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James E. Taylor
When the funeral for the first soldier in our neck of the woods killed in Iraq was held a few weeks ago, as can be expected, there was a huge media circus, and all the area newspapers and television stations were there. Some handled the situation more delicately than others.
Our managing editor was on vacation and out of town that week, and it fell to ME to do the story and the photos. Because we’re a small weekly newspaper, we didn’t have a lot of room for the photos (especially since my news/feature story was on the large size) so I took a cue from the daily paper in Wausau and created a multimedia slideshow of the images. This was the first time I’ve ever tried one of these, and literally had to teach myself the software as I went along.
We have had the link in our paper for two weeks now, and the readers found it a well put together and moving experience. Since we have a few hundred views left on the streaming video — and I’m looking for imput from people outside the area — I’m posting the link here.
The video will ONLY work on machines running Windows Media Player.
Again, these are very moving images, and I would appreciate any critiques on the thing as a whole. Thanks.
From the Northwoods of Wisconsin
“When the going gets WEIRD, the WEIRD turn PRO,” Hunter S. Thompson