"Soundslides - a product of newspapers in transition." 

There was a brief transitory period of time for the newspaper industry when a departure from the traditional medium of print was thought of as a salve - a means to an end of the very much broken business model. Not everyone had jumped on the video bandwagon, and not everyone had written off tradition. These “SoundSlides” are an example of what existed between the two eras - a bridge between print and video. 

A great deal of time and energy was spent retooling, in order to deliver what was though by some as a highly antiquated process by means of one slightly more advanced in order to avoid what we all dreaded becoming: videographers, or worse yet some thought - television cameramen. Tradition has endured, but at great cost to countless individuals devoted to the basic premise that everyone has a story, and those stories are very much an intricate aspect of a healthy Democracy.

Take a look, and I hope you enjoy, because we - and it was definitely a team effort - had a lot of fun making it happen.


We’re really looking to weed out the guys who are phoning it in.
— Cedric Debit, co-Comissioner, USAG, 2007.

Just shovel it in.
— John Howley, Head Groundskeep, 2006.

This mustache started off and it was, you know - three hairs and a pimple.
— Lynn Abrams

Amateur radio is like have a public telephone with a public line - anyone can listen in.
— Don Boone, Amateur Radio Specialist.

... You don’t have a chance to survive if you take on a train.
— Lt. Joshua Swindell, Ohio State Patrol.

The buzzards come back for the great roosting places ... rather than the great smorgasboard of their great, great, great grandfathers.
— Bob Hinkle, Chief of Outdoor Education/Chief Naturalist 27 years, Cleveland MetroParks.

I wanted to be that poster boy. That guy jumping out of helicopters on the poster in the recruiting office. I’m working on it. I’m almost there.
— Spc. Damon Lawrence, United States Army.