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
- Data mapping
- Interactive graphics
- User contributed material
- 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.
118 Things to Know about Ultimate Fighting:
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:
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
Compare what Tiger Woods said to Bill Clinton and A-Rod.
Grading the Calgary Flames-an Interactive:
How Does Andy Roddick Hit the Tennis Ball so Fast?
How does the Halfpipe work?
What makes a great figure skating performance? Step-by-step
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.
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.