The sound and the story

One exciting part of the growing technology in multimedia is finding new ways to tell stories.
My friend Jaime Oppenheimer put together this video last week from the Kansas State Fair, composed entirely of natural sound.
Besides being a talented photographer, and one of the first in our newsroom to embrace video, Jaime is also a percussionist.  She combined her talents to produce a Stomp-inspired piece that in 30 seconds give you the sights and sounds of the state fair, with a little rhythmic flair.
For more on “nat sound” see this tutorial video from “Melissa Worden’s X-Degree.”
Multimedia moral:  Use your creativity to let the technology set you free from your self-imposed boundaries of what journalism should be, finding new, inventive ways to tell stories.

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  • KaineDamo

    Let’s go ethics let’s go!! It’s encouraging that Mark Ceb and the aGG were able to disagree in a civil manner. There’s so much click baity division in the press and I’ve known from the beginning that SJWs and people in GamerGate likely agree on more than they disagree. Unethical games journos and Gawker affiliates are largely responsible for the rift between gamers, making out GamerGate to be the devil. We’re really a varied bunch from every walk of life. I wanna thank Koretzky for all the work he’s put in to this. SPJ Airplay was invaluable and I think the Kunkel Awards will be even more so.

  • MAPBill

    That’s refreshing and reassuring. I hope it all goes well.

  • A thanks to all people making this happen!

  • bryoneill11

    So two judges are anon… *sigh* If Kotaku or Polygon win something this was all for nothing. They dont respect Koratzky or SPJ and still this guy talk shit about gamergate and defend these idiots. Nobody will respect us after this shit

  • Bill

    “Mano-a-mano” means “hand-to-hand” you monstrous hack.

    Obviously you should be fired for making this error. By yourself if necessary.

    • Vetarnias

      Well, it’s not as if he lived in a state with a large Spanish-speaking population, like Flor– oh.

    • SPJ AirPlay

      Wow, tough crowd. Can’t even make a little joke. Regardless, what do you want me to fire myself from? I don’t judge the Kunkels…

      • Bill

        Fire yourself from the internet, humor, or pies, whichever you like best.


  • Vetarnias

    I wish you’d tell us *what* Ceb and his GG opponent disagreed about.

  • chizwoz

    Looks like you’re running into the problem of the general tribalism that’s emerged in the industry.
    This is a problem. Some people are completely determined to think that everyone at Kotaku and Polygon is evil. I’ll admit I haven’t found anyone decent at Polygon but I like Stephen and Patrick at Kotaku and I think they’ve both done some good stuff.
    I think it’s a genuine concern though that if the award goes to someone who is equally tribal on the other “side”, they won’t actually see it as an incentive for better journalism, they’ll just see it as a win for their team. In other words, this seems to make the assumption that no-one has ever accidentally written something good, but is assumes everything good was written because of some, no matter how temporary, genuine journalistic intention. I’d call bullshit on that. It’s entirely possible for ideological hacks to accidentally do something great and have no idea why they did.


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