Reuters’ award winning Wider Image is now available on all devices. Access our very best visual stories from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Jassim Ahmad, global head of multimedia innovation at Reuters, answers our questions about responsive design, multimedia and trends in visual storytelling.
12 Dec 2013Jassim Ahmad
Why create a responsive experience?
As habits of media consumption change, photojournalism must adapt to reach audiences wherever they are. That may be a smartphone during the morning commute, a desktop at the office, or a tablet on the living room couch.
Building a native product for every device is prohibitively expensive and unsustainable. Responsive design fluidly adapts to any screen size. It achieves the broadest reach for the stories, which you have invested so much time and effort to report. It facilitates discovery through search and social media, and creates consistency across platforms.
UK device ownership, UK Ofcom 2012 Communications Market report
What advice would you give someone considering a responsive site? (more…)
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Recently we marked the 10 year anniversary of the U.S. and its allies’ invasion of Iraq, based on the premise that the country was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Despite worldwide protest, 200,000 thousand troops deployed into Iraq in March 2003. A decade after U.S. and Western troops swept into Iraq, the country still struggles with a stubborn insurgency, sectarian friction and political instability. We take a look back on this long road through history from the perspective of our Reuters journalists.
The Pictures of the Year International (POYi) awards were officially finalized and announced on Wednesday (Feb. 27). Established in 1944, it is one of the most highly regarded annual international competitions for press photography. Reuters extensive coverage of events in 2012 was recognized with a total of 19 awards. Discover the award-winning work of our photographers: (more…)
From the world stage, to the street corner, Reuters presents extraordinary images taken by its global network of photographers in 2012. License over 6 million images at Reuters Pictures or follow them on Twitter @ReutersPictures to receive regular updates on our best content, photographers blogs and projects.
Around the globe, young college graduates are unable to find job in the fields they studied. Instead, many are eking out a living in the service industry. Reuters photographers captured images of this ”jobless generation.”
A boy looks at an artwork made of unwanted toys at the solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji, known for his creations that recycle unwanted toys and waste materials. More than 100,000 unwanted toys collected by social groups across Japan for the past 13 years were used in the exhibition.
Today’s photo shows first lady Michelle Obama waving at the crowd before addressing the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can follow everything happening at the DNC on the Reuters live blog or at the election landing page.
Today’s photo shows an activist carrying a sign during a protest march in a downpour at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida. You can follow everything happening at the RNC with the Reuters live blog or at the election landing page.
In Ecuador, the active Tungurahua volcano has been spewing ash for the last few days. The volcano, which is classified as active, is about 90 miles south of the capital, Quito. Tungurahua, in the past, acts on an 80-100 year eruption cycle, with the last major one coming between 1916-18; this means that the volcano is due to start another one relatively soon.