Multimedia production by journalist/videographer Elles van Gelder & photojournalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien about the right-wing organization Kommandokorps in South Africa.
White South African teens wrestle with an uncertain identity. An extreme right-wing group is teaching young Afrikaners to eschew Nelson Mandela’s vision of a multicultural rainbow nation. The fringe group Kommandokorps, led by old-apartheid leader Franz Jooste, organizes camps in school holidays where Afrikaner teenagers learn to defend themselves against crime in South Africa. But that’s not all. They learn they are their own people - not South Africans but Afrikaners - that shouldn’t integrate in the new democratic South Africa.
The New York Times R&D Lab Explores How Content is Shared
OWNI published its thoughts on the ten most creative digital projects of 2011. Included is work from MIT’s Media Lab, independent artists and scientists, design firms and open collaborations.
Above, we have Cascade from the New York Times R&D department.
Cascade is a by NYTimes R&D department that allows precise analysis of the structures that underlie sharing activity on the web. Initiated by Mark Hansen and working with Jer Thorp and Jake Porway (Data Scientist at the Times) the team spent 6 months building the tool to understand how information propagates through the social media space. While initially applied to New York Times stories and information, the tool and its underlying logic may be applied to any publisher or brand interested in understanding how its messages are shared.
Take some time to click through to watch some inspiration.
Top 50 multimedia packages of 2011
Thiw week, Tracy Boyer Clark shares her top 50 of the multimedia projects for this year.
Below, enjoy her selection in Journalism & Documentary
- Portraits of grief – NYTimes.com
- How does your income compare? – WashingtonPost.com
- The debt crisis: What should Congress do? – NYTimes.com
- A week on Foursquare – WSJ.com
- The death of a terrorist: A turning point? – NYTimes.com
- Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests – Guardian.co.uk
- Empty cradles – JSOnline.com
- Victims of gang violence – LA Times
- Japan earthquake – AP
- Battles and casualties of the Civil War – WashingtonPost.com
- One millionth tower
- Africa to Australia
- A matter of decency
- Brain games
- Half-Lives: The Chernobyl workers now
- The Denali experiment
- Surviving the peace
- Almost there – the Muir project
- Balloons of Bhutan
Read more on her website
On the Brink – Ericsson documentary explores the past, present, and future of technology and connectivity, featuring Flickr founder Caterina Fake, Wired UK editor David Rowan, Soundcloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss, and other tech thought-leaders