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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Multimedia storytelling

The New York Times sets the bar for multimedia storytelling really high with this report, Snow Fall. The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek.

The story written by John Branch is so powerful, you could argue it doesn't really matter how you read it or what other elements run with it. But there's no denying the power of rich media in this presentation. Once you start looking at the photos, playing the videos or interacting with the graphics, you are hooked.

I started reading it in on my iPad one evening and finish it on my iPhone the next day during my commute. As much as I love holding a newspaper in my hands, I didn't miss it one bit in this case and found the reading experience equally enjoyable.

By the way, if you are a skier, be safe out there!