Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times
So consensus appeared to be: liked CNN’s live stream. Didn’t care for the Facebook stream. (Or would “hate” be the better word?). When we briefly saw what Current TV was doing you all really didn’t like the Twitter postings on screen. Page made a good point about having an audio stream with the text of the speech so he could listen to the words while reading them. Ben pointed out being antsy at only being able to listen to NPR. He really wanted visuals. And Sarah, Sarah, Rebecca (?) pointed out how when it comes to watching something like this, something so historical, being with people adds an extra, appreciated element. (Apologies if I left out anyone.) Feel free to comment in your own words on what worked, what didn’t work when we watched as a class today. And yes. Your assignment, since we’re talking about audio, is to find a story about the inauguration and write up 2 paragraphs critiquing whether it effectively used natural sound. Please also post the links so we can share. Thanks!!