Best practices in multimedia journalism: NY Times video on ‘Dreamers’Posted: September 6, 2017 Filed under: Journalism Training, U.S. politics | Tags: best practices, DACA, Data Journalism, data visualization, Donald Trump, DREAM Act, Dreamers, immigration, journalism best practices, New York Times, storytelling, video storytelling Leave a comment
As a professor of multimedia journalism, I tell my students about the importance of clear, concise storytelling — in whatever medium they choose. The New York Times has been leading the news industry in its use of multimedia platforms, from data visualization to videos that complement text stories.
This September 5, 2017, video was posted in the immediate aftermath of the Trump administration’s decision to end the so-called “DACA” program that protected children brought illegally into the United States from the threat of immediate deportation. Look at its production qualities. People speaking into the camera, stating their personal stories. The camera is the storyteller. There is a minimum of text on the screens. The storytelling is spare. And powerful.
Take a look.