‘Wash Post’ Site Adds Multimedia Feature Focusing on Regular People’s Lives

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By: E&P Staff

The Washington Post’s Web site has launched a new interactive feature that presents stories, memories, and teachings from ordinary people from all walks of life.

The video series, called “On Being,” presents “musings, attitudes, passions and quirks of people in an up-close documentary style,” according to a release. The format, where people speak by themselves in front of a plain background, is meant to spotlight easch person’s individual story and minimize distraction for the viewer.

This is the first project spearheaded by Rob Curley, vice president of product development, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI).

“‘onBeing’ features extremely intimate and insightful storytelling, and we wanted to create a platform for the videos that intensified the viewing experience,” Curley said in a written statment. “The video player we developed for the project is probably the most sophisticated on the Internet, and it will not only encourage people to watch more often, but will also enable them to share these stories with others.”

New videos from average people will be added to the project each Wednesday without thematic continuity.

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