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Toronto Star launches unique eReads program

Toronto Star launches unique eReads program | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Star Dispatches is a unique weekly eReads program that delivers exclusive long-form journalism from the Toronto Star’s newsroom to readers around the world.
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The 10 Ingredients for a Perfect Interactive Team

The 10 Ingredients for a Perfect Interactive Team | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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"Are you looking to create your own interactive team? Check out an NFB tried, tested and true recipe from Marie-Pier Gauthier, the Head of Production for our French Interactive Studio."

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"Are you looking to create your own interactive team? Check out an NFB tried, tested and true recipe from Marie-Pier Gauthier, the Head of Production for our French Interactive Studio."

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"Are you looking to create your own interactive team? Check out an NFB tried, tested and true recipe from Marie-Pier Gauthier, the Head of Production for our French Interactive Studio."

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Data-Driven DJ | Two Trains

Data-Driven DJ | Two Trains | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway. Data-Driven DJ is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds.
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Portraits of the African Diaspora

Portraits of the African Diaspora | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Nicola Lo Calzo combines heart with historical curiosity in his photographs of the Maroons in Suriname and French Guiana.
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London lights up the night in 6 must-see aerial photos

London lights up the night in 6 must-see aerial photos | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A photographer flew over London capturing some of the city's most breath-taking views.
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What 'Women's Work' Looked Like 100 Years Ago

What 'Women's Work' Looked Like 100 Years Ago | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Everything that women's work encompasses today, we owe to the women of the past.

One hundred years ago, American women were proving that "women's work" happens outside of the home, too. During World War I, women made strides into the wo...
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Staying Put and Bearing Witness to the Holocaust

Staying Put and Bearing Witness to the Holocaust | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Rather than flee to safe havens in America or Israel, some 2,700 Jews who survived Auschwitz returned to their European town in what is now Romania.
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Fighting ISIS with comic books (Wired UK)

Fighting ISIS with comic books (Wired UK) | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Comic books are the best technology we have to counter extremist narratives, said social activist, Suleiman Bakhit at WIRED2014
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A twist on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's famous speech about "the danger of a single story". Suleiman Bakhit explains the toxic effect of the 'single story' in the Middle East where it creates "terrorism disguised as heroism". His solution to this problem? Comic books. Fascinating!

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Kathryn Nave:  'Jordanian social activist, Suleiman Bakhit believes we can fight ISIS with comic books. "Everything begins with a story," he told the audience at WIRED2014. "Narratives and myths give us a sense of purpose, they give us a compelling sense of direction in our lives."'

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POINTS OF VIEW

POINTS OF VIEW | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
POINTS OF VIEW @pointsofviewdoc is an interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B'Tselem's Camera Distribution Project: www.points-of-view.net
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'Points of View' is produced by Zohar Kfir, a filmmaker and media artist from Montréal. Based entirely on user generated content, this online documentary offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary Palestinians as they navigate Israeli occupation. 

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'Points of View' is produced by Zohar Kfir, a filmmaker and media artist from Montréal. Based entirely on user generated content, this online documentary offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary Palestinians as they navigate Israeli occupation. 

 

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Same-Sex Couples, at Ease at Home

Same-Sex Couples, at Ease at Home | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Sage Sohier’s photos of same-sex couples were inspired, in part, by her father — who never admitted he was gay despite having lived with boyfriends.
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Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Fresh powder beckoned 16 expert skiers and snowboarders into the backcountry. Then the snow gave way.
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Photographing a ‘Difficult Love’ in South Africa

Photographing a ‘Difficult Love’ in South Africa | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Zanele Muholi has been an activist using photography to champion the rights of black lesbians and transgender people in South Africa.
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Arresting photography project by Zanele Muholi - "an artist and activist, advocating for rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on a continent where they are under attack".


She is documenting black lesbians and transgender people and says that when she first started doing this "you could barely find any positive images of black lesbians,” in South Africa. She was equally "aware of the disconnect between images and reality, how men took pictures that did not capture what she knew and felt". 

 

Same sex marriage is legal in South Africa, however homophobia is "rampant, and a horrific wave of violence against black lesbians and transgender men continues".


This beautiful photography project has a very ambitious goal: "You can’t change the laws without changing the images,” says Zanele Muholi. “It is one thing to say we exist; it is another thing to show it."

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Hate radio prepared the Rwandan people for genocide by demonising the Tutsi

Hate radio prepared the Rwandan people for genocide by demonising the Tutsi | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Anti-Tutsi articles and graphic cartoons began appearing in the Kangura newspaper from around 1990.
In June 1993 a new radio station called Radio-Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLMC) began broadcasting in Rwanda…
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The Coolest Job in New Media That You’ve Never Heard About

The Coolest Job in New Media That You’ve Never Heard About | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Get to know Opeyemi Olukemi, our Senior Director of Interactive and a trailblazer who operates at the crossroads where technology and storytelling meet.
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Get to know one of Europe's largest minority groups.

Get to know one of Europe's largest minority groups. | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
You might see Europe differently after you've looked at it through the eyes of an immigrant. Meet the Somalis.
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Thoughtful insight into the life of Somali refugees in Europe. 

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BBC - The Last Hours of Laura K - Writers Room

BBC - The Last Hours of Laura K - Writers Room | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
An immersive digital murder mystery and online investigation challenging the traditional conventions of storytelling, and questioning how we live our lives now.
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Interesting use of social media in storytelling. The creators of 'The Last Hours of Laura K' spent a crucial amount of time before the launch of the project creating online profiles to their characters and documenting Laura's last day on earth. Now it's the users' job to find the killer. 

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BBC Writers Room:  "An immersive digital murder mystery and online investigation challenging the traditional conventions of storytelling, and questioning how we live our lives now."

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Banyan Tree Project | Saving Face Can't Make You Safe - Talk about HIV - End HIV Stigma

Banyan Tree Project | Saving Face Can't Make You Safe - Talk about HIV - End HIV Stigma | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The Banyan Tree Project is a national social marketing campaign to stop HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities.
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This 'Flow Motion' Time-Lapse of Dubai is Insane

This 'Flow Motion' Time-Lapse of Dubai is Insane | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth has taken the idea of hyperlapses to the next level with his latest video, "Dubai Flow Motion" (shown above). It offe
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Exploring international interactive storytelling

Exploring international interactive storytelling | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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Simon Staffans:  "An interview with Ingrid Kopp, the director of digital initiatives at Tribeca."


[Image: Priya's Shakti Trailer]

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Motivate the students!

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Reality Checks: How to Avoid Exploiting the Disenfranchised in Your Documentary

Reality Checks: How to Avoid Exploiting the Disenfranchised in Your Documentary | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
There's nothing wrong making a documentary about people who struggle to get by, but not everyone goes about it with the right strategy.
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Dispatches from IDFA: A Conversation with DocLab Architect Caspar Sonnen | POV Blog | PBS

Dispatches from IDFA: A Conversation with DocLab Architect Caspar Sonnen | POV Blog | PBS | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Kel O'Neill (of Jongsma + O'Neill) sits down with IDFA DocLab creator Caspar Sonnen to discuss DocLab, digital storytelling, and the 'medium' of interactive documentaries — if it can be defined as a 'medium' at all.
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A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.
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Black Fathers, Present and Accountable

Black Fathers, Present and Accountable | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Zun Lee has produced a photo book that challenges the persistent narrative that African-American fathers are absent from the lives of their children.
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A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors

A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors | Storytelling in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"I was discovering a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she barely outgrew, a person on the ed
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Beautiful project by photographer Rania Matar - she's been capturing girls around the world in the inner sanctum of their rooms. The result is a colorful, sometimes outrageous, yet respectful and intimate collection of portraits. Matar herself notes that her interest "focuses primarily on the transition from childhood to womanhood and the way that our possessions help mark that moment".

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