Teaching Examples

Video story: Hope for Kun Sokkea
January 5, 2007, 12:53 pm
Filed under: journalism, online, video

Here is another video that is not one bit boring: Hope for Kun Sokkea, produced by Naka Nathaniel and reported by Nick Kristof, both of The New York Times. You can see Kristof’s blog post about the story — with comments, I might add.

One of the things I love about this is that it gives me a window into a world I could not see otherwise. What does this Cambodian sixth-grader look like? Her house, and her school — what are they like? I think you could do this same story equally well with a Soundslides, but Naka is an accomplished videographer and editor, and his video is much better than his still photography, in my opinion — so in this case, I would argue that video was the best choice.

I’m used to Kristof’s voiceovers now, and they don’t bother me too much. And what else are you going to do when your subjects are non-English speakers? Sometimes you just gotta have a VO.

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Darn…You have to be a TimeSelect subscriber to watch, since Kristof is a colomnist.

Comment by Angela Grant

Sorry about that! College students and faculty get an attractive discount on TimesSelect.

Comment by Mindy McAdams

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