Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Spartan Daily Online

I am proud to announce that I am going to be one of the online editors for the Spartan Daily next semester.

Yes, I said one of, there is a lot of work to do, as you can tell by looking at our site, and we are excited to do a lot of new projects. I am specifically going to be responsible for working with the reporters in creating multimedia content. That means I will be doing training sessions, helping them with project ideas and making sure that everything comes together on the site. I am really curious what you, my loyal readers, would like to see us do. What can we do to make the site more interactive, more exciting, more attractive, etc.? Let us know, either with a comment here or an e-mail to me. We are listening!

I was at the Daily late last night working on a multimedia project myself. It is teased in a large photo package on the front page of today's paper:

It is a slide show made with Soundslides:

I collected the audio (with a little help from Neal) to go with the photos (thanks Hanna, Neal and Zach!) and then I put it all together with GarageBand and Soundslides. It was a lot of fun, but took longer than I would have liked. A huge thanks goes out to Daniel Sato for all his help! I could not have done it without him.

The Mercury News also has a story and a Soundslides show from the same event. I am not going to say which one I think is better....


Ryan Sholin said...

Nice job. Glad to see some multimedia coming out of the Daily. I'm hearing good thigns about the online plans for next fall - can't wait to see it in action.

Anonymous said...

Your time staying late at the paper really paid off!!! Looks and sounds good!!! Great sound quality!! Your blog has come a long way \|,,|

S. Dulai said...


Oh man, I can't wait to see what new direction the Daily takes next semester. 3 editors, whoo-hoo!

It's about time they came to their senses, for about 2 years there it was like banging your head on the wall.