Media arts internship February 20-21, 2015

February 20, 2015

Pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training, which means the amount of articles published by Astros beat writers will go up significantly, so I’ll need to set aside more time to go through those articles for podcast content. I had other obligations tonight, but I found an hour to read some articles and refine the podcast notes for the upcoming episode on Sunday.

February 21, 2015

The first day of Astros workouts happened and Astros reporters were there to capture it all on social media. I thought it would be a good idea to collect all the tweets with images, video, and other media into a couple of posts for the day. Here are the links for those posts:

Part 1 Astros pitchers and catchers workout

Part 2 Astros pitchers and catchers workout

As you can see I did one in the morning and one in the evening.

A few readers of our site pointed out that I had missed a few names on the sites Spring Training roster infographic. I resolved that by adding the names, however I ran into another issue. The new names made the graphic look cluttered and squished together. To address this I had to redo the background. I counted out the names so that I knew how many columns to add, then took another screenshot of a spreadsheet to use as the background. Once that was in place i had to shrink all the names and titles so they fit into the now smaller cells. After that, I had to realign everything, which is what took the most time. Once the graphic was squared away I had to re-upload and re-post.