Two Tours of Magnolia

Chloe’ Clossum

I think that overall, this story used several aspects of multimedia storytelling which was something I like. On the website it didn’t have the physical multimedia points, but it had links on the website to show the different topics. So, the story was sort of short because of the text not all being on the page. That is one thing that I liked but didn’t at the same time. I like the idea of using it, but it could have been presented better within the website. The page featured three of the multimedia storytelling techniques of video, animations and photos. Clicking one of the links took you to a live animation of what was happening through the Magnolia Plantation which was two hours long. The page also had another link on the page showing a video of what was going on being described. Lastly the page had a picture on who the story was about so that people had a visual of what you were reading. Now it is a National Park that people can go to, to see what was happening in the time and what slaves had to go through. It was to show how race lived through America and how this affected millions of people being in enslavement, no rights and how it’s still going to this day. I think that this works as a multimedia package because sometimes only reading doesn’t keep the reader attentive so if they have visuals and other aspects to look at as well that can assist in keeping the reader interested and attentive. Just reading something with nothing to imagine can sometimes cause me to zone out or lose focus so I know there are others who feel the same way. Overall, it was a decent example of showing multimedia and its aspects within the story. Two Tours of Magnolia (nytimes.com)

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Chloe’ Clossum

Chloe’ Clossum

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Freshman, Journalism major at Missouri Western State University.