NPR 2.0

“Long defined by its radio programming, National Public Radio is reinventing itself as a multiplatform force.” Interesting, worthy read here.

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4 responses to “NPR 2.0

  1. This is interesting…it is true that radio journalists cannot take pictures and record audio at the same time, making audio slideshows difficult…but what about video as an alternative? Also, i wonder if radio journalists writing for web will change the nature of their radio pieces….

  2. I liked the audio of the slideshow, but thought the photography could have been much better…too many posed shots…not enough happening visually.

    I agree it’s difficult but not impossible to shoot and gather audio. Here’s a good one that was shot and recorded by the photographer Bruce Gilden.

    http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/essay/foreclosures

  3. Well I would say that it’s quite hard to shoot and get audio at the same time, especially if you want to do both well enough.

    In Filmmaking, we have specific crew on the set just to get both done well. Traditional systems requires at least 3 people working the camera and 2 on sound recording on the set. Nowadays with digital video, we usually have 1 at the camera, and 1 doing the recording with a portable mixer/digital recorder deck and holding the boom mic at the same time.

    Personally, I’m more comfortable shooting in video to get both image and sound, than shooting photos and recording audio with a digital recorder. So really looking forward to this audio show project!

  4. Page,

    I watched the slideshow by Bruce Gilden and I really enjoyed it…but I’m not really sure why. It was very long and it seemed like many of the same pictures were shown again and again, but it was intriguing, so I kept watching. I liked the mixture of the candid shots of the people affected by foreclosure mixed with the film strips and the shots of run-down houses. Very effective and creative.

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