliments others. The photo galleries have captions describing the photos and the events taking place, very similar to what we did in class.
As for the pictures that accompany news stories, they are either single photos or mini slide-shows, and are complete with captions. Some stories also feature links to related content.
The other organization I looked at was KSTP in Minneapolis. They have links to news stories just like the Tribune but feature video content with some of the stories. They have a video section that houses most of their video content. I notice that KSTP has video content for subjects that the Tribune does not, like weather.
KSTP also has photo slide-shows with captions.
Both sites have links to social media like Facebook and Twitter.
As for writing, the multimedia help to complete the picture for a reader. Words are sometimes not enough to tell the full story so a multimedia compliment can be very beneficial.
The writing style for video clips and photo slide-shows is not the same as an article in the Tribune, mainly because they are shorter and more concise.