Sports Multimedia

Sports stories offer tons of opportunities to go beyond reporting just for TV or radio. Here is a collection of multimedia projects from around North America where the journalists used EIGHT key tools to tell the story including:

  • Still pictures
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Data mapping
  • Interactive graphics
  • User contributed material
  • Blogging
  • Tag Cloud

Interactive panoramics are a great way to take a still photo and make sports events come to life. They give perspective to giant venues like mountains, stadiums and crowds.
http://multimedia.post-gazette.com/SB45/Panoramics/default.asp

118 Things to Know about Ultimate Fighting:
http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/graphics/2010_ufc_118/

The Boston Globe explains by using factoids, a timeline, a section called “Inside the Ring” explains how paints are scored and the different fighting styles

Covering a marathon:
http://boston.com/sports/marathon/?p1=SportsNav_Index_Marathon

Not only does the news organization post their photos, they ask the runners to post their own. Plenty of video and audio, http://www.boston.com/video/viral_page/?/services/player/?bctid=1565244709001

They provide a runner’s blog http://www.boston.com/sports/marathon/blog/2012/04/where_the_streets_have_no_name.html

The stride by stride race tracker http://www.boston.com/sports/marathon/stride_by_stride/

Using TagCloud to compare Apologies
http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_sports/tiger_apologies/index.html
Compare what Tiger Woods said to Bill Clinton and A-Rod.

Grading the Calgary Flames-an Interactive:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/interactive/flamesgrade/index.html

How Does Andy Roddick Hit the Tennis Ball so Fast?
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/andy-roddick-serve.htm

How does the Halfpipe work?
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/sports/olympics/olympics-interactives.html#tab0

What makes a great figure skating performance? Step-by-step
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/sports/olympics/olympics-interactives.html#tab4

Analyzing where the Heat and Thunder are the hottest by using heat maps:
I especially like the rollover of the players. Roll over their image and see their shots.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/11/sports/basketball/nba-shot-analysis.html

The story of an NHL Enforcer: I like that the video is in sections, not just one long story. They also have handwritten notes from him and his childhood journey.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/12/04/sports/hockey/boogaard-video.html

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