Audio Slideshows – What Makes This Place Great


WHAT MAKES THIS PLACE GREAT is an online collection of audio slideshow stories about the people, places and things that make the Portland region wonderful. It’s sponsored by TriMet with the intent of celebrating and sharing all the things – big and little– that make us happy we live here.”

The great part about this series is how TriMet uses a subtle thread to showcase how they connect the various areas of Portland and the immediate outlying communities with light rail services to help promote cleaner air and less traffic congestion in the metro area.

Audio in Rich Media – Telling Stories with Sound

“If you’re going to get into the business of photojournalism, you need to know how to confidently record and manipulate sound…”

The original story was linked from the Media Storm website, but Apple USA had removed it.  The article was found on Apple Canada’s website and I’ve made Google Doc copies for future reference – I recommend you do the same – not sure how long they’ll be online.

“Investing in an audio recorder and a microphone is probably the most important thing a photojournalist can do to get into the new media game. Learning new skills is critical to keeping pace with the evolution of storytelling. These new skills will take time to master, but the upside in terms of improving the quality of your journalism and expanding your distribution outlets can be both journalistically and financially rewarding.” – Brian Storm

Full Article here