Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Teaching New Forms of Storytelling, from Database Narratives to Quantum Journalism

Teaching New Forms of Storytelling, from Database Narratives to Quantum Journalism | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Susan Currie Sivek: "At the AEJMC conference this summer, Google News head Richard Gingras called for journalism educators to think beyond today's standard news site architecture and story structures and to teach journalism students the tools of computer science and product design" ...

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'Newsgames': playing with the news

'Newsgames': playing with the news | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Eva Domínguez: "Two Pulitzer Prizewinners are preparing a game in order to make the world aware of the conditions of inequality in which women and children are suffering in many parts of the world. It will be released in the autumn and it’s another example of the use of ludic strategies in journalism, a tendency known as newsgaming" ...


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Your Tweets Are Why The Next Walter Cronkite Will Be A Robot

Your Tweets Are Why The Next Walter Cronkite Will Be A Robot | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

David Holmes: "A computer that can write like a human is a neat trick. But Moxie Awards finalist Narrative Science is taking the role of the robot journalist to the next level"...

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Multimedia storytelling at The Atavist: One year in, how’s it going, Evan Ratliff?

Multimedia storytelling at The Atavist: One year in, how’s it going, Evan Ratliff? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Paige Williams: "It’s been a little over a year since The Atavist debuted as a groundbreaking digital platform for long-form multimedia storytelling"...

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When Journalism and Marketing Converge

When Journalism and Marketing Converge | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A reporter walks into a marketing agency and a “branded journalist” is born.


Biserka Anderson: The bottom line is that to stand out in the glut of online voices, a branded newsroom needs to meet three conditions: It has to be open, transparent and rigorous; it has to adhere to journalistic values; and it has to embrace technological innovation [...]

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Social media reporting project from Afghanistan set to debut as multi-media performance

Social media reporting project from Afghanistan set to debut as multi-media performance | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Basetrack, a social media reporting project that accompanied a marine battalion on a deployment in Afghanistan, will be adapted into a series of theater performances [...] at Juilliard in New York."


For more on this interesting multiplatform project read Bringing the war in Afghanistan home, by iPhone.

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Three Little Pigs - what really happened to the three little pigs?

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Tools for Transmedia Journalism

Tools for Transmedia Journalism | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Usagi looks at Storify and Diigo as tools for transmedia journalism. And, as added interest, he shares his storified notes from "The Story of a Transmedia Revolution".  These are great notes!

 

["The Story of a Transmedia Revolution" can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/xojQbz (part one) & @scoopit http://bit.ly/yBOSVl (part two)  ]

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Games are just another storytelling device

Games are just another storytelling device | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Whenever people talk about games as a potential journalistic device, there is a reaction against the idea of 'play' as a method for communicating 'serious'...
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'Hunger In Los Angeles': Virtual Reality Makes Journalism Immersive, Pixelated

'Hunger In Los Angeles': Virtual Reality Makes Journalism Immersive, Pixelated | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Imagine you're at a food bank outside the First Unitarian Church in Los Angeles. It's a clear and hot Saturday in August.

 

[The ultimate in immersive storytelling techniques.]

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Condition ONE: is immersive storytelling the next big step in conflict reporting?

Condition ONE: is immersive storytelling the next big step in conflict reporting? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Now, a new tablet application is allowing photographers to shoot 180 degrees frameless stories straight from the frontline. “Condition ONE will let people witness a story first-hand like never before,” promises its creator, American photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis.


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Transmedia Journalism Principles

Transmedia Journalism Principles | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Looking at journalism in terms of Henry Jenkins’ seven principles, all of the characteristics of transmedia as he defines it have individually been implemented in a journalism or documentary context before...
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World Building [Transmedia Journalism]

World Building [Transmedia Journalism] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The beauty of journalism, however, is that we don’t need to create stories, characters or worlds. The real world is our transmedia world and it is already filled with cultures, characters and stories to be written and produced, connected to each other and delivered through multiple media channels...
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National Geographic’s Aaron Huey on Digital Collaboration and Community Storytelling

National Geographic’s Aaron Huey on Digital Collaboration and Community Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mona Zhang: "The latest cover of National Geographic features the story of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota" ...


DRC: This article looks at the storytelling platform Cowbird and how it's being utilized by the Lakota to tell their own stories.

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Down at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Information

Down at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Information | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kevin Moloney: "For journalists (like me) journalism is a religion too. Like other religions it has a long history, dogma, ritual, and a well-formed system of ethics that helps us structure what we say and how we act" ...

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Dan Rather on how social media has changed TV news: ‘A deadline every nanosecond’

Dan Rather on how social media has changed TV news: ‘A deadline every nanosecond’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Natan Edelsburg: "The role TV played in Rather’s reporting from interviewing Martin Luther King Jr. to endless presidents paints a clear picture of how TV became the mass medium it is today that complements the social web" ...

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American Idol Meets Arts Journalism, in KCET's Artbound

American Idol Meets Arts Journalism, in KCET's Artbound | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Lenika Cruz: "This project, still in its nascent stages, aims to bring attention to Southern California's cultural and artistic scene across 11 counties, providing in-depth criticism and analysis and by taking a "transmedia" approach, incorporating multiple platforms like video and photography in the telling of a single story."

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iPhone Documentary Takes on Syria: Is This the Future of Journalism?

iPhone Documentary Takes on Syria: Is This the Future of Journalism? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"An anonymous undercover reporter for Al Jazeera has captured the Syrian uprising in a first-of-its-kind-documentary — recorded on an iPhone."

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Within Limits and Free of Constraints [Transmedia Journalism]

Within Limits and Free of Constraints [Transmedia Journalism] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Transmedia journalism does require more advance planning than other kinds of coverage. Decisions need to be made on questions like what the keystone medium will be, how will the story expand (not repeat) through other media, and what subset stories lend themselves to a particular medium. Our constraints of space and possibility are gone...
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9 key elements that can help journalists be better video storytellers

9 key elements that can help journalists be better video storytellers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
These building blocks separate video from other storytelling formats, and the more you’re aware of them, the more efficiently you can create videos that have an impact...

 

 

[This is a useful article for anyone wanting to be a better video storyteller.]

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Building Transmedia Journalism

Building Transmedia Journalism | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
First, a transmedia approach to journalism would require that it be designed as transmedia from the start. Editors must consider what media are available to them and how the individual strengths of those media can be used to the story’s advantage...

 

[Another excellent piece from Kevin Moloney ....]

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Sundance Film Hunger In L.A. Immerses Viewers In An Interactive Journalism Experience

Sundance Film Hunger In L.A. Immerses Viewers In An Interactive Journalism Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
One of the most talked-about--and harrowing--Sundance films wasn’t a film in the traditional sense. Hunger In L.A., which screened at the New Frontier Pavilion, is an interactive experience that puts participants in the middle of a shocking food line incident.
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Immersive reporting: the scene in 360 degrees

Immersive reporting: the scene in 360 degrees | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Photography first, and now 360-degree video have served to experiment with spatial immersion in digital journalism in order to give the spectators the option to see the scene as it revolves around them, in any direction.

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Electoral Politics and Reality TV [A transmedia meta-narrative]

Electoral Politics and Reality TV [A transmedia meta-narrative] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It is a transmedia meta-narrative. By transmedia I mean that it plays out not only in televised debates but also in ads, books, events, the daily paper, social media and shouting matches in bars...
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Transmedia Journalism in Principle

Transmedia Journalism in Principle | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Here’s a miniature manifesto for transmedia journalism:

We journalists need to find the public across a very diverse mediascape rather than expecting them to come to us. The days of the captiv...
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