Getting audiovisual content into irishtimes.com’s election coverage
You may have noticed that we’re using the election campaign as a testing ground for some new developments on irishtimes.com. As many of our users have pointed out, the site has been behind the curve when it comes to producing audiovisual content, along with exploring the full potential of social media tools such as Twitter and Audioboo. To that end, we’ve been producing daily podcasts and other audio since the start of the campaign, and we’ve been shooting some video, using smartphones and small, low-cost video cameras.
‘Where’s the spellcheck?’ Irish Times reporters get to grips with video.
As we expected, it’s been a learning process for everyone involved, and we have a long way to go. But, as this report by Eanna Ó Caollaí shows, we are getting there… at least, I think so. What do you think?