One thing we're going to look at today is audio slideshows. Some of you may end up doing slideshows for your individual projects on this module. Slideshows are everywhere online these days. The audio slideshow, in particular, is a really interesting storytelling form, one that seems native to the web in some way.
It's pretty easy to put a few pics together and call it a slideshow. It's harder to do something where the images and audio work together to really explore a journalistic idea or story.
We're going to talk a bit about today about how to do them well. Reza will take you through some of the technical side of things too. And we'll try to put together some very simple audio slideshows.
Here's a few examples to look at in class:
Water Dance from the New York Times
One in 8 Million, also from the NYT (we looked at this one last year). There are loads of different slideshows here, all of them excellent.
The Month in Photography from The Observer's New Review
The Guardian actually has a whole section on its website devoted to audio slideshows.
Last year, The Guardian ran a slideshow about the recent Alexander McQueen menswear show, which goes for a more ambient approach.
Another example from last year in The Guardian - To Obama, with love from... This has no sound but uses captions to create a kind of list feature.
The Atlantic has a really good example of kind of slideshow journalism - Twitter from @A to @Z - there's no audio here but it shows how to combine slideshows with a story. It followed it up with more of the same - Twitter from @0 to @9.
Finally - back to more traditional audio slideshow fare - One School's Struggles - from The Washington Post
I found some of these via 10,000 Words, which has some really useful posts on audio slideshows - for example, a guide to five mistakes to avoid.