When Pulitzer Prize winner John Kaplan decided to share with the world his story of his battle with cancer it was not the way I had imagined it to be.

Kaplan shared his story with pictures, audio and video but it was much more than a random YouTube video. As Kaplan shared his story, the photos became more and more personal and the audio more emotional to listen to.

The ability to share such a personal story with great detail absolutely surprised me. How does someone open up a window into their world enough to allow people to feel what they went through?

Kaplan’s amazing skills in photography showed as he told his story. This piece was a prime example of how effective multimedia can truly be.

Multimedia reaches people because it provides a different learning experience for the story line. You can listen and watch photos slide across the screen and video tell the story.

Everyone has a story to tell and being able to access simple technology to help tell a personal story is within everyone’s grasp.

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