Layering the news

Slide shows, videos, flash animations–there are lots of different ways to tell a visual story online. Now you can add one more: the photostory collage. A new service from VuVox allows journalists to build multimedia stories in layers. Watch Richard Koci Hernandez of the San Jose Mercury News demonstrate and explain how he uses it:

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Now explore the finished product: Where We Live: Willow Glen.  I like the way the “thought bubbles” let you choose whether to read a caption and also provide links to more information if you want it.  But I did find myself wishing that the links led to more video instead of audio slide shows.  What’s your view?