Best Multimedia News Presentation 2013

Alex Blumberg

Alex Blumberg

AWARD YEAR: 2014

AWARD NAME: Best Multimedia News Presentation

AWARD RECIPIENT: Alex Blumberg

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Planet Money and NPR Visuals, National Public Radio

AWARD HONORED WORK: Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt

Planet Money” creators found a way to add an additional layer to its multimedia by not only presenting their findings, but also by producing T-shirts—the actual item about which they are reporting. In doing so, they tackle a subject we might think too familiar and show us much we don’t know. It melds text and video so that they don’t just coexist, they complement and amplify one another, with layers and layers of information adding to the audience experience.