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If you work for a small news organisation with few resources or if your team has a reduced budget, producing multimedia reporting projects like the ones you might see from The New York Times or The Washington Post can seem impossible.

But there are several steps you can take to scale down such projects and create them on a local level, with the resources you have available. At the Online News Association conference, Kristen Hare of Poynter and Sara Baranowski, editor of the Iowa Falls Times Citizen, discussed five steps you can take to get started.

Their conversation has been published on Poynter here, so you can check out their advice and find out more about what they call "The Weird Al method".

"I look for things that resonate with me. If a story I read, a video I watch or an interactive I use makes me feel or understand something, there’s a good chance it will do the same for my audience," said Baranowski.

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