2013 was a year of growth for the Alaska Dispatch multimedia department. We added to our ranks a dedicated videographer, and explored new ways to tell stories using both video and still images, jumping head-first into the world of Instagram.
In March, during Iditarod, more people than ever viewed our slideshows and videos. As mushers and dogs traveled from Anchorage to Nome, people around the world watched the drama of the last great race unfold through our lenses.
Our most-watched video of the year was a timelapse of the northern lights, photographed during a single amazing night this spring. Set to music, the lights dance in step with an otherworldly beat.
Our short documentary-style videos focused on stories of musicians, families, friends and neighbors coming together to create something larger than themselves. From the infamous Talkeetna bachelor auction to a pair of Inuit throat-singing sisters, these videos highlight the weird and wonderful people that make up our great state.