Multimedia Case Study


One of the coolest things about completing a multimedia class is understanding. Obviously, there are so many elements to the field and I know very little about it, but I’m starting to recognize skills and technology used. My lessons are becoming applicable.

This week, we were asked to use our end of the semester knowledge to review a multimedia feature story from the Seattle Times called “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn.”

The piece was extremely accessible to lots of different consumers of media due to its multimedia status. Readers who loved traditional print formats would appreciate the accompanying text piece but the video had the ability to integrate seamlessly on various social media platforms and potentially have viral reach.

“Sea Change” also had wonderfully illustrated maps and photographs, which helped to enhance the story and further the reader’s understanding.

As a journalist, I appreciated the flow of the script and revealing interview subjects after they started speaking. The technical elements of a beautiful story were all there. It allowed me to become absorbed in the story itself and not the fact that there was a story going on.

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