SportsCenter put together a video package of soldiers returning home to their families. It is a good example of multiplatform journalism (MPJ) because not only is in a video/audio package and it can also be link to various social media sites. The video is up on YouTube and can be share with other social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google plus.
The video package engages the audience and it is a different way of storytelling. This story is told by the characters in the story, in their own words. There was no need for a narrator for this piece. Everything comes together in this video, music becomes the central point of the video and it sets the tone and mood of the story. Chris Daughtry song “Going Home” is the central point and gives the story more meaning to the video. “Going Home” is a song that was written by Daughtry and he wrote it because while he was away he was missing his family. It is similar to what these soldiers were feeling while they were away from their families. The video has already receive a million views on YouTube.
“ Well I’m going home, back to the place where I belong and where your love has always been enough for me. But these places and these faces are getting old. So I’m going home.”