7Beyond Words


Text, pictures, and graphics comprise newspapers. Radio delivers sound and the imagination it elicits. Television merges that sound with video. But only one medium can use all these tools—text, pictures, graphics, audio, video—to tell one story: the Internet.

From picture books to podcasts, TV reality to the tumblelogs that bring you a little of this and a little of that, weblogs have evolved into a new kind of journal.

Words often aren’t the best way to tell a story in this digital age. If “a picture is worth a thousand words,” as the cliché has long held, what is a slide show worth? And what if it is accompanied by audio?

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